Patent from October 27 to December 30 | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Lagos Cultural Center – Exhibition Hall 2 and 3
A multidisciplinary collective exhibition, in the areas of sculpture, painting, installation, video and photographs, which addresses the evolution of the work of art as an object and the use of its materiality today. Three artists, from different countries (United Kingdom, Germany and Portugal), born in the 80’s, their vision in relation to artistic work, yours and that of your peers.
The exhibition consists of sculpture, photography and video. They are hybrid works where the artists present their work at the intersection between the various established techniques. Tom Saunders’ photographs are ready made interventions that aim to create a narrative. Martim Brion’s photographs focus on the plasticity of the object, on the use of different supports, from photographic paper to large canvases with color prints. In sculpture, Martim Brion and Silke Weiβbach work on a perception of color in the object and its shape, indicating a strong connection to painting and aiming to subvert the form in order to criticize the current state of the art and its manifestations. On video, the works of Saundres and Weiβbach could not be more disparate: Sauders continues his narratives through a more interactive medium and Weiβbach aims to focus on color, almost like a mobile painting.
Establishing a dialogue between the various pieces of the three artists, the exhibition aims to present a strong chromatic presence and a well balanced composition of the work. It also aims to create a dialogue between the three artists and the public in relation to the current art paradigm. The art needs a social message, in addition to its presence, and to address themes such as post-colonialism, social problems or, on the other hand, the visual impact of the work presented, its direct and indirect influences, conscious and unconscious, do they arrive to create something that has neither political nor economic power, thus having a social and intellectual power that needs concentration and study in order to be absorbed and debated?