C H I M È R E S:
Noun, French for mythology
(1) a monster from Greek mythology that breathes fire and has a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a snake’s tail
(2) something that exists only in the imagination and is not possible in reality
(3) a group exhibition curated by Hervé Mikaeloff, in collaboration with Matthias Arndt, presenting seven thought provoking artists from Southeast Asia.
The mythical journey starts with the artwork of Jose Santos III, whose Manila cobblestones represent a road that leads to nowhere and into the unknown. Followed by Philippine artist Rodel Tapaya, presents a large canvas which propels us into curious and sacred myths, and, Jigger Cruz paintings evoke an imaginative raw memory. Dive further into the provocative mind of Manuel Ocampo, whose two large still life paintings pushes the boundaries with riddles and symbolism, whilst Marina Cruz erases the boundaries between photography and painting. The iconic artworks by Indonesian Eko Nugroho, conjures entertaining and playful visuals of the human figure through three vivid embroideries. Lastly, the exhibition ends with the gilded sculptural wall pieces of Entang Wiharso, inspired by Indonesian stories and beliefs.
Credits and Copyrights: Artwork Images (Courtesy the artists and A3, Berlin).