Exhibition - June 2022
last words from
the periphery II
4.06 2022 vernissage 14h-22h
12.06 2022 finissage 14h-18h
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curated by rocco a. de filippo and olena iegorova
Werkerei – Luegislandstrasse 105
8051 Zürich (old Boesner)
“They dig inside us and they find lava”, organic paintings
Based on the words of Paul Celan's poetry ‘Il y avait de la terre en eux et ils creusaient’ (“Es war Erde in ihnen, Die Niemandsrose”, 1963), They dig inside us explores through the material the possibility that a ceaseless fire burns within each of us and is just waiting to emerge. Dark and compact, organic, at once a reference to outdoor construction sites and our own personal inner search, the artwork stands before us like a granite. Yet, when illuminated in transparency, the painting reveals a new aspect of us: alive, luminous, incandescent.
Celan's poetry asks the question: "Can we write poetry after Auschwitz?” Can we continue our lives, while others are trying to survive or dying under the bombs? A current question, as a frightening echo to the situations of conflict and war in our contemporary world.