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Ania Soliman

Nature is an experiment

28.05.19 > 02.08.19

PRESS RELEASE: ENG | CAST | CAT

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(ENG) NATURE IS AN EXPERIMENT initiates an investigation into nature and its various technologies. The exhibition presents drawings of artificial bamboo plants, as well as a rainforest landscape, rendered in yellow. 

Designed by humans, assigned a serial number, and mass-produced in plastic or cloth, the artificial-bamboo plants represent the kind of irrational and manic overproduction that threatens our continued existence on this planet. Yet the plants also represent hope: they show how we love and desire nature even in its most alienated manifestations.

(CAST) NATURE IS AN EXPERIMENT (La naturaleza es un experimento), se basa en la investigación de la naturaleza y sus diversas tecnologías. La exposición presenta dibujos de plantas artificiales de bambú, así como un paisaje de selva tropical, todos ellos en color amarillo.

Diseñadas por humanos, asignadas a un número y producidas en serie, en materiales como plástico o tela, las plantas de bambú artificial representan el tipo de sobreproducción irracional y maníaca que amenaza nuestra existencia en este planeta. Sin embargo, las plantas también representan esperanza: ilustran cómo amamos y deseamos la naturaleza, incluso en sus manifestaciones más alienadas.


General exhibition view.


"bamboo VHA101714", 2018.Drawing. Encaustic, pencil, pigment, fragments from a technical drawing manual on paper 200 x 176 cm / 204 x 180 cm (framed)


General exhibition view.


"bamboo 5255140", 2018.Drawing. Encaustic, pencil, pigment, fragments from a technical drawing manual on paper 200 x 176 cm / 204 x 180 cm (framed)


General exhibition view.


"bamboo 1513-71", 2018. Drawing. Encaustic, pencil, pigment, fragments from a technical drawing manual on paper 200 x 176 cm / 204 x 180 cm (framed)


"Natural Production 6 (yellow)", 2014-2019. Drawing. Encaustic, pencil, pigment, fragments from a technical drawing manual on paper, 230 x 179 cm (framed).