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10/11/2022 - 15/12/2022

Contemporary - Painting


Tunji Adeniyi Jones, Alina Zamanova, Alexi Marshall & Samo Shalaby - Aphrodite to Mars

Tue-Fri: 10-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm

Curated by Nina De Maria

- "In each of these images there is a little piece of human psychology and human fate, a remnant of the joys and sorrows that have been repeated countless times in our ancestral history." - Carl Jung, On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry (1966)

- “The dream world and the real world are the same” Remedios Varo

Old fables and ancient myths have left traces that endure and resist through time: they continue to feel relevant today and influence contemporary art. The mystical works of four artists transports us into the dreamlike world of Aphrodite to Mars. Mythological and otherworldly creatures merge with unsettling women’s bodies in an enchanting as well as terrifying dimension. The metamorphoses that the bodies in the eight works perform challenge the definitions of human and non-human.

Superstitions, myths and fairy tales are the fil rouge of Aphrodite to Mars and they create a link from past to present. Symbolic and surreal figures are used to reinterpret the history of mythological scenes in Art History, subverting gender imbalances and marginalized histories. Therefore, myth and symbolic language is not used to alienate from reality but instead brings us in touch with the deeper layers of our own personalities.


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