- 22 Jun 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
- 8.00am - 6.00pm
“If Walls Could Talk”
If walls could talk, they would definitely reveal more interesting details about many exhibitions.
Like the one at The Flat – Massimo Carasi with four international artists who use unusual materials to create unexpected works of art. Titled “If Walls Could Talk”, the exhibition is on view until September 24 and features the works by Micheal Johansson, Hiva Alizadeh, Sali Muller, and Élle de Bernardini.
Geometric and abstract forms are the territory on which Michael Johansson and Hiva Alizadeh juggle.Both make use of pre-existing artifacts, decontextualizing them: Johansson builds monolithic agglomerations of common objects, while Alizadeh draws impalpable representations with vivid and volatile extensions (strands of synthetic hair). Using hyper-performing materials, Sali Muller creates views on four-dimensional thresholds , that the artist creates by the use of three-dimensional screens that draw one back to an alienating and illusory two-dimensional world.
The exhibition shifts from the representation of aseptic geometric abstractions to the rendition of sculptures made of soft clothes with organic shapes and filled up with sand or to even a more explicit representation of genitalia: Élle de Bernardini sculpts nylon stockings and synthetic furs, cuts out eco-leat her and fabrics.
Detail of Sali Muller, Down the rabbit hole, 2021. Courtesy of The Flat Massimo Carasi.