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Sep 16 - Oct 14, 2017
Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed's powerful drawings are at once a satire of her generation in Vienna (she was born in 1993) and a deeper study of the human condition, a painful moral comedy, with death as a recurring subject. They are dense with incident and dense with allusion: to music, film, literature and art – as well as to anatomy and medicine. Baroque and Symbolist imagery combine with contemporary references. All this, alongside a Viennese knowledge of western and eastern European genres, gives her analysis of life breadth and acuteness.
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Sep 15 - Oct 13, 2018
Private view Fri Sep 14 6pm - 9pm
An exhibition of drawings, writings and other multimedia artworks that takes as its starting point, Koko, the gorilla’s address to the Paris United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in 2015. Taught from infancy by US researcher Dr Penny Patterson Koko ‘understood’ over 2000 spoken English words and the equivalent in signs before her recent death in June 2018 aged 46. Her grasp of language was comparable to a 5-year old human child. At COP 21 she ‘spoke’ with her hands and arms, as ‘the voice of nature’. She said, ‘man stupid’, ‘nature see you’, ‘fix nature’. For this new body of work Coutts draws on five of the signed phrases Koko used during her address to look at what happens with ‘language’ when we attempt to form greater intimacies with neighbouring species.
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