9:00 am - 6:00 pm
FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH
ALCHEMIC BODY 2021, organized by ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts
ALCHEMIC BODY 2021 is an exhibition of contemporary art focused on the concept of transformation, starting from the alchemical processes, that aim to purify the natural elements: earth, air, water and fire. The alchemists, recognized as the ancestors of modern chemists, worked to discover the way the world is made and to modify its structure. The mysterious practice of alchemy always influenced the art and the artists from all the centuries. Alchemists and artists are fascinated by the concept of transformation and they both work to discover and create new possible worlds.
The human body is a changing system that connects us with other bodies and spaces to perceive the surrounding reality; a strong communication system with its own language and infinite ways of expression.
We have invited artists to analyze the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness.
Lize Kruger‘s artistic process fully explains the simile we propose between alchemists and artists. As an alchemist, Lize Kruger tries to create new worlds, through her works: loss, mental health, and abuse are the main topics of her artistic investigation and she manages to transform these delicate subjects into the divine. Her work reminds us that vulnerability should be embraced and cherished. Also for the Korean Moon Jeong Kim the hidden parts of human identities is an important research field; she affirms that people have been programmed to hide their authentic response when dark emotions, like sadness, take place. Under the thin veneer of social mask and mendacity, occasional and unexpected bursts of tears would be what their authentic aspect of human ego is.
Among the selected artists, as well Marc Olthoff’s work aims to create a new world with the collaboration of the viewers: people’s creative process complete or explain the story, therefore they are likely to arrive and create different stories. Starting from photos of real people, Audrey Beharie-McGee aims to immortalize a person’s emotion: “grief”,”in her feelings”, “omg”,”oppression”,”thankful” and other works are shown as a part of her series “Soulism” that, as this title clearly shows, is an art movement based on the dance of emotion within the human experience.
A special selection of video-artworks well explains the main concept of this event, especially “The New Human”, presented by Matilda Hallande. She is a London – Stockholm based artist, working with photography. Her work studies the meaning of being human, our relation to other forms of life, and our behavior on the planet. The philosophy is central to her work: she explores where we draw the lines between robots, humans, animals, plants and rocks. In this video human and robot materials are being merged, modified, transformed and dissected. An audiovisual journey is proposed by Monica Aguilar’s “Dimensiones”, in which the artist explores the evolution of dimensions, vibrations, sounds, movements and energy that involves human nature. We are energy rather than bodies and it surrounds us through electromagnetic fields. Dimensiones speaks about the return to balance and the unification of opposites, of the integration of our being, as humans in conscience.
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
Marcela Adasme . Switzerland | Monica Aguilar . Mexico | Audrey Beharie-McGee . UK/USA | Roni Ben-Ari . Israel | Francesca Calzolari . Italy | Simona Capitini . Italy | Lynn Creighton . USA | Dell’Aversana & Varavallo . Italy | Joel Douek . UK/USA | Margarita Felis . Russia | Peter Frigo . Austria | Matilda Hallander . Sweden | Nandan He . USA | Alice Kim | Moon Jeong Kim . South Korea | Lize Krüger . South Africa/UK | Ninon Lacoume . France | Kseniya Lia . Germany | Yuan Liu . China | Katrin Loy . Germany | Anna Michell . UK | Sarah Obracai . Germany | Marc Olthoff . The Netherlands | Bernard Pineau . France | Sharmaine Thérèsa Pretorius (SHARM.T. P) . Bulgaria/Oman/South Africa | Pascal Raso . France | Jesús Segura . Spain | Toni Simó . Spain | Anne-Katrin Spiess . Switzerland/USA | Eduardo Duda Valente Villar Do Valle . Brazil