Evgeny Antufiev

LUSTWARANDE - Godhead. Idols in time of crisis

We are delighted to share Evgeny Antufiev's participation in "Godheads. Idols in time of crisis", Lustwarande latest exhibition which will take place in Tilburg.

GODHEAD – Idols in Times of Crisis investigates the power of contemporary figurative and abstract sculpture as idols by presenting a connected yet very diverse group of works which, to a greater or lesser extent, consciously or unconsciously, refer to the tradition of devotional sculpture, the statue, the monument, the totem, the amulet and the talisman, all in their own individual way.

GODHEAD – Idols in Times of Crisis does not aim to offer solutions for the problematic relationship that has arisen with historical idols, but tries instead to make the contemporary viewer aware of the power of the idol, which connects humanity through times and lets mythologies intertwine with the present, where belief in higher powers and forces is still abundant.

GODHEAD – Idols in Times of Crisis will present a select sample of contemporary idols, an alternative scenario for the empty pedestals that are emerging, a scenario that can offer new meaning, hope and support to the public space. Presenting these sculptures in the public space, or even better, in a woodland setting, where humans, nature and art come together, lends them greater strength. For the viewer, these works may evoke associations with primal images, such as the Venus von Willendorf and the Lionman, even though each depicts ideas and ideals of the modern day in its own way.

Participating artists: Alma Allen (US), Evgeny Antufiev (RU), Marieke Bolhuis (NL), Gisela Colón (US), Kim Dacres (US), Hans Josephsohn (CH), Susanne Ring (DE), Lukas Schmenger (DE), Henk Visch (NL), Not Vital (CH)

 

INFO:

LUSTWARANDE 202
26 JUNE > 2 OCTOBER 2022
with: Alma Allen (US), Evgeny Antufiev (RU), Marieke Bolhuis (NL), Gisela Colón (US), Kim Dacres (US), Hans Josephsohn (CH), Susanne Ring (DE), Lukas Schmenger (DE), Henk Visch (NL), Not Vital (CH)

Navigation address: Bredaseweg 441

More info at https://www.lustwarande.org/en/visit

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