Sunday, January 14, 2018

This must be the place - Exhibition of Photographs and Drawings by Lukas acton

Construction sites are zones of destruction, transition and re-creation. For a short time, a place becomes inhabited and animated by workers who will probably cannot afford living in what they are building. May the assignment of an architect be highly valorised in this society, the labour of construction workers will become unnoticed and stays unthought of. Their art of construction and creation will be there in a very concrete way but also vanishes as their outcome becomes a vessel to be filled with other people’s lives. This photographic essay captures this place of transition to catch some insights of in site ready-mades or ready-to-be-mades admiring their installation work in an artistic sense. This Photo essay is juxtaposed with another set of works-- THE HAIR ON MY BODY HAS BECOME HAPPY, a large-scale drawing installation inspired by and based on studies of Indian paintings and celebrates same sex desire. Lukas works as a photographer, screen printer, illustrator and artist in Bern, Switzerland. In 1 shantiroad studio/gallery he will be showing his recent works from travelling through South India and staying in 1 shanthiroad for 5 weeks.

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