“HA-gaz-AH” is the brand new work by artist Gê Orthof. The series, comprising objects, drawings, a map and an installation, raise questions on the relationships stemming from oppression and lack of dialogue.
“On one hand we have a match, on the other ignition and at the centre, the explosive” says Gê Orthof, who sees in oppression the lack of conversation and thus the increase in tension between neighbours and borders. Fahrenheit 451, through François Truffaut’s eyes, sees news programmes and the Israel-Palestine conflict and the Gaza Strip. What used to be permitted becomes forbidden. Everything happens through the eyes of the viewer.
Marilia Panitz, the show curator, points out these artworks are result of an unfolding in process. In 2001, shortly after the World Trade Center terrorist attack, Gê Orthof was coming back from a studying period in the US. Soon he produced the seriess “Gentil Reversão”, poetically based on politics. Now in “HA-gaz-AH”, he returns to the theme with a poetic potentialized into manifest.
For the show, six drawings, objects installed in acrylic boxes and small intervntions and elements were selected, bridging this new series with pre-existing works. The axis is the Installation Map. A board with mixed techniques – watercolour, drawing and collage – coordinates the beginning of the work. “This map’s creating is inherent to Gê’s oeuvre and serves as motivation that will permeate the whole exhibition”, says the curator.
“HA-gaz-AH”, new series by Gê Orthof
Curated by Marilia Panitz
Opening: 18th October, from 5pm
On view through 22nd November
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