Laura Lima, nominated to PIPA Prize in 2010 and 2011, opens her first solo exhibition in Poland this Friday, June 23rd. Titled “A Room and a Half”, the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art exhibition invites the visitor to enter a situation that escapes rational logic, by blurring the differences between reality and illusion.
The installation – or project, as Lima likes to name it – is composed by 3 rooms. In the first one, parts of the body (ears, hands, feets) bulge outwards from the walls, immobile, but alive. The second space is empty except for the presence of the carcass of a big, black bird. In the third room, a hand moves through a gap the bottom of the wall, desperately trying to reach the keys, which are always slightly beyond its reach.
“A Room and a Half” defies the viewer’s perception and proposes an experience out of traditional logical terms, resembling, instead, the logic of dreams or childish fantasy.
“A Room and a Half”, solo show by Laura Lima
Curated by Agnieszka Sosnowska
On view from June 23rd through October 10th
Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art
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