Pedro Wirz discusses nature and culture in his first solo show in Portugal

(Porto, Portugal)

For his first solo show in Portugal, PIPA Prize 2016 nominee Pedro Wirz presents a series of wall pieces and a sequence of sculptures and plinths at the Múrias Centeno gallery. “Dobrar de Espinho, Anzol” evidentiates how the appreciation of nature tends to happen via cultural, learned patterns – shared experience of language and assimilation –,  reminding us the difference between bodily reality and the way we absorb the world.

The exhibition is divided into two different series: “Guard’águas”, ceramic pieces that reproduce the motif of a segmented snake coiling around a casted plaster egg, and “Glyphsetters”, two half-tree, half-human like cast bronze features.

Each of them creates a connection between the processes of our perceptual activity with the “ontologic inversions” necessary for creatures to flourish in a world that is defined by continuous processes of transitivity and co-determination in nature.

“Dobrar de Espinho, Anzol”, solo show by Pedro Wirz
On view from June 23rd through July 8th 2017
Opening: Friday, June 22nd, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Múrias Centeno
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