The Wound in Its Entanglements

06 May 2022 00:00 - 21 August 2022 00:00

Kunstinstituut Melly presents The Wound In its Entanglements, the first solo exhibition of Norwegian artist Ane Graff in the Netherlands, who, over the past decade, has developed an artistic practice informed by feminist new materialism and the natural sciences.

Regarding human beings as part of an expansive material network, her work traces the lines of Western intellectual history to ask how the ideas of human exceptionalism relate to the health and ecological disasters we face today, and what seem to be their implications for material bodies. More recently, Graff has begun to extend her research into mental health, examining the environmental risk factors that influence mental states, and the socioeconomic and physical environments shaping mental distress.

Her solo exhibition at Kunstinstituut Melly pairs this more recent inquiry with longer-term bodies of work, which investigate related notions of inflammation, immunity, and liquidity as thresholds positioning the body within a larger system. The resulting artworks each comprise a combination of ingredients that have, in one way or another, been linked to the chronic diseases and states of inflammation of our times.

Picture: The Goblets Soil Edition Liquid Life 

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The Wound in Its Entanglements
Kunstinstituut Melly
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam

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