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Sea-change   
Irina Valkova and Ian Bourgeot  

13.-27.5.2017 Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

The exhibition aspired to reflect upon the idea of drastic change by means of a single, global, living substance. Water became an object of choice because it resists realistic depiction, which encourages other expressive approaches to work together on bridging this gap. Water is also fluid enough to fill different social and natural frames, single-handedly producing and reflecting (upon) diverse transitions in life.

Working from two different corners of Europe and representing two seemingly disparate artistic traditions, Irina and Ian tried to gloss over this distance by maintaining a strong interest in each other’s ways of seeing and showing things.

Broken palm tree, 2016
Broken palm tree, 2016

21x30

Boat resting on red trestles, 2016
Boat resting on red trestles, 2016

21x30

Fearless, 2017
Fearless, 2017

21x15

Atlantic ocean, 2016
Atlantic ocean, 2016

10x14,5

Forsaken boat, 2016
Forsaken boat, 2016

21x30

Vase, 2016
Vase, 2016

21x30

Tears, 2016
Tears, 2016

21x30

Sans terre, sans peur, 2016
Sans terre, sans peur, 2016

21x30

The diver, 2017
The diver, 2017

11x14,5

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