Archive 2022 KubaParis
The Sun Rises In Peculiar Ways
SubheadlineAva Samii - Frederik Exner - Signe Ralkov - Naja Zethner - Aia Sofia Coverley Turan - Anna Munk Johansen
With the sun as the constant point of reference of our world, man points to the structures of nature that form the basis of our existence. Its repetitive trajectory emphasizes the unchanging elements of our world, and at the same time it points to the cyclical motion to which all nature is subject. But despite this, the world is not constant. With each new day, small unexpected shifts occur where new comes into being and changes our perspective on the world and what it contains. With the exhibition's title The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways, we turn our attention to the potential that lies in shifts and innovations. The exhibition is intuitively composed of both painting, sculpture, relief and drawing. In addition to an immediate appreciation of the artists, the urge to bring them together stems from a curiosity about how to give shape to the immediately untranslatable that lies in the narratives that exist as imprints of the past or traces in a collective cultural consciousness, or in the presentations and narratives that have not yet left their mark on our world. As the exhibition has taken shape, it has proved to be something more alluring and different than we could have imagined. Jeans and insects that shed their exoskeleton, leftover and chewed sunflower seeds and a mare resting on a woman's breast. A walk, a landscape and frogs that find their way into caves in the skin of a human body - like a collection of traces left behind, it is stretched out or back in a cross-cultural network of stories. Common to the exhibited works is that they each mark a kind of distance to the images they process - a distance that relates consciously to our (re)use of cultural, mythological and art-historical images. The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways is thus a speculative setting for a kinship of myths, memories, notions and dreams.