Forms of Life is an evolving scenography with recent works by designers and artists affiliated to the Iceland Academy of The Arts. The exhibition is conceived in dialogue with the Inspired by Aalto anniversary exhibition at the Nordic House.
Curated by Thomas Pausz.
Forms of Life orbits the modernist movement’s central question of the Total Work of Art: must our environment, from architecture to interiors, fashion and objects reflect our values and ethics? What is the space for deviations and hybrids and what do they signify? Forms of Life asks how we collage our ways of living and our identities today and allows for conflicting points of view. In light of new ecologies challenging the borders between genders and species, we are constructing new ways to care for ourselves, our kin and other lifeforms.
The works on show explore contemporary relationships with matter, media, and others: we do not inhabit the media sphere in the same fashion that the moderns inhabited the physical space. From hyperreal fantasies to eco-sensual rituals, Forms of Life favors recycling and resampling strategies, alternative aesthetics and individual rituals. The exhibition will combine artifacts, video works and a series of live experiences.
Forms of Life is curated by Thomas Pausz