“The state of emergency in which we all live is not the exception but the rule.” – Benjamin, Malcolm Miles, ‘Aesthetics In A Time Of Emergency’
Transfixed by the immanent threat of natural and anthropocentric disasters, A Sinister Beauty examines the sphere of inter-human relations that camouflage ‘states of emergency’, impacting the individual intimately and society collectively. The artists employ dark humour and poetic potency to reflect on the polarising relationship between awe and terror; that simultaneously engages and repels. Working with images, materials and techniques that access a shared history, the works interrogate the micro-politics that exist between art and other spheres. The undertone being that there is a sense of guilty pleasure in viewing works of such sinister beauty.
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