I have to touch this - Kira Fröse
Shiny surfaces. Organic folds? Is it soft or hard? You want to look with your hands and feel with your eyes to understand what you see. The work of sculptor Kira Fröse invites you to distrust your senses and reinterpret what we are used to. In The Smallest Gallery, next to the entrance of Artotheek Beeldend Gesproken in De Hallen Amsterdam.
Abrasive and attractive at the same time
Kira Fröse's work often misleads you.
It is abrasive and attractive at the same time. Such as the work “Skinny Bitches”, which arose from frustration with packaging and tubes and the bizarre reality in which women have to take care of everything and be attractive and thin, the ceaseless pursuit of women's visual perfection.
And all this with a good dose of humor, resulting in these thin, almost out of context cosmetic products. With lots of overflowing drips of shampoo, ointment or toothpaste, almost visibly refusing to contribute to beauty ideals. They are apparently moving yet stagnant forms, but made of hard material.
You would prefer to touch it, is it glass, ceramic or textile?
Kira Fröse lives and works partly in Germany and partly in the Netherlands.
She studied visual arts (sculpture) at the AKI ArtEZ in Enschede. Her work mainly consists of sculptures and installations and her material palette includes: ceramics, plaster, glass, textiles, plastic and wood. She currently works as an artist in residence in the EKWC (European Ceramic Work Center).
Dates and times
|Thursday 28 September||07:00 - 01:00|
|Friday 29 September||07:00 - 01:00|
|Saturday 30 September||07:00 - 01:00|
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