Young Swiss artist Vanessa Safavi has chosen this title, with its mix of the utopian and the concrete, for a group of works speculating about the concepts of order and chaos, nature and culture, the primitive and the civilized. Exploring a wide range of materials, formats and media, her works find their overall consistency in the tension, as organic as it is conceptual, that springs up between material and subject. Alongside recent pieces, the exhibition presents works especially created for the occasion: big geometrical sculptures, coloured ceramics, drawings on plexiglas, etc.

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´Vital Energy and Relaxed Being´, 2012. Silicone. 40 x 30 cm
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Installation view. ´Composition du doute´, 2012. Metal, paint. 180 x 200 x 250 cm
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‘I wish Blue could be Water’, 2012. Part of series of 42 ceramics painted. Each piece: 11 x 9 cm.
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´Each Colour Is A Gift For You´, 2012. Installation with 17 taxidermy birds. Dimensions variable
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´In the black depths of the sea there exist aquatic creatures who create light out of themselves. It is one thing whom occur to me. What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get into the habit of thinking, This is the world, but that’s not true at all. The real world is in a much darker and deeper place than this, and most of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. We just happen to forget all that´, 2012. Plastic balls, (dyptich), plexiglass, pedestal. Dimensions variable
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´In the black depths of the sea there exist aquatic creatures who create light out of themselves. It is one thing whom occur to me. What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get into the habit of thinking, This is the world, but that’s not true at all. The real world is in a much darker and deeper place than this, and most of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. We just happen to forget all that´, 2012. Plastic balls, (dyptich), plexiglass, pedestal. Dimensions variable
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´Each Colour Is A Gift For You´, 2012. Installation with 17 taxidermy birds. Dimensions variable
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´Each Colour Is A Gift For You´, 2012. Installation with 17 taxidermy birds. Dimensions variable