'Beautiful Brutalism' exhibited March 24th, 2018 - April 8th, 2018 at San Diego Art Institute for the pop-up exhibition ..
༻༻ʚෆɞ TENDREMENT ʚෆɞ༺༺.. a visual investigation into sensorial perception and the alliance of emotional attachment, revulsion and avoidance. The exhibition featured multi-disciplinary artists who examine objects as a mechanism for nostalgia as a foundation of familiarity and discomfort through the uncanny, an observation that is married to unease and prolonged avoidance. These artists express the tension between pushing the limits of self-creation and maintaining authenticity to express uncensored ideas. εїз... Navigate a posthuman environment mired in traces of what once was, with artwork that alludes to sentiments of intimacy, nostalgia, pain, and identity. Explore the relationship between post-contemporary and post-apocalyptic aesthetics that populate the collective ethos of underground creators. The outcome is the disintegration of normativity as we look towards the future.
Beautiful Brutalism Synopsis
The nature of life and the human condition is met with beauty and the brutality of truth. Our stories are not new, they vary in interconnectedness. We are the owners of our darkness, and the end is our beginning. We shall transform over, and over, and rise anew. In the blink of an eye our forced utopian ideals, and coping mechanisms quickly become convoluted, descending into a necessary cataclysmic dystopia, as a collective purge giving way to newness. What makes us human today will become myth of tomorrow. The tension between clenching to what is and what shall be, is a brutal yet beautiful process. The transformation of our past, present, and future are simultaneous in this very moment. -A.Dilla