SINGAPORE. Bernardi Roig “Intriguing uncertainties” 3 september 2018 – 5 may 2019. Parkview Museum.

“Intriguing uncertainties”  highlights the significance of the narrative in contemporary art that focus on singular socio-cultural constellations as well as specific and situational meanings, based on anthropological considerations.

The realm of darkness, chaos and fear is part of our anthropological reality and it is the artist’s role to disclose these hidden forces. The artist, through his radical imagination, elaborates disturbing and destabilizing improbabilities that reflect and shed light on the complexity of human existential experience and character.  These uncertainties and improbabilities have the power to liberate the viewer’s imagination and invite the viewer to engage more readily with artworks on an emotional and intellectual level. Indeed, this was the view of Edmund Burke, a philosopher whose brilliant essay was one of the very first inquiries on the aesthetic power of uncertainties and ‘expressive obscurity’ to free our imagination, create figures and forms of improbability and connections between different realms of experiences. Through the visual narrative of obscurity, uncertainty and improbability, the artists of this exhibition bring the viewers on a journey to through the multifaceted nature of human existential experiences and an extremely complex, destabilizing but also intriguing and fascinating poetic universe.

The exhibition include art works  by artists like: Anya Belyat-Giunta, Günter Brus, Tony Cragg, Gianni Dessi, László Fehér, Andrea Fogli, Erich Gruber, Veronika Holcová, Marine Joatton, Tibor iski Kocsis, Nina Kovacheva, Juul Kraijer, Dirk Lange, Denisa Lehocká, Iris Levasseur, Felice Levini, Christian Lhopital, Andrei Molodkin, Alois Mosbacher, Muntean/Rosenblum, Hermann Nitsch, Dennis Oppenheim, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Bernardi Roig, Serse, Barthélémy Toguo, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra…among others. Curated by Dr. Lorand Hegyi. (Parkview Museum press-release)

Bernardi Roig  (Palma de Mallorca, 1965) is one of the most outstanding Spanish artists of the current international scene. His multidisciplinary work (sculpture, video, drawing, painting, texts) is an obsessive reflection on isolation, erotic drive and desire through a distilled language of minimalist and conceptual heritage that places the representation of the human figure in the epicenter of its problems. His obsessive and disturbing works can be understood as devices of solitude in which the urge to “speak from the impossibility of speech” is present, trying to find figures and images for a deranged time.

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Image: Bernardi Roig