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Position of Opposition II (Hands down)


Porcelain and lace


The work is constituted of symmetrical polar opposites, one pair of hands on each side of a table. Each hand is clasped in a fist and one pair faces the other in a possible air of conflict, tension and preparedness to strike. Alternatively, the stance could suggest a certain playfulness between the two entities: a game where concealed things disappear and reappear. The domestic piece of furniture remains in its usual surroundings related to the homely interior as well as the delicate porcelain objects sitting safely on a lace cloth. Beyond its daily use as a surface to place things on, the table is a testament to friendly social settings or even disputes. The elongated surface safely distances the opposites and simultaneously links them to each other in a deliberate mixture of hostility and hospitality. Silently, it waits for new linkages to be formed.


The Island Indoors

Curated by: Ann Laenen & Stefan Kolgen

Supported by 252 cc, Arts Council Malta and endorsed by Valletta 2018

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