In the curated section ZONE1 at an international art fair Vienna Contemporary, Kogo Gallery presents a new ceramic and mixed media wall installation titled Ways of Being by Estonian artist Laura Põld. The curator of Kogo Gallery’s stand is Šelda Puķīte.
The fair is open to the public from 8 – 9. September from 13:00 to 19:00 and on 10 September from 13:00 to 18:00 at Kursalon Wien (Johannesgasse 33, Vienna).
In her installation Ways of Being, Laura Põld bravely addresses the challenges humans are facing in an era of unprecedented global crises. The artist’s cinematic umwelt is earth-hued and built from an arrangement of artefacts and sculptural objects that are futuristic, fantastical and yet strangely familiar – ceramics and painting-like sheets of bioplastic. Põld’s practice focuses on issues of more-than-human concern, she addresses “wicked” problems that are so profound that they are often not possible to resolve. Instead of easy answers, she offers a space to contemplate ways forward without giving simple solutions.
Laura Põld: www.kogogallery.ee/en/artists/laura-pold
Kogo Gallery at the fair: www.kogogallery.ee/en/fairs/viennacontemporary2023
curated section ZONE1: www.viennacontemporary.at/en/exhibitors/zone1