Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce Reza Aramesh's participation at Frieze Sculpture Park 2017, open on the 5th of July until the 8th of October at The English Gardens in Regents Park, London. In Metamorphosis - a study in liberation', Aramesh creates a diminutive bronze sculpture of a hybrid creature with a human body and an animal head. This figure is borrowed from a war reportage, where the human face has been replaced with a mythical animal borrowed from Egyptian, Mayan and Persian art.
The subjected and violated body is imbued with symbolic strength, transforming the subject from victim to a study of liberation. The bronze figure is placed on a pre-fabricated block that is often used as a device to divide borders.Between the rubble underground remains fragments of buildings destroyed during World War II in East London, which were then transported to be buried in Regent's Park. This project has been developed specifically for Frieze Sculpture Park to reflect this aspect of the park's history.
Action 188: Metamorphosis, a study in liberation
Medium: Bronze, Concrete Barrier Block, Polypropylene Rope
Height: 314 cm (including concrete barrier block)
Curated by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK), Frieze’s first-ever summer exhibition includes 25 international artists.
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