Artist Shirana Shahbazi – who was awarded Mutina for Art This Is Not Prize in 2021 – has developed an exhibition at Galerie Peter Kilchmann in Zurich, using ceramic elements as parts of her ongoing research on the photographic medium and on the perception of the image within space and architecture.
Mutina is proud to have supported Shirana Shahbazi in the realization of her ceramic works for the exhibition at Galerie Peter Kilchmann.
The show features lithographs and hand-colored silver gelatin prints in sculptural ceramic frames, a ceramic wall installation and a cinematographic work. They all create a unique dialogue with the space and the architecture of the gallery, allowing different realities and perspectives to simultaneously emerge.
The coloured ceramic frames – in rich crimson, blackberry or moss green – hover like small windows. They grow out of the walls like precious objects and give way to new readings while erasing the boundaries of the photographic image. Shahbazi’s precise compositions are made of fragments and outlines clearly defined by the light and shadow contrast of the black-and-white background print. Transparent mint, beige and old pink glaze colours soften the contours in a fine gradation, suggesting architectural elements or diverse space configurations.
Widely known for her conceptual use of analogue cameras through which she continuously questions the perception of time and space, Shahbazi gives way to an exhibition that is a multi-layered work of art.