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Manuela Gernedel @ Piper Keys

16 June 2018 - 15 July 2018

A group of oversized foetuses are moulded in clay, each resting with eyes closed as if dreaming. This exhibition Snakes, conceived by Manuela Gernedel as ‘psychological objects,’ their half-formed bodies are glazed in lurid fleshy tones and bear the oversized heads of old men. This community of foetuses hints towards a contradiction in collectivity, each existing within a group but individually isolated in their own psychic space. Coiling umbilical cords encircle the babies and suggest the enclosure of the womb, yet outside their in utero environment they are not fully autonomous, each restricted by the link to their bloody supply pumping from a placenta base. The artist exports further forms of social reproduction from her own household via a series of drawings of a kitchen sink.

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Start:
16 June 2018
End:
15 July 2018
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Piper Keys