Velvet

Artist(s)
Vanessa Safavi
Vanessa Safavi, Velvet, Fri Art Kunsthalle 2019

Vanessa Safavi (*1980) lives and works between Berlin and Fribourg. The film Velvet produced in 2018-19 with a soundtrack by Ariel Garcia is presented for the first time to the public. Velvet offers an immersion in a small Indian company specialized in the manufacture of latex gloves. Physical and symbolic bodies meet in the industry space, questioning with poetry the identity of the contemporary body and its allegiance to technological optimization.

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Vanessa Safavi exhibited at Fri Art in 2007, in the exhibition Anathema with Fabian Marti and Lauris Paulus. She recently showed her work in the solo exhibitions The Approach, London (CONDO with The Breeder) in 2019, Turns and Returned, The Breeder, Athens (2018), The Cook and the Smoke Detector, Chert-Lüdde, Berlin (2017), Medulla Plaza, Kunstverein Grafschaft, Bentheim (2016) or Cloud Metal Cities, Kunsthalle Sao Paulo (2014), Οne Torino, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2013), After the Monument Comes the People, Kunsthalle Basel (2012),  Les Figures Autonomes, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2011), RESORTS, Kunsthaus Glarus (2011). She was in invited in group exhibitions such as Objects Like Us, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA (2018), And as things fall apart, nobody paid much attention, MONITOR, Lisbon (2018), Macaroni, WallRiss, Fribourg (2016), Inflected Objects # 2 Circulation – Mise en Séance, Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, Netherlands (2016), The transparent tortoiseshell and the un-ripe umbrella, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (2016), A Month of Sundays, Taylor Macklin, Zürich (2016).

Velvet is co-produced by Fri Art Kunsthalle and Etat de Fribourg.

Opening hours:
Monday and Tuesday: by appointment (info@fri-art.ch)
Wednesday 12 am - 6 pm
Thursday 12 am - 6 pm
Friday 12 am - 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm - 6 pm

With the support of:
Ville de Fribourg
Agglomération de Fribourg
Canton de Fribourg
Loterie Romande
Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture
Migros pour-cent culturel
Liip AG

Opening
03.05.2019 18:00
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