The exhibition "Temple of Inversion" is the first solo exhibition of the Chilean-Peruvian artist Ivana de Vivanco in 68projects Berlin.
"In the exhibition I will transform the gallery into a ‘temple of inversion’, in which controversial authority fgures of our society fall down and the hitherto oppressed rise up," says Ivana de Vivanco, describing her motivation for the exhibition: "The exhibition space will be changed in such a way that visitors forget they are in a gallery.”
In her works, the artist questions preconceived notions of gender, Western history and colonialism as well as questions of power and powerlessness. Her works are scenic representations in small, concentrated spaces, visually appealing but uncomfortable oddities that evoke an eerie atmosphere full of metaphors and socio-political references. The expansion of the image with sculptural and installative elements adds an additional dimension to the works and invites the audience to become part of their bizarre pantomimes.
About the artist
IVANA DE VIVANCO
Born 1989 in Lisbon, Portugal
Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany
Ivana de Vivanco, is a Chilean-Peruvian artist currently based in Germany. Her practice conjures up theatrical scenes with uncanny atmospheres full of metaphors and sociopolitical references with a big influence from Latin American Baroque. Within her works she challenges preconceived notions of gender, Western-history and colonialism as well as power.