Venice Biennale 2017
A Celebration of Cultural Adornment
Within the context of the Venice Art Biennale 2017, the GAA Foundation presents the exhibition Personal Structures - Open Borders hosted and supported by the European Cultural Centre. For inclusion in in the exhibition Open Borders at Palazzo Bembo I created an Installation celebrating the cultural Adornment of the Maasai tribes of Kenya and Tanzania. I also offer an adorned seat for the viewer to sit and reflect on the installation and the Maasai’s place within a wider community, while the installation is set against a backdrop of photographic transfers that make up part of my documentation for the exhibition. These have been deliberately re-worked, and overlapped, suggestive of interlocking lives within the greater community context, and my own nostalgic remembrances.