Loving Strange, Ugly Creatures

The Long Awaited

Introducing Patricia Piccinini's unusual family to the viewers, the exhibition "Hold Me Close to Your Heart" addresses contemporary discussions around our relation with nature and other living beings. After a moment of hesitation, these strange creatures evoke an inevitable sense of sympathy, care, affection, love and even an urge to cuddle and protect them. Through this amazing experience, Piccinini prompts us to reconsider the binary oppositions such as nature vs. culture, beauty vs. ugliness.

Piccinini's unfamiliar creatures are products of her own conception and the materials used in their production include silicone, fiberglass, polyurethane, leather, human hair and animal fur, which ensure their highly realistic traits.

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