GALLERY 1
FOYER SPACE
NAVIGATING WITH UNCERTAINTY
ARA DOLATIAN

My work represents the relationship between cultural landscapes and the natural ecosystem. A hybrid ecosystem simultaneously resembles a semi functional apparatus, the model of a utopian city and a biological experiment. It also conflates a number of ideas around the themes of the studio and the laboratory and in turn social and environmental politics
In the course of history, the accidental relationships between nature and culture have hardened into a dualism. Whatever was wild nature was supposed to be civilized by culture, but whatever was culturally moulded could not be considered natural. It is through this conceptual antagonism that to this day, we perceive our natural environment.

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