Burning Bright in the Forest of the Night - Katarina Kudelova
12 Sep 2023 — 27 Oct 2023
During Berlin Art Week in September 2023, BBA Gallery will be presenting the Slovak artist Katarina Kudelova and her solo exhibition “Burning Bright in the Forest of the Night”. The title of the show is a direct reference to the poem “The Tyger” by William Blake from 1794 and its concept of opposition.
As the 1st Prize winner of the BBA Artist Prize 2022 group exhibition, Katarina Kudelova blew the jury away with her ceramic sculptures and firecracker-based performance pieces. Kudelova’s explosive practice addresses major themes of transience, death and the human-animal relationship. Dangerous, complex animal sculptures and large-scale installations conceal danger and reveal both contemporary and age-old tensions of the natural world. The upcoming solo exhibition will feature site-specific installations that integrate the gallery to create an immersive experience for viewers. Central to the works is the aforementioned dialogue of man and nature, specifically the role of man in the destruction of nature and ecosystems, symbolised through the use of volatile materials.
Education is an important component of the exhibition, with the artworks bringing attention to current issues of environmental sustainability and human-driven dangers to wildlife.