Nashashibi/Skaer: Chimera


Fri, 30 September 2022 - Sat, 10 December 2022

Monday - Saturday: 12 – 5pm


Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee - Cooper Gallery Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT

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Cost: Free


Cooper Gallery website

Type: Exhibition

Nashashibi / Skaer, Bear, 2021 (film still)

Cooper Gallery presents Chimera, an exhibition bringing together new and existing works by Nashashibi/Skaer – the joint practice of Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer.

From the ancient Greek for a female goat, ‘chimera’ today refers to a beast or an idea composed of incongruous parts, an illusion or fabrication of the mind. The exhibition traverses art history, mythology and the cyclical nature of new life and new ideas. Fusion and slippages of meaning produce an associative and discursive mediation on transformation through which chimera, a composite being that in its very form unsettles the possibility of an archetype, encourages us to doubt the dominance of the real.

At the heart of Chimera are three collaborative films which combine photographic images with musical composition, drawing and painting, skewing the images to form new experiences.

Offering moments of serene contemplation and reverie, Chimera and its complex ambiguity implores us all to take note of the transformative potential that hovers among everything we see, hear and touch.

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