A Circle, But Not Round
Are we going hunting? Yes.
Will I sleep today? Yes.
Is there a meaning to life? No.
Is there life after death? Yes.
Does it take a lot to be happy? No.
Will I find a girlfriend?
Will Anton join the army?
Will my son be admitted to some decrepit old hospital?
Is there a meaning to existence? No.
Will I ever visit LegoLand?
— Yes/No Egg — Yekaterinburg Book 4,pp. 109, 110
The Inna Art Space is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition A circle, but not round — featuring works by Berlin based artists Bignia Wehrli and Liao Wenfeng. Aside from displaying individual artworks by both artists, the exhibition also presents a collaboration project the two began in Russia during the year 2015, Yes/No Egg — a question solving “tool” of sorts.
Bignia Wehrli and Liao Wenfeng are both artists adept in redeploying and exaggerating detailed aspects of the everyday to deconstruct and inquire deeper into the hardened understandings and mental logics which underpin these. Both address matters of image, painting and text in their work and present observations pertaining to our own, lived circumstances, manifesting in present, moving space and time.
Bignia Wehrli’s works often employ measuring devices of the artist’s making to capture and transform ephemeral traces. One example is the photographic installation Sonnenzirkel (Solar Circle), where a typewriter case is adapted to produce a pinhole camera. Floating down the river, the case recorded traces of the sun’s relative motions on the photographic paper within, making manifest both the paradoxes and correspondences that exist between consistency and fluctuation.more