Opening soon: Visceral Silence art exhibition

Opening soon: Visceral Silence art exhibition

Keys and rugs

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Carbon 12

A new exhibition with two different concepts offers a diverse look at contemporary art. Discover the meaning of Visceral Silence now...

Dubai art space Carbon 12 gallery is set to host a new exhibition titled Visceral Silence that showcases the works of two artists: Lebanese Christine Kettaneh and Austrian Monika Grabuschnigg.

Throwing the spotlight on negative space, a highlight of Kettaneh's project is the neatly lined pieces of plywood, each of which bears the engraved outline of a key. More than just a simple laser-cut exercise, the artwork urges the viewer to ponder over the key-cutting process, particularly the bits that were cut and simply disposed of. Meanwhile, Grabuschnigg finds inspiration in the popular Afghan War Rugs, combining sculptural representations of violence  – think rockets and grenades – with elements of beauty present in the rugs.

Visceral Silence will run from September 18 until November 17 at Carbon 12 Dubai. Meanwhile, discover the exclusive collaboration between art and fashion with the Karl Lagerfeld x Faber-Castell limited edition Karlbox.

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