Marlborough Contemporary

Sinking into softness with Ivana Bašić in Through the hum of black velvet sleep at Marlborough Contemporary, May 25 – Jun 24

24 May 2017

Ivana Bašić presents solo exhibition Through the hum of black velvet sleep at New York’s Marlborough Contemporary opening May 25 and running to June 24.

The New York-based Serbian artist will present new work that explores “both the experiential and atmospheric aspects of the body as it dwindles and subsists in its fringe states.” Looking at dust, particles, form, as well as physical states of pressure, density and porosity, Bašić will immerse us in the relationship between body and universe.

The press includes a poem, with an excerpt reading:

In this space
Feeble air falls rather than fills its gaps
As it sinks into softness — all movement stunts
turns to torpor.

Pressure surrounds and leaves me hardened, petrified
A sigh fills a slippage that wrings my bent neck
This vessel may shatter
this moment,
or the next.

Visit the Marlborough Contemporary website for details.**

Ivana Basic, Throat wanders down the blade (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Annka Kultys gallery, London
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