RARA: Rain WU (TW) & Ralf PFLUGFELDER (DE) / Art and ecology

At the crossroads of art and architecture, these two artists are obsessed with symbols, the hidden and the metaphora. They propose to build a temple convoking myths of nature and playing with our imagination. This sculptural installation will be made with local materials (wood, resin, plants). Performances will be organized in this ephemeral environment, presented in the foundation and in the public space.

Rain Wu and Ralf Pflugfelder form the group RARA. They are based in London (UK) and Berlin (Germany).

Rain Wu (1987, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese-born, London-based artist and architect with specific interests in interactive experiences, spatial narratives and material exploration. After her formation at the Royal College of Art, she collaborates with professionals from various fields to explore the versatility of architecture in art and design. She is particularly interested in the development of materials, speculative stories, and interactive spatial experiments. Rain Wu exhibited in 13th Sharjah Biennial (2017), London Design Biennale (2016) and Lisbon Architecture Triennial (2013).

www.rainwu.net

Ralf Pflugfelder (1979, Kösching) is an artist living and working in Berlin and London. Through appropriation and associative thought processes that connect the everyday and the mythical, his artworks materialise in many different forms and scales: from scultpure to writing, painting to architecture, installation, performance, plagiarism, collaboration and commissioning. Pflugfelder’s work involves a questioning of knowledge and language, history and truth — a reinvention of the modes of appearance and the creation of a work of art.

His work has been shown at Manifesta, FLACC, Wysing Arts Centre, Performa Biennial, Kunsthaus Graz, Gwangju Biennale, Le 104 Centquatre Paris, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Arnolfini Bristol, Lyon Biennial, Gallerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Chisenhale Gallery, The Royal College of Art London, et al.  www.ralfpflugfelder.de

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