BARE HEEL COUNTRY
31 October 2020 – 24 January 2021
The works of Alison Yip negotiate the role of fantasy in a post-truth world and often enlist parapsychological derivations of figurative representation. Beginning with painting, the artist uses murals, texts, and sculptural objects to explore the dispersed nature of our sensory apparatus and plays with the role of ambivalence in our perception of social relations. Her paintings create new worlds on the one hand and draw attention to the surface on the other, as Yip integrates familiar materials, such as distressed denim, which speak to the mimicry of time and experience.
Dortmunder Kunstverein is pleased to present a new body of work by Alison Yip which links her occupation with pain, imagination, and somatic experience to a reflection on the six-part medieval allegorical tapestry, The Lady And The Unicorn, which hangs at Musée de Cluny in Paris. Yip explores the remnants of the exhausted representation of both figures, woman and unicorn, as historically evolved figures of doubt, and allows them to become actors in her first institutional solo exhibition Bare Heel Country.
Kindly supported by
Part of Canada's cultural program as Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020/21