01 February 2021 The Crowd is a series of sculptures created by Oren Pinhassi, the finalist for AORA’s virtual open call. Responding to ‘bodies’ as a subject, the freestanding sculptures reveal the artist’s interest in espousing ambiguity through hybridity. Constructed with plaster and sand, the irregular surface and attenuated construction evoke an architectural motif while emphasizing a sense of anatomical tactility. The transfusion of these elements in singular entities represent how the systems that we’ve built such as language, data, and algorithms, engender isolation. Information, when transmitted rapidly and continuously, may hinder us from forming orderly and meaningful connections.
Oren Pinhassi, AORA:III, installation view, 2021
Delving into the dynamics of our everyday, AORA:III explores the continuous umbra of each person’s quotidian: ourselves, our vessels, the physicality we inhabit as well as our layers of accompanying thought. AORA:III addresses ‘bodies’. Expansive rather than formulaic, the exhibition brings together sculpture, painting, installation and photography by artists across the world reflecting on not only our physical properties but also the spaces we inhabit and our individual psychologies.
Read more about the exhibition on Aora's website.
Featured artists include: Stephanie Burt, Jane Bustin, Emanuel Carvalho, Margaux Dehry, Jabulani Dhlamini, Faisal Habibi, Beatrice Hasell-McCosh, Henry Hussey, Yifan Jiang, Shayna Miller, Adeline de Monseignat, Katy Moran, Sam Nhlengethwa, Jinyong Park, Princess Pea, Oren Pinhassi, Ashley Taraban, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Jane and Louise Wilson.