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#ARTAFRICATAKEOVER | Alexandra Karakashian | Thank you for sharing your space with me @artafrica_mag. Follow me at @alexandrakarakashian for more things. Bye 🖤 (artwork: Fall I, oil on paper, 2017) .
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#ARTAFRICATAKEOVER @alexandrakarakashian (Fall,2017) | @khanyamashabela wrote this poem/text for my last exhibition titled ‘unbecoming’. .
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Blacked hands land and sea
folded homes
paper folded
infinitely
The densest matter distribution
distributed unequally
…physical evidence for dark energy.[3]
Collapsed
implosion concentrates matter and energy
retracts monoliths into
tightened crumpled
bodies
the core
collapsed
in on itself exceedingly quickly
hole
where they said they’d burn
undyingly
so empty it breathes
becoming futures even
god can’t see
Salt of the earth
salted the earth so
only mould grows
in creeping monotone
where sumac kingdoms once were sown
aromatic achromatic
white knows
black knows
Sublimated, civilised
to the appearance of honesty
to the appearance of neutrality
with hidden ego urges
which seep
as it slides
on and off the canvas
in a Harz Journey from
deviant to dutiful
expressing histories of
cruelty
and kindness
simultaneously
New icons
We won’t be freed
from objective reality
let tar and oil
let us feel what hurts
to see
let them flow
into the shapes of ancient pains
primordial unbecoming
becoming the atoms
that lie infinite times between
“Us” and
“Them” .
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#ARTAFRICATAKEOVER @alexandrakarakashian. So excited to be part of ‘Ravelled Threads’ a group exhibition which opens on the 22nd of June at @seankellyny. Artwork details: Adrift (Collapse), used motor oil, canvas, wood, 2017. .
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