Patricia Piccinini

Feb. 25, 2023 – June 4, 2023 This exhibition has ended
ON VIEW UNTIL SUNDAY 4 JUNE - So recognisable, so endearing and yet so strange! This spring you will come face to face with the hyperrealistic sculptures of Patricia Piccinini. Metamorphosis is this Australian artist’s first major solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Encounter hybrids between humans and animals: furry, friendly creatures embracing each other, and fascinating beings that you have never seen before, but somehow still recognise. Allow yourself to be surprised by Piccinini’s surrealistic fantasy world.

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Fairy-tale creatures and cyborgs

With her almost life-like, yet alienating sculptures, Piccinini explores whether it is possible for human beings, nature, and technology to co-exist in harmony. Her fairytale creatures pluck at our heart strings, evoking empathy for ‘otherness’. With her art, Piccinini imagines a possible shared future and asks questions like: What does it mean to be human? With her cyborgs as well as her other creatures she blurs the lines between organic and technological bodies.

Fascinating sculptures

Piccinini’s work forges new, fascinating connections between various lifeforms. The large installation The Field invites you to roam through a field with thousands of ‘flowers’ resembling both prehistoric Venus figurines and genetically modified plants, the sculpture Prone represents a baby with the ears and nose of a bat, and in Kindred an orang-utang mother is holding on to her two children. Or are they human after all? It is impossible to remain unaffected by Piccinini’s sculptures.


LR Patricia Piccinini, Bootflower, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.jpg
Patricia Piccinini, Bootflower, 2015 © Courtesy of the artist and Borås Art Museum, Sweden

See also

LR Patricia Piccinini, The Comforter, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.jpg
Patricia Piccinini, The Comforter, 2010 © Courtesy of the artist and the Institute for Cultural Exchange
LR Patricia Piccinini, Sanctuary, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.jpg
Patricia Piccinini, Sanctuary, 2018 © Courtesy of the artist and the Institute for Cultural Exchange
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