Protean brings together a selection of post-war and contemporary works that explore the primordial development of both language and physical being. The presentation’s title takes its name from the shape-shifting Greek sea god, Proteus, who came to be regarded as a symbol of the original matter from which the world was created. Alluding to the dawning of life and guided by metaphysical reference, the presentation invites contemplation on the ways in which artists continue to grapple with ontological inquiry.
Video of live conversation with special guest Ali Banisadr and host David Anfam to discuss creative life in the context of our new social reality. This gathering will conclude with a poetry reading by a member of our staff.
With his first German solo show at Blain|Southern Berlin open until 17 November, the New York-based artist discusses using drawings to make sense of his intense childhood in Iran and sound being a guiding force