Photo © Lali Ayers
THE GODS COME AND GO
This ambiguous work continues the tradition of the provocative style of ‘readymade’, raising questions of culture transitions, tolerance and sacred meanings in the field of social and political discourse.
Time washes orthodox icon sacred images and refers to new visuality in the context of the BLM movement.
The work explores questions of how adherents of different groups will react to the transition of the image from one field to another; the ability and willingness to be offended and thereby offend another group.
Iconography has long been used in the creation of works of contemporary art. Here, it is proposed not to create a similarity, but to introduce new meaning into an already existing work that has undergone natural processes of change over time.
Russian orthodox icon of the 19th century in a silver setting with the lost/vanished faces of the Madonna and the child.
Lali Ayers UNITED KINGDOM
Lali Constantine is a British visual artist based in London, working with the medium of photography. Lali explores images as subjects of memory, focusing particularly on photography and the sacred, in religious and domestic contexts. She is interested in the ways in which family photographs are used, arranged and displayed, often taking on the status of sacred objects.
She has a PhD in Medicine, an MA in Fine Art Photography from University of Arts London, currently studies at Royal college of Art.
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