Step into the world of DEMO, a journey of resilience and reflection, where the artistry of democracy
comes to life through a captivating exploration of the past, present, and future. In this immersive
exhibition, we invite you to witness the evolution of society, as we navigate the complex interplay
between the democratic spirit and the challenges it faces.
As you enter the gallery, the imposing silhouette of a ghost castle looms in the background. This
spectral monument symbolizes the historical scars of power struggles, reminding us of the ever-evolving
nature of democracy. Here, the past holds the wisdom of a prophet, revealing lessons that guide our
Taxidermist animals are poised nearby, frozen in time and beckoning us to ponder the fragility of life.
These creatures serve as a poignant metaphor for our democracy, demonstrating both its resilience
and the interventions that shape its course.
Within the heart of the exhibition, you'll find an office surrounded by a lush forest. This juxtaposition
highlights the suburban unease that often accompanies political power. The chair in the centre becomes
a symbol of authority, while the natural world outside offers an intimate companionship between
governance and nature.
A collection of eggshells rests delicately on a bed of sand and water, reflecting the scar tissue that
remains after political battles. The scarred surface conceals the strength within, showcasing the enduring
resilience of democratic ideals. In stark contrast, burning rubber immerses you in a fiery landscape of
scorched earth and palm trees, underscoring the urgency of addressing societal challenges. This visceral
tableau highlights the consequences of inaction.
Mother land offers a vibrant portrait of a democratic ideal, where tulips bloom in abundance, celebrating
the strength of a united society. This vision stands in contrast to the void left by the absence of such
unity, evoking a deep sense of longing. Throughout the exhibition, darkroom prints capture the moon's
gentle attraction to water, symbolizing the universal trajectory of democracy. These images invite
reflection on the cosmic forces that shape our democratic journey.
DEMO is an invitation to contemplate the complex relationship between democracy and society. It
encourages us to explore the delicate balance between resilience and fragility, the intimate companionship
of governance and nature, and the profound mysteries that shape our collective destiny. As you navigate
this transformative space, may you find inspiration and insight into the ongoing evolution of democracy
and its enduring strength.1
1 Text generated by AI using t wo words from each artist to describe their individual work