Works exhibited as part of:

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Nova Contemporary
8 July - 11 August 2023

excerpt from the exhibition text:

...Virada subtly disrupts Sasi Organ’s cluster in a gesture of confrontation, bisecting the gallery space with a curtain of chains. The partition is understated but provocative, birthing a line of enquiry: what remains before the curtain, and what stands after it? What episodes loom larger in our imagination, and what surfaces in our conscious memory? Though delicate, the strands compel viewers to move through in order to move forward. The curtain acts as an emblem of domesticity, evoking a sense of enclosure yet acknowledging emptiness in its sparse permeability. Virada masterfully appropriates tactics of the readymade with hidden intimacy: two sconces are dotted alongside Sasi Organ’s paintings, and the base of these fixtures are formed by trays found in an Amsterdam flea market. The discovered objects mark a serendipitous encounter between the artist and their seller, an immigrant from Thailand who was clearing out items that his late grandmother had left behind. Virada preserves these lingering vestiges, forming a reinterpreted relic of nostalgic remembrance.

Eclipse of the Moon 1
UV print on stainless steel, found object, lit candle
41.5 x 26.3 x 12 cm

Eclipse of the Moon 2
UV print on stainless steel, found object, lit candle
37.5 x 22.5 x 12 cm