On view at Secession, Vienna | SIMONE FATTAL: metaphorS

Simone Fattal, Installation view, metaphorS, Secession, Vienna, 2024. Courtesy the artist and Secession.

SIMONE FATTAL on view at Secession, Vienna

Simone Fattal: metaphorS
June 21 – September 8, 2024

The Secession Building,
Friedrichstraße 121010 Vienna

SIMONE FATTAL will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Secession, curated by Jeanette Pacher.

Her diverse body of work encompasses sculpture, ceramics, and painting, and reflects her multicultural background while exploring themes of displacement, memory, and the human condition. Fattal’s sculptures embody a sense of resilience and fragility, capturing the essence of her experiences and the collective struggles of humanity. They often refer to ancient myths and archaeological finds.

Her use of natural materials such as clay and stone lends a timeless quality to her work, while her mastery of form and texture brings her sculptures to life. Influenced by her experiences of war and migration, Simone Fattal has transcended media and geographical borders alike. In collages, she combines mementos from her private archive with historical turning points in the Arab world. Consisting of individual parts and reassembled, these works suggest the fragility of an identity shaped by migration. Her rather abstract ceramic sculptures refer to ancient myths and archaeological finds.

For more information, please visit the exhibition website.

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