With the renovation and expansion of our Gallery interiors, as we recompose our annual exhibition we say farewell to our kernel, the art installation SILENT SPRING, featuring the works of Alain Bonnefoit, Yoshimi Futamura and Olga Niescier.
Conceived during a long time of preternatural isolation and solitude due to the world pandemic crisis, Niescier’s painting Silent Spring #1 acts as a tribute to Nature and a celebration of natural life, feelings of intimacy, silence and solitude. Set before it, a delicate female figure takes centre stage. Curled-up in a fetal position, Bonnefoit’s Cristina fosters a search for introspection and necessary isolation, guarded and flanked by two Futamura’s raku ceramic sculptures from the series Black Hole. These two last pieces are the result of the emotional impact of the 2011 Tsunami on the artist's soul. They are about the fear of the uncertain, like a force beyond our control threatening to extinguish everything, even our desire for rebirth.
Indeed desires are the seeds of action, and do serve as the motive force for rebirth. At KALPA, we strongly believe in the path of transformation, standing for the necessity of peace and hope.