Tejal Shah AS IT IS
OPENING THURSDAY 31 MAY, 6–8:30pm
1 JUNE – 15 AUGUST 2018
The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, it is queerer than we can suppose.
-- Evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane
Tejal Shah presents a selection of new works on paper alongside their 5-channel video installation Between the Waves (2012). Informed by queer, feminist and Buddhist thought, Shah explores the interdependence of all life and the importance of care in times of ethical and ecological precarity.
Daria Khan founded Mimosa House with the curatorial vision to support artistic experimentation and collaboration. Within this framework, Tejal Shah invites fellow artists Anne Nora Fischer and Mo Maja Moesgaard; together they present an on-site collaboration lasting ten days.
The exhibition is kindly supported by
Tejal Shah (b.1979, lives in New Delhi) studied at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, United States. Shah is interested in layered propositions on the relationships between interspecies, ecology, gender, post-porn, sexuality and consciousness. They think of themselves as some kind of artist working on some kind of nature. Their works have been exhibited widely in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg (2018), Kunsthaus Hamburg (2017), the Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo (2016-17), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2014), dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011), Serpentine Gallery, London (2009) and Tate Modern, London (2006), among others.
Anne Nora Fischer (b.1988, Copenhagen, Denmark) holds a MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and has studied “Dance and Choreography” at The Danish National School of Performing Arts and “Art and Social Practice” at Portland State University. Fischer works in a field between choreography and visual art with large-scale performances performed with professional dancers, artists, friends, lovers and the audience themselves.
Mo Maja Moesgaard (b.1980, Varde, Denmark) is an artist and queer feminist activist whose practice is driven by political questions and frustrations, as well as an enthusiasm for drawing and animation. Throughout their practice, Mo has a strong desire to work across differences and wishes to form alliances and create meaningful co-productions. Drawing and animation's position within popular culture and political activism is essential for Mo, who sees their work as equally linked to DIY/DIT political cultures and stories, as to the art institution.