Nadia Hernandez - 100% Certain exhibition

18.02.15

Art, Exhibits, Illustration

Sydney based, Venezuelan born multidisciplinary artist and designer Nadia Hernandez is no stranger round these parts. Her unique work has been featured right here on Infront a couple of times over the years. This Thursday (Feb 19th) her new solo exhibition 100% Certain, opens at MMPG in Sydney. Hernandez' practice focuses on the exploration of Venezuelan Folklore and reflects on ideologies of social and political change. 

100% Certain pays homage to the artist in an attempt to re-encounter the idiosyncrasies of a culture. Symbolism reoccurs throughout the work as Hernandez attempts to create her own visual legend; “Symbols and text are used to represent ideas of change, rebirth and union.”, says Hernandez. 

Venezuela is a country that is currently polarised and weighed down by political turmoil. Folklore has been disguised and appropriated by the people in power to manipulate - “it’s the binding core of a culture, its customs, art forms and beliefs are there to bring people together - my work is about finding oneself with folklore in order to call for reflection solidarity and union." 

 

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