RONIT BARANGA

Ronit Baranga was born in Israel where she currently lives and works.

The "Grave Watchers' Childhood" is a series of beast-like infant sculptures by the Israeli artist Ronit Baranga. She uses the traditional media clay to create lifelike images of human toddlers that embody a cute yet threatening aspect. She tried to imagine the process of how tomb guardians from the Tang Dynasty became what they currently are: stiff figures, deterrent with a fearful role. She sculpted them in their early childhood, as babies. A time where innocence, sweetness and playfulness were still possible. This process raises several questions: is their role as adults an unavoidable faith or an outcome of the reality in which they grew up in? Is their role a threat? A necessity? Or maybe a wishful heart desire? In the "Grave Watchers Childhood" series of works there is a threatening and intimidating aspect together with sweetness and vulnerability.

www.ronitbaranga.com

MONUMENTAL

14th of September until 26th of October 2018



ANNA BARANOWSKI
ASTRID KÖHLER
CHRISTIAN MARTIN WEISS
CIGDEM AKY
KAZUHIRO HORI
SUSANNAH MARTIN
STYLIANOS SCHICHO
SYLWIA MAKRIS