Slag Gallery, Brooklyn
Bors & Ritiu explore, through humor, satire and parody, the implications and consequences of human migration. As with most of their works the use of language, particularly double entendre, drives the reading of the sculptural pieces. The layered works of Bors & Ritiu are pointing at the spiritual and scientific aspects of traveling and moving through space. This quest in an attempt to answer specific questions of where we are coming from and to where we are headed - questions that are tied to their own experience with migration.
Naomi Safran-Hon and Avital Burg have developed new experimental techniques in order to render uncanny spaces such as intervened mirrors and family heirlooms that drain concrete; in order to point at a time lapse between the past and the present. Moreover, Burg’s mirrors and Safran-Hon lace, acrylic and cement patterns look into abstraction elucidating aspects of the historical material that prompted these works. The color pallets, the use of architecture and an estranged perspective are not only clear evidence of a distinct Flemish art influence but also, of the nature of the works as conversations between an unclear past and an awaited future.