On Friday, July 5th, Ukrainian painter Hannah Berestizhevsky (aka Mofuta) opens Reverse Camouflage, a new exhibition at Mutuo, with a live performance. The exhibition features a series of painted works, each of which was created as a result of a performance.
According to the artist’s statement, camouflage consists of dissolving the borders between subject and context – used to protect or attack. She draws attention to the phenomenon of cultural camouflage, which the artist no doubts knows well, where we hide our differences in order to be accepted as “normal.” “Reverse camouflage” therefore may be considered to be the active expression of our own uniqueness, adapting our contexts to us, in order to achieve union without a loss of identity.
Camouflage, after all, is necessary for survival. The exhibition is ongoing through July 20th.