Vanity Sluts

exhibition by Ali Tareen

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Ali Tareen

by British artist, Ali Tareen these works raise questions towards the abuse and misuse of animals in sake of ‘beautifying’ and magnifying the ego of the human being, juxtaposed with the ambigious existential relationship between sex and death. The fur of a dead fox on a humans head, lipstick tested on rabbits, a stuffed animal on a wall…

In a world where the idea of some lives seem to be less important than others, gives a strong indication that suggests quite evidently that something is not quite right with our society. Is it ethically correct to torture and test on animals for cosmetic purposes in order to make a person seem ‘more physically attractive’? Is it ok to kill animals and use them for narcissistic decoration? Why is death celebrated via vanity? How is the appeal of attraction glorified by the usage of death?

Tareen focuses on asking questions to the viewer, opposed to explicitly giving answers. This collection should also not be mistaken as a protest, but rather as a forum for widening a discussion based on this theme.
Throughout this project, Tareen applies a number of visual languages to convey a wider spectrum of varied outcomes. In concluding with this we can witness hints of irony, repulsion and sarcasm.

Ali Tareen lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. He obtained his degree from the Central Saint Martins, London. Tareen’s work has been exhibited in numerous countries, England, Czech Republic and Spain. His last solo exhibitions in Czech Republic, A Modern Love (2015), Polidicks (2015) curated by Dr.Egg and Whispers from my heart (2014) were shown in Prague and Marianske Lazne. His most recent group show, Wrecks of hope (2013) curated by Simon Hollington and Andrew Marsh, took place in two separate spaces in Hertfordshire, UK.
Tareen is based in Prague and works at Karlin Studios.

Vernisáž: 05.01.2016 – 19 h (runs until 26.01.2016)

“Vanity Sluts” je výstava britskeho umělce, Ali Tareena, zabývající se otázkami využívání a zneužívání zvířat v zájmu “zkrášlování” a zvyšování lidského ega, v souvislosti s nejednoznačným existenciálním vztahem mezi sexem a smrtí. Kožešina z lišky na lidských hlavách, rtěnky testované na králících, vycpaná zvířata na zdích…

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