'Inescapable Droughts', 2016
Ishai Shapira Kalter presents Inescapable Droughts in his Azerbaijani debut at YARAT Studios. For this exhibition Ishai Shapira Kalter sent an open letter to Suhail Malik, willing to artistically elaborate Malik’s argument On The Necessity of Art’s Exit from Contemporary Art. From corn fields to protected potatoes national park, through the desire to park an old Lada car by a brand new whole foods branch. Fetishizing agriculture, remembering some great escape, Inescapable Droughts ought to give some formal expression to the inorganic roles of the art observers we are, who are wishing to organically perform an artistic emancipation.
Press Release
 
 
Inescapable Droughts
Installation view
Three oil paintings and gesso on canvas.
Dimensions: 84 X 92 cm each 
Birch Plywood, Bag of potatoes, Dead moth, Broken mirror, Jar, Five Shovels, Pipes, Lada car seat, Vintage Azerbaijani military jacket, Flowerpot, Rolled jute fabric, Wooden sticks, Sellotape, Metal net, Camping burner, Iron wire, Fuel jerrycan, Sprinkler, 25 slides.
Variable Dimensions
YARAT Studios, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016
 
Inescapable Droughts
Installation view, Detail
YARAT Studios, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016
 
Inescapable Droughts
Installation view, Detail
YARAT Studios, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016
 
Inescapable Droughts
Installation view, Detail
YARAT Studios, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016
 
Inescapable Droughts
Installation view, Detail
YARAT Studios, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016
 
Inescapable Droughts
Installation view, Detail
YARAT Studios, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016
 
Inescapable Droughts
Installation view, Detail
YARAT Studios, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016