Indeed, the artist is known for his original and multidisciplinary approach that integrates performance, sculpture, installation and photography. This groundbreaking exhibition is in keeping with CHURCH‘s philosophy of experimentation, innovation and foresight.
Joël Andrianomearisoa intends to use the limited space of two levels of a church to present a variety of materials and media as well as an intriguing and immersive conceptual framework. This mixed-media approach will allow Joël Andrianomearisoa to transform the church into a symbolic space of the other, mysterious, intriguing, strange and geographical. This exhibition will be a metaphor for human entanglement and complexity, where each of us is the proverbial other.
Originally from Madagascar, Joël Andrianomearisoa studied art in Paris before moving to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he found renewed inspiration for his work. Since then, he has shown his work in museums and galleries around the world, including the Venice Biennale, the Dakar Biennale, the Gwangju Biennale and the Centre Pompidou.
In this exhibition “MY HEART BELONGS TO THE OTHER” at CHURCH Projects, Joël Andrianomearisoa uses the church as a symbolic space to explore the complexity of human identity. There is a strong emotional aspect to his work that is often associated with the vulnerability and fragility of the human condition. For this exhibition, Joël Andrianomearisoa has chosen to work with different materials, such as fabric, paper and light, to create an immersive and multi-sensory experience for the viewer.
Joël Andrianomearisoa is known for tapping into the depths of human vulnerability and emotion, and this exhibition will be no exception. Light will be used to convey sensory experience and limitation, while sound will amplify inner voices, understanding and intuition.
According to Hoosein Mahomed of CHURCH, the exhibition “MY HEART BELONGS TO THE OTHER” is an immersive experience that will clothe and undress the viewer over and over again, in perpetuity. With his ability to continually shift the scale and temperament of his practice in a thoughtful and poetic way, Joël Andrianomearisoa will continue to make us contemplate this unknown and mysterious dark matter within ourselves and beyond.
In sum, Joël Andrianomearisoa‘s exhibition “MY HEART BELONGS TO THE OTHER” at CHURCH Projects is a unique opportunity to experience the artist’s mixed media approach in an intriguing and immersive conceptual setting. This exhibition will highlight the human complexity and allow visitors to discover new aspects of their inner being.