Through a range of carefully selected works from artists around the world, the exhibition forms a dialogue between the different practices and materials used by each artist. The works are linked by a common theme: the pool. The pool’s influence throughout these artists’ bodies of work is palpable. Whether intentionally or coincidentally, the depiction of a pool has long stood as a symbol of luxury and leisure, a mark of indulgence.///
The Swimming Pool brings together the works of these artists to explore the swimming pool as a theme of exuberance, rest, awakening and more.
Dominated by architectural components, minimalism, and observation, Nazgol Ansarinia’s work is a striking comment on urbanity and mass consumerism. In Tehran, where the artist is from, it is not uncommon to witness the gentrification of the city, where traditional buildings and structures get demolished to make way for the new. These works are a statement on the intertwining of personal experiences with the larger social context.