Creative duo, Christto & Andrew present A Message from Venus
, their first museum exhibition in the United States of America at SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia
! In "A Message From Venus" the artists present recent photographs that speak to our globalized culture at a time when our relationships to and experiences of image-making technology are dissimilar. The artists’ photographs proffer objects loaded with symbolism and figures that paradoxically seem to inhabit a place neither past nor future that could exist within various cultural systems. In a series of scenes, the artists compose these organic and technological objects in the manner typical of the “still nature” genre of art history — yet a more enigmatic aura prevails. While employing a visual vocabulary that condenses and references the past 60 years of popular culture and image production, Christto & Andrew create their own mythology. A Message from Venus
is curated by Humberto Moro, adjunct curator. It is presented as part of SCAD of FINE ART 2021, the university’s annual program of exhibitions, lectures, and performances, held virtually Feb. 23–25 with select events in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia.
Christto & Andrew (Christian Sánchez Díaz, b. 1985, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Andrew Jay Weir, b. 1987, Johannesburg, South Africa) first gained international acclaim with their inclusion in the 2014 Foam magazine “Talent Issue” and exhibition by East Wing at Unseen Amsterdam, they have since exhibited in solo exhibitions, group shows, biennials, and art fairs worldwide, including the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, East Wing and NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. Their work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Vogue Italia, Dazed magazine, and the British Journal of Photography.
Christto & Andrew are represented by East Wing Doha.