Koppe Astner, Glasgow
Kris Lemsalu’s mixed-media sculptures, installations and performances evoke the bestial side of human beings and civilizations, often underscored by feminist themes. Her amalgamate sculptures explore life, death and time with a sense of irony and absurdity that playfully disrupts familiar visual languages and suggest the possibility of overcoming a system of oppression from within. Juxtaposing delicate ceramic and porcelain with bold colours and synthetic fabrics, Lemsalu’s practice is at once seductive, repulsive and socially critical.
Kris Lemsalu lives and works in Tallinn. Following recent solo exhibitions at Goldsmith’s CCA, London; Secession, Vienna and Tramway, Glasgow she is currently representing Estonia in the 2019 Venice Biennale.