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Move Away from the Aubergine

Esmeralda Valencia Lindström

Weston Studio, RA Schools

5 Dec — 5 Feb 2020

Through video and sculpture, Royal Academy Schools graduate Esmeralda Valencia Lindström explores spaces across the RA from the perspective of animals, plants and the architecture itself.

Move Away from the Aubergine presents alternative views: ways of looking that are close-up, below, above and to-the-side. Proposing movement as a starting point for empathy, these works seek to lead us into the routes, gestures and vibrations of other species and materials.

These new works respond to the Royal Academy’s buildings — Burlington House and Burlington Gardens. Valencia Lindström focuses on the various animal and plant species that might coexist here, as well as the architectural surfaces and shapes that make up the Royal Academy.

Esmeralda Valencia Lindström (b. 1983 Gothenburg) graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2007 and the Royal Academy Schools in 2011. Her work reflects on the interlinked existences of materials, plants, people and animals; Focusing on movement, activity and the process of making itself, she produces objects, installations, performances and videos.

5 December 2019 — 5 February 2020

Saturday – Thursday 10am-6pm
Fridays 10am-10pm

Free, no booking required.

Weston Studio, RA Schools