Dortmunder Kunstverein

Dortmunder Kunstverein | Park der Partnerstädte 2 / Brinkhoffstraße 2
44137 Dortmund

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The works of Alison Yip negotiate the role of fantasy in a post-truth world and often enlist parapsychological origins of figuration. A practice built up from painting, she also uses wall treatments, texts and sculptural objects to explore the dispersed nature of our sensory apparatus and plays with the role of ambivalence in how we perceive social relations. Moving between a kind of world-building and surface attention, the paintings at times integrate familiar materials such as distressed denim, which speak to the mimicry of time and experience.

Dortmunder Kunstverein is pleased to present a new body of work by Alison Yip which links her occupation with pain, imagination, and somatic experience to a reflection on the six-part medieval allegorical tapestry, ‘The Lady And The Unicorn’, which hangs at Musée de Cluny in Paris. Yip explores the exhausted remnants of the female and unicorn as long-standing figures of doubt, posing them as actors in BARE HEEL COUNTRY, her first institutional solo exhibition.