Temples

Daiga Grantina

12 April – 22 May 2021

1 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3ET

 

Emalin is pleased to present Temples, a solo exhibition of new works by Latvian artist Daiga Grantina (b.1985). Grantina’s practice investigates the encounters between materials to propose a synthetic concept of the many relationships that shape our world. Operating with an openness that manifests the infinite potential of plastic form, Grantina’s sculptures are structural ideas extended from phenomenological experience. Her subtle and associative mode of making encourages an exercise of expanded vision that asks questions about what space is available for thinking about matter beyond material.

 

Daiga Grantina (b. 1985, Saldus, LV) lives and works in Paris, FR. In 2012, she completed her MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, following a BFA at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Solo exhibitions have been held at New Museum (New York, US, 2020); the Latvian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (Venice, IT, 2019); Palais deTokyo (Paris, FR, 2018); Kunstverein Hamburg (Hamburg, DE, 2017); and kim? Contemporary Art Center (Riga, LV, 2016). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Bern (Bern, CH, 2020); Busan Biennale, Yeongdo Museum of Contemporary Art (Busan, KR, 2020); Galerie Joseph Tang (Paris, FR, 2019); Baltic Triennial 13, Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius, LT, 2018); Musée d’Orsay (Paris, FR, 2018); Kunsthalle Mainz (Mainz, DE, 2017); and Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen, NO, 2016).

 

Upcoming institutional presentations include solo exhibitions at GAMeC, Bergamo, IT (2021) and Riga Bourse Museum, Riga, LV (2022).

 

Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
Daiga Grantina, Temple #3, 2020, wood, fabric, paint, 45 x 67 x 5 cm (17 3/4 x 26 3/8 x 2 inches)
Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
Daiga Grantina, vase, 2020, fabric, plastic, wood, paint, 145 x 100 x 36 cm (57 1/8 x 39 3/8 x 14 1/8 inches)
Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
Daiga Grantina, Temple #6, 2021, wood, ink, aluminium, 34 x 70 x 14 cm (13 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches)
Daiga Grantina, Temple #4, 2020, plastic, wood, 52 x 97 x 3 cm (20 1/2 x 38 1/4 x 1 1/8 inches)
Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
Daiga Grantina, Temple #5, 2021, wood, pencil, feathers, 20 x 70 x 10 cm (7 7/8 x 27 1/2 x 4 inches)
Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
Daiga Grantina, Temple #7, 2021, wood, aluminium, string, ink, glue, 349 x 180 x 20 cm (137 3/8 x 70 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches)
Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
Daiga Grantina, Temple #1, 2020, wood, fabric, paint, plastic, 42 x 67 x 5 cm (16 1/2 x 26 3/8 x 2 inches)
Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
Daiga Grantina, kweie, 2020, fabric, feathers, latex, 116 x 163 x 12 cm (45 5/8 x 64 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches)
Installation view, Daiga Grantina, Temples, Emalin, London, 12 April – 22 May 2021
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