Galerie XII Los Angeles welcomes British- Swedish multi-disciplinary artist, AdeY, for the first time in the USA. The gallery held an opening reception for “AdeY UNCENSORED” on December 4, 2021, but you can view the exhibit through January 26, 2022.
“Uncensored” is a response to the constant censorship by Instagram of his work. AdeY says: “I have been silenced, harassed, censored, and removed by Instagram for sharing my artworks that aim to provoke and challenge the viewer. I implore Instagram to take social responsibility and engage positively in promoting art on their platform.”
A focus and attention to people’s right to difference drive the British/Swedish artist’s images, and here it is especially the differences that are about physics, gender, race, and sexuality. With a humorous and experimental approach, they seek to highlight our vulnerability, loneliness, and strengths, whilst capturing those little moments of social oppression, isolation, anxiety, and depression that appear to play a central role in the human condition. In practice, it is in many ways the perception of the body that is being challenged by the artist, based on their own background and experience of the human body, but it is also to a greater extent the perception of the viewer and the outside world, which is central to their artistic voice.
AdeY has exhibited widely in Europe including at The Finnish Museum of Photography, Fotogalleri Vasli Souza (Sweden & Norway), and at Unseen (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). His new photo book Uncensored was published in the fall of 2021 to coincide with his debut USA show at Galerie XII in Los Angeles.
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On View: December 4 – January 26, 2022
What: “AdeY UNCENSORED” Mona Kuhn, solo exhibition
Where: Galerie XII, Bergamot Station, #B2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM, 90405