Tommy Hilding (Swedish, b. 1954), Och gudarna sover (And the Gods are sleeping), 1988. Canvas, 180 x 135 cm.
Victorian pendant in neo-Egyptian style with protective esoteric abracadabra text; on the reverse, ‘De vos mains grossières, Parmi des poussières, Écrivez, sorcières : Abracadabra’/’Witches with your raugh hands, write in the dust : Abracadabra”, from Victor Hugo’s ‘Odes et ballades 14; the pendant also includes a double-headed bird and winged scarabs, ancient Egyptian symbols of Re and rebirth. (adin.be)
Nefertari next to a statue near tenth pylon, Karnak temple of Amun-Ra, Egypt
Anya Gallaccio‘s installation Red on Green may leave elicit a different reaction depending on when you catch the show. Gallaccio plucked the heads of 10,000 roses and arranged them into large neat rectangle. At first the installation may resemble a grand romantic gesture. However, Gallaccio’s interest is piqued by what the installation becomes. In a way Red on Green turns into a type of natural performance as the field of red shifts to brown. She utilizes the loaded symbol of the rose as a starting point for investigating the natural processes of death and decay.