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Ricardo Brey

Sea Level, 2014–2015

Ricardo Brey included in Other.Wordly, curated by Hanne Hagenaars, a group exhibition at Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

The institution's press release follows:

From 15 February, artists from home and abroad will portray an underwater world in the Fries Museum. Since time immemorial humans have been drawn to the sea and its unique sense of timelessness and connectedness. But although it can be a gentle and colourful muse, the underwater world also has a cold undertow. Its depths harbour drowned refugees and pollution, but also beauty and mysterious creatures. In Other.Worldly more than twenty artists try to fathom the underwater world. The starting point of the exhibition is the work Osedax by artist couple Edgar Cleijne (Netherlands, 1963) and Ellen Gallagher (United States, 1965). In this key work, exhibited in the Netherlands for the first time, visitors make a hypnotic journey past an oilrig, enchanting sea creatures and swaying plants. The exhibition Other.Worldly can be seen in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden from 15 February 2020 to 3 January 2021.

In her first exhibition for the Fries Museum, curator Hanne Hagenaars has selected works showing the underwater world in all its facets. The artworks in Other.Worldly form a network of relationships that reflect on today’s world. How does man relate to the ocean and how do we deal with its fragile ecosystem? Now that its long-hidden secrets are slowly coming to light, the underwater world itself is in danger. There are works Charles Avery, Paul Beumer, Carina Brandes, Broomberg & Chanarin, Ricardo Brey, Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher, Dorothy Cross, Elspeth Diederix, Dodi Espinosa, Benedikt Fischer, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Bram De Jonghe, Kinke Kooi, Mire Lee, Erin Jane Nelson, Femmy Otten, Jean Painlevé, Jessica Segall, Studio Glithero, Philip Taaffe, Evelyn Taocheng Wang and Robbert Weide.

Other.Worldly
February 15, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Fries Museum
Leeuwarden, Netherlands