Solo Exhibition: Adriano Amaral at Witte de With, Rotterdam

Adriano Amaral

While the internet, prosthetics, solar panels, and touch screens can each be seen as ways of ‘upgrading’ human experience, a more elemental and subjective tendency seems to be gaining value again. Intuition, emotion, and imagination have become central tenets and, akin to the movement of Romanticism that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, Enlightenment’s emphasis on a purely rational outlook is being called into question. Adriano Amaral investigates the place of materiality by creating environments in which natural and synthetic elements merge, forming hybrids between technology and mysticism. Adriano Amaral, new work at Witte de With is on view Sunday 19 January - Sunday 19 April, 2020

January 1, 2020