Adeela Suleman
ENCOUNTERS: Art Basel Hong Kong 2024
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
28 Mar – 31 Mar 24
Selected Works
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ENCOUNTERS: When you've had enough of Paradise!

Adeela Suleman’s monuments point to the fragile and fleeting ephemerality of life and reference recent violent and catastrophic occurrences within the artist’s sociopolitical landscape. The screens are representative of the paradise one experiences after death. Each sparrow in When you’ve had enough of paradise represents sacrifice, resurrection and the soul. Traditionally, the death of a bird is a sign of a new beginning. Beginnings come from endings and in that light, there is the suggestion of loss and sacrifice before starting a new. The work confronts our earthly fears butremains suggestive of transcendental relief. It may be seen simultaneously as a symbolic representation of the coexistence of love, nature and the chaos of man. 

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