Three Colours: Green
3+1 Arte Contemporânea is pleased to present Three Colours: Green, a solo exhibition by Evy Jokhova (Switzerland, 1984 – EE/UK/RU).
In 2022 Evy Jokhova travelled to Peru where she lived with the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous community. Three Colours: Green is the result of research developed by the artist during this period. By experiencing everyday life as all encompassing rituals, which involve all elements in a relationship of interdependence, the artist explored unique modes of care, rooted in the idea of totality. Reactivating ancestral knowledge that requires a renewed look at nature, its richness, and processes, Evy Jokhova invites us to think about the potential of the primal, legitimizing it and seeking to affirm its space in contemporary culture.
In the exhibition, ceramics can be seen, in some cases, in dialogue with organic elements; textiles dyed using plants [yakushapana], harvested during the artist’s stay with the community; and also a participatory event in which the public will be invited to share a meal. Shared food brings to the exhibition the notion of interdependence. The ingredients collected by Evy Jokhova, offerings to the public, are in turn given by nature itself, and in this dialogue, magic asserts its place.
The installation and performance by Evy Jokhova is based on a story told and re-told many times. The story is recreated through the setting of a long dining table with handmade ceramic vessels and metre long cutlery produced by the artist. The installation is activated through performances where members of the audience join for a dinner of foraged plant-based food served in animal shaped ceramic dishes using this extensively long cutlery. In doing so, they re-enact the multiple dilemmas existent within human relationships.
Evy Jokhova (Switzerland, 1984 – EE/UK/RU), lives and works between Lisbon, Tallinn, and Vienna. Jokhova is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice engages with dialogue and relationships between social anthropology, architecture, philosophy and art. Working with drawing, sculpture, installation, sound, film and performance, she aims to bridge gaps between these fields and their inherent hierarchical structures. A graduate of MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art (2011) and MA Political Communications, (2013) Goldsmiths College, Jokhova is the recipient of numerous awards including Arts Council Individual Grants Award (2018), Royal Academy Schools Fellowship (2016-19), Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award (2017-18), Wien Kultur Förderung (2017) and Amsterdam Fonds voor Kultur (2018). Residencies include Yarat Contemporary Art Space (2018), Belvedere Museum Vienna (2017), BijlmAIR Amsterdam (2017), Villa Lena (2017), Nida Art Colony (2017) and Florence Trust (2008-09) amongst others. Solo projects include: How to live together, CBK Zuidoost (Amsterdam, 2018); The Shape of Ritual, project commissioned by Belvedere Museum (Vienna 2017); Towering in the conditions of fragments, Passen-gers (London 2017); Staccato, Marcelle Joseph Projects (London 2016). Recent group exhibition include: Ponto d’Orvalho, curated by Joana Horta, Leonor Carrilho & Sergio Hydalgo, (Freixo de Meio, Alentejo 2021); WOTRUBA. Himmelwärts, curated by Gabrielle Stöger-Spevak, Belvedere Museum (Vienna, 2021); Art in the Plague Year, curated by Douglas McCulloh, Nikolay Maslov & Rita Souther, UCR California Museum of Photography, (California, 2021); On Photographic Beings, Latvian National Museum (Riga 2020); Boundary Layers, Yarat Contemporary Art Space, (Baku 2019); Prevent this Tragedy, Dateagle / Vongoetz Art (London 2018); Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, Better Living: Tenderflix film festival, The Horse Hospital (London 2017) amongst others. Since 2014 the artist has run Allotment – a collaborative research project that explores social relationships and cultural politics through food. Jokhova’s work is held in the public collections of the British Government Art Collection, UK; Lafayette College Library, USA; Royal College of Art, UK and Royal Shakespeare Company, UK.
11.11.22 → 07.01.23
Opening 11.11.22, 6pm – 9pm
Open to the public