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ROOM FOUR

Still Life / Tableaux Vivants

All the artists in this room freeze the actions and performances of life in highly dramatised images or hyperrealistic sculptures. Oscillating between reality and fantasy, their well-sateged spectacles present a disorientating world of uncanny and surreal drama in which motionless characters act out strange performances before our eyes. Some artists, on the other hand, choose literally to still life, holding a pose for hours as life continues around them.

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