Dakar (Series of Rugs for Studio Leigh)
September 24th - October 24th 2015
Studio Leigh, London, UK
Reflecting Finke’s interest in adrenalin and adventure, the Dakar rug takes its name from the famous Dakar rally, an annual race that originally ran from Paris, France to Dakar, Senegal. In recent years, the race has been held in South America due to security concerns in Africa. The rug mimics the tyre tracks of a speeding race car in the desert – unavoidable impressions that reveal a narrative of danger and speed.
Ophelia Finke (b. 1991, Germany) is based between London and Berlin, and recently graduated from Central Saint Martins. Recent exhibitions include: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA (London, UK, (2013); Spike Island (Bristol, UK, 2013); Free Time, with Charlie Billingham, Zuoz, Switzerland (2014); Space Time, Hus Gallery, London, UK (2014); Paris-Dakar, Central Saint Martins degree show, London, UK (2014); Vernissage, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK (2014); Majorca, Berger Gray, London, UK (2015).
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