Aneesa Shami Zizzo and Yasmine Nasser Diaz: these illusory utopias 👀

3440 Motor Ave STE 203 Los Angeles, CA 90034
Sep 19, 2 PM - 5 PM — ends Oct 23, 2021
these illusory utopias is a dialogue between the two artists, working with different mediums and visual references that illustrate peculiar remnants and fantastical scenes– from both above and below the ocean’s surface. Diaz’s intricate collages on paper depict anomalous hybrid beings that coexist in Earth’s post-anthropocene oceans, alluding to a future of ecosystems less challenged by human interference.

Zizzo’s elaborate textile pieces narrate the destruction caused by a catastrophe similar to the explosion that occurred at the Port of Beirut last year, but which takes place within a parallel universe. The exhibit, which incorporates works on paper, sculptural textile, sound, and moving imagery, questions the current trend of utopian fantasies while invoking themes of ruination, recovery, and hope.