Shot on a rainy night in the summer of 2016, the photograph shows an opossum hiding in a vent shaft next to the hand of the Wichita troll — a sculpture by local artist Connie Ernatt. Paired with the ‘No nukes’ inscription, it comes off as an intriguing and dark image that resonates with the ambiguous and obscure nature of an ever-possible nuclear disaster.
Through the iconoclastic, the minimalist, Land Art and romanticism, Cyprien Gaillard (France, 1980), questions the traces of man in nature. His practice encomwpasses sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, video, performance and large-scale intervention in public space. By worrying about issues such as urbanism, the decline of modernist utopias, architectural ruins or landscapes that are about to disappear, Gaillard points out the inevitable fate that the passage of time hands to man.