COLLAGE ON VIEW
Nina Fraser: home
at Espaço Cultural Mercês in Lisbon, Portugal
15-20 October 2021
Online: 15 October-30 November 2021
Nina Fraser presents her fundraising exhibition “home”. Focussing on home–or its absence–as a conduit for accessing multiple layers of emotional experience and perception, the exhibition makes reference to the artist’s notion of identity and place, considering how individual experience, memory and the transformative effect of trauma can become collective subjects of contemplation and action. Nina’s work frequently uses found images as a method of both disrupting narrative and questioning assumptions proposed through a media saturated environment, connecting to a deeply personal exploration into what it means to belong in the world.
The work in this exhibition, made between 2015 and 2021, consists of predominantly analogue collages, as well as some drawing, watercolour and linocut. Each work is priced at €100. The exhibition fundraiser will help the artist and her partner rebuild their lives after a gas explosion destroyed their home and all their possessions just before Christmas of 2020. Proceeds from this exhibition will help pay the €9000 required to stabilise the area of the explosion, an expense which falls solely on the tenants of the property and needs to be paid by the end of 2021. Additionally, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to CRESCER, a Lisbon charity who work tirelessly in assisting those in chronic need of housing, are homeless or do not have access to government support.
(text adapted from the artist’s press materials)
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