'The Grass at our Feet' is a group show at VITRINE, Basel which explores myths, folktales, and folk methodologies, that have derived from a variety of cultures and sources, related to heritage and roots of identity with a shared rumination on chaos and the Earth.
The exhibition brings together young emerging artists of different nationalities: Ukrainian-Canadian artist Ayla Dmyterko, Danish artist Cecilia Fiona, and Ecuadorian artist Leandro Pesantes B. The exhibition is the first time all artists have shown in Switzerland. It is a continuation of the group show 'The Sun and the Moon' presented at VITRINE, Basel between Mar–Jun2021, which looked at how forces of nature such as the Sun and Moon have been narrativised throughout history into lessons and stories that have been passed down through generations and now form folklores.
The two exhibitions foster the importance of cross-cultural exchange, presenting artists from different countries, places, and heritages, who work with the subjects of myths and folktales, placing them in dialogue with each other. In doing so, the viewer begins to see the interrelated elements of stories and cultures that at first are ambiguous and vague, which then begin to become clear similarities in the form of a character, a lesson, or subjects, etc. Cross-cultural exchange manifests itself through these stories which spans distance and time creating a shared experience.
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