Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen: Daughter of Dog at Mostyn

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
Installation view of Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Daughter of Dog. Two pink canvases on white walls, the wooden floor is stage to plinths containing potted plants and objects.
Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Daughter of Dog. Installation view at Mostyn, 2024. Image: Rob Battersby.

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen: Daughter of Dog at MOSTYN in Llandudno, Wales, Llandudno Until 29 June 2024 Entrance is free — Visit now

The London-based artist duo Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen present their new exhibition Daughter of the Dog at Mostyn gallery in Llandudno. Aggression, grief, love and loss are the leading themes, expressed across moving image, sculpture and sound. With starl contrasts between artificial and organic elements (real dogs juxtaposed with robot dogs, for example), Daughter of the Dog explores the nature of contradictions.

The works are preceded by periods of intense research which can be felt while experiencing the show, it is thematically complex and intricate. Dancers rehearse the choreography of a pogo mosh pit while carnivorous plants perform the score – Cohen and Van Balen’s work defies expectations and pulls the viewer in with its mesmerising quality of images which clash yet don’t seem out of place.

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen: Daughter of Dog at MOSTYN in Llandudno, Wales, Llandudno Until 29 June 2024 Entrance is free Visit now

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