Mariana Silva at fluent

Artist: Mariana Silva

Exhibition title: For More Information

Venue: fluent, Santander, Spain

Date: July 26 – August 15, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and fluent, Santander

fluent is pleased to present For​ More information​, Mariana Silva’s first solo exhibition in Spain.

The installation is the outcome of a two-week writing residency focused on the textual basis of Silva’s ongoing project​Friends of Interpretable Objects (2013 – …). For this specific iteration of the project, the artist proposes a reading room and an environment that will host the beginning of an interview series the artist has developed for this purpose, and that will continue to expand in the form of a future publication.

Through a series of transparent inflatable cases and plinths conceived for the purpose, the reading room brings to the fore its display and text mediation to reflect on the surpluses and unaccounted blindspots of language and display that lead to the presence of objects in museums, their identification with the ambiguous notions of culture, access, or public property.

For more Information​takes its title from an interview with Miguel Tamen under Silva’s ongoing project Friendsof Interpretable Objects​which shares its title with Tamen’s eponymous book (2001) and questions how the relationship between nature and culture is comprehended both in art and scientific contexts as well as the mechanisms framing the historical borders between objecthood and personhood.

Mariana Silva lives and works in New York. Previous exhibitions include TheZoomorphic Eye​, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (2018), TheAnnotated Friends of Interpretable Objects​, Tensta Konsthall (2017); AudienceResponse Systems​, Parkour Lisbon (2014); Environments, e-flux, New York; and P/p, Mews Project Space, London (both 2013) and KunsthalleLissabon​(2011). Previous group exhibitions include The8th Climate​, Gwuangju Biennale (2016); Moscow Biennale (Russia, 2016), EDP Foundation (Lisbon, 2015), Astrup Fearnley Museum (Oslo, 2015) and Milton Keynes (2015). Mariana has been a resident artist at Gasworks, London (2016); Portuguese Cultural Centre, São Tomé and Principe (2012).

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Installation view. Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Installation view. Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Installation view. Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets with the script of the video Pointcloudfalltou

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets with the script of the video Pointcloudfalltou

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets with the script of the video Pointcloudfalltou

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets with an interview to Charlotte Sleigh.

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets with an interview to Charlotte Sleigh.

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Installation view. Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets with an interview to Miguel Tamen

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Installation view. Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets with an interview to Miguel Tamen

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Installation view. Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets with an interview by Asrin Haidari to Mariana Silva.

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets with an interview by Asrin Haidari to Mariana Silva.

Mariana Silva, For More Information (2018). Reading room featuring a series of inflatable plastic plinths, vitrines and booklets with an interview by Asrin Haidari to Mariana Silva.

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