Michael Debatty and Noah Barker at Exo Exo

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Artists: Michael Debatty and Noah Barker

Presented by: Exo Exo and Lodos

Venue: Exo Exo, Paris, France

Date: June 23 – 30, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, Exo Exo, Paris and Lodos, Mexico City

Exo Exo, Paris, and Lodos, Mexico City, have integrated activities. At a macro level both acknowledge the broader responsibility to develop a new kind of engagement. At the micro level it remains necessary to promote additional points of view while looking for willing partners as a means of building alliances and building coalitions. As a gap opens up within the engagement, between expectation and product, it creates a space for alternative visions. What we see play out is a battle of ideas within a common agenda. It is a battle that ultimately is a challenge to consensus and a challenge to the interconnectedness both are committed to. This is not to conclude the engagement as ineffectual in furthering the collective interests; rather it invites a time for sober second thoughts and doses of pragmatism.

Michael Debatty is an artist working in Liège.
Noah Barker is an artist working in New York.
Exo Exo is a curatorial program and a non-for-profit exhibition space in Paris.
Lodos is an exhibition space in Mexico City.

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Noah Barker, Manufactured Ground, 2016. Powder coated stainless steel, Variable dimensions

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Noah Barker, Facilitating Mechanisms, 2016. Press release with text derived from collected statements made by Thomas Shannon, US Department of State Assistant Secretary of Western Hemisphere Affairs on 6 May, 2006 to the Council of the Americas; exhibition map; exhibition visual

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Michael Debatty, Trash Talk, 2016. Air brush and Acrylic on Canvas, 180 x 150 cm

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Michael Debatty, Alea Jacta Est, 2016. Air brush and Acrylic on Canvas, 180 x 150 cm

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Michael Debatty, Jumbo Jet, 2016. Air brush and Acrylic on Canvas, 180 x 150 cm

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Noah Barker, Michael Debatty, Oh me (Suspended), 2016 (detail). Air brush and Acrylic on Canvas, Gels, Variable dimensions

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