Artist: Donna Huanca Exhibition title: Water scar Venue: Valentin, Paris, France Date: April 18 – May 16, 2015 Photography: images courtesy of the artist and Valentin, Paris Through her manipulation of clothing and skin, Donna Huanca uses the energy of objects to show the overdeveloped, fetishistic tactility of cultural processes, thereby activating a subconscious, prelinguistic memory. Clothing–inserted in rituals that define the body’s everyday intimacy and social practices–is a cultural transmission medium, a subjectification tool, but also an interface steeped in anxiety. As a way of assimilating and appropriating, it appears here as a process of identity-construction and as denaturalisation. In her performance installations, makeup modifies the person by an instrumental […]
Artists: Alessandro Agudio, Stefania Batoeva, Sol Calero, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Ditte Gantriis, Pakui Hardware (In Collaboration With Jeannine Han), Daniel Keller, Spencer Longo, Matthew Smith, Anna Virnich, Andrew Norman Wilson Exhibition title: You Will Find Me If You Want Me In The Garden Curated by: Domenico de Chirico Venue: Valentin, Paris, France Date: April 18 – May 16, 2015 Photography: images courtesy of the artist and Valentin, Paris YOU WILL FIND ME IF YOU WANT ME IN THE GARDEN* Epicureanism is a philosophy based on the teachings of Epicurus**. The school of Epicurus, founded in 306 B.C. is also called “The Garden” in reference to the philosopher’s home and […]
Artists: Kyosai Kawanabe, Hanna Hur, Andy Meerow, Alexandra Noel Exhibition title: Comforter Venue: Shanaynay, Paris, France Date: March 13 – April 26, 2015 Photography: Images courtesy of the artists and Shanaynay A balance overhead Turns into a “look at What could be an instead: Oblique;” maybe mislead By whatever gets at The balance overhead: The cousins of the dead Encourage to lay fat. What could be an instead? Nothing’s always imbed Although we can aim at A balance overhead. Tripped up by a thin thread (What’s that? A peek, a pat?) Which could be an instead. The things that stay unsaid, Like ennui, still say that A balance overhead Perhaps could be […]
Artist: G. Küng Exhibition title: Inexhaustible Gifts of Celebratory Fruits Venue: Antoine Levi, Paris, France Date: March 27 – May 16, 2015 Photography: Images courtesy of the artist and Antoine Levi, Paris Inexhaustible Gifts of Celebratory Fruits* “I can already tell you what I’ve seen around me, and that’s conspicuous signs of satisfaction! Fruits, fresh and simple, and arranged so well. Their colors and shapes hit you in the mouth. There they prove to be sweet and fertilizing. The melons are so ripe, they tear open at a mere hint of the blade. And the vegetables are bigger and shinier with a beautiful lightness to them. Bread I bake always comes out […]
Artist: Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Exhibition title: Vetiver Venue: Galerie Valentin, Paris, France Date: January 17 – March 7, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Valentin, Paris In his Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein describes the structure of our thoughts as they are prior to an illuminating discovery, when they remain on hold, with contradictions left to resolve. The task of any creative pursuit isn’t, according to him, to resolve or clarify these contradictions, but to give a “precise” idea of this disconcerting, confused situation that precedes the contradiction’s resolution. Similarly, the “clear and confused” atmosphere of Jean-Baptiste Bernadet’s paintings outlines a preliminary state, that floating zone where the contradiction hasn’t been treated […]
Artist: Ola Vasiljeva Exhibition title: University Venue: Antoine Levi, Paris, France Date: January 22 – March 14, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Antoine Levi University plays with the idea of experimental pedagogical systems, such as the Antiuniversity of London and The Institute of Phenomenological Studies, which formed critique to the major ideological institutions of the society. Such schools experimented with self-organised education and were founded in response to the intellectual bankruptcy and spiritual emptiness of the approved educational establishment. They proposed courses that departed from the conservative educational programs and idealized the unrestricted development of thought. As the anti-universities reject conscious practices, Vasiljeva makes this idea of “un-learning” […]
Artist: Julien Goniche Exhibition Title: 4D PSYCHO VAPOR Venue: Shanaynay, Paris, France Date: December 11, 2014 – January 22, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of Shanaynay Spyder looking at you, scared as fuck doorgirls opens darkdoors vapor is one of the most exotic & specialized. extrem lightweight. Indoor reflections from red hell in your green fucking fisheyes roads are melting with fire from the tokamak. hotter than the sun.tore supra my father, housefire my mother lava bitches with straw-hats, dancing indoors on the crystal screen. kisses flying in bloody whirpools on the infinite mirrors. L’île drowning in red wine. ugly Chrysalismimetism: submission exile or death. unknownSummit-shell for the Xcityed friends.