ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Uqbar is an occasional collaboration between artists Mariana Castillo Deball & Irene Kopelman
initiated in 2006. Its practice has led to sculptural installations,
seminars and publications, and frequently involves the cooperation of
individuals outside the artistic field, including scientists and
projects are often sparked by an oblique investigation into a
particular repository of knowledge, and following Jorge Luis Borges
(whose fictional place Uqbar lends its name to the foundation) they
approach a world through an abundance of possible of meanings and
possible histories. Fuga di Un Piano (2009) for Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italy, for example, took the International Center for the study of Futurism
as its point of departure, by presenting in part a future archive of
some imagined sculptural creations of a speculative creative automaton.
Uqbar projects include Principle of Hope, Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italy; Zeno Reminder, Cabinet Magazine Space / Performa 09, New York (2009); Principle of Hope, Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italia (2008); Transacciones Filosóficas, Museo Astronómico de Córdoba, Argentina (2007); Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge, 10th International Istanbul Biennial (2007); A for Alibi, Utrecht University Museum, Utrecht & De Appel, Amsterdam (2006–8).
Forthcoming 'Amikejo' exhibition: Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch (24 September 2011–15 January 2012)
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