'The Garden of Forking Paths', Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, 28 May–18 July 2009. Opening: Thursday 28 May, 20h
Artists: Eric Bell & Kristoffer Frick, The Infinite
Library (Daniel Gustav Cramer & Haris Epaminonda), Leslie Hewitt
& Matt Keegan, huber.huber and Nashashibi/Skaer
The Garden of Forking Paths brings together the work of five artist-duos to consider duality, simultaneity, saturation and proliferation.
The exhibition pursues, on the one hand, the implications of two
individuals working together as a single author-function and, on the
other, operates alongside artwork concerned with the reproducibility of images. In part a hermeneutical maze – itself curated and hosted by duos (Latitudes and MAISTERRAVALBUENA, respectively) The Garden of Forking Paths highlights a condition where decisions and imagery are at least twice mediated.
Comprising works using editorial, photographic, sculptural, procedural, collage and appropriation techniques, The Garden of Forking Paths is concerned with such conditions in the context of the synthesis, modulation and reuse of images over time.
Eric Bell & Kristoffer Frick present two works
('Untitled' (2007) and 'The pleasure of moving from place to place'
(2008) which affirm the fundamentally illusory nature of photography.
‘The Infinite Library’ (2007–ongoing), two books from which are presented here, is an expanding, seemingly arbitrary archive by Daniel Gustav Cramer & Haris Epaminonda inspired in part by the writings of Borges.
huber.huber’s monochromatic series ‘dark grounds’
(2007-8) juxtaposes photojournalism and wildlife studies replicating the
dislocation so crucial to Surrealism and offers a portentous and
Leslie Hewitt & Matt Keegan’s 'CMYK Floral'
(2007) consists of the presentation of weekly monochromatic flower
arrangements, corresponding in sequence with the inks used in four
Nashashibi/Skaer present eighteen photographs from
the installation 'Pygmalion Workshop' (2008) inspired by the myth of
Pygmalion in which he sculpts an ivory figure which is brought to life
by Aphrodite to become his lover.
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MAISTERRAVALBUENA, Doctor Fourquet 1, 28012 Madrid, ESPAÑA. Mapa aquí.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm; 3.30-7.30pm; Sat 10am-6pm or by appointment
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