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'El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan' prorrogada hasta 31 Julio | 'The Garden of Forking Paths' exhibition extended until 31 July

 Installation view of 'CMYK Floral' (2007) by Leslie Hewitt y Matt Keegan. Courtesy of the artists.

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The exhibition 'The Garden of Forking Paths' at Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, has been extended until the Friday 31 July.

'The Garden of Forking Paths' brings together the work of five artist-duos to consider duality, simultaneity, saturation and proliferation. 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 replicate the dislocation so crucial to Surrealism while offering a portentous and uncertain wilderness. 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 colour printing. 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.

Download the press release from here. To see images of the exhibition click here.

'Dark grounds' (2007–8) de huber.huber. Photo: Latitudes
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La exposición 'El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan' en Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, se ha prorrogado hasta el viernes 31 Julio. 'El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan' reúne la obra de cinco parejas de artistas y reflexiona sobre la dualidad, la simultaneidad, la saturación y la proliferación.

Eric Bell & Kristoffer Frick presentan dos obras ['Untitled' (2007) y 'The pleasure of moving from place to place' (2008)] que afirman la fundamentalmente ilusoria naturaleza de la fotografía. 'The Infinite Library' (2007–en curso), cuyos dos libros que se presentan aquí, es un archivo aparentemente arbitrario en expansión de Daniel Gustav Cramer y Haris Epaminonda, inspirado en parte por los escritos de Borges. La selección monocromática 'dark grounds' (2007–8) de huber.huber yuxtapone imágenes de periodismo fotográfico y estudios de la vida silvestre replicando la técnica de dislocación tan crucial para el Surrealismo. 'CMYK Floral' (2007) de Leslie Hewitt y Matt Keegan consiste en la presentación semanal de un arreglo floral monocromático, correspondiendo con la secuencia de colores utilizados en la impresión a cuatro colores – cian, magenta, amarillo y negro. Nashashibi / Skaer presentan dieciocho fotografías de la instalación 'Pygmalion Workshop' (2008) inspiradas en el mito de Pigmalión, quien se enamoró de la figura de marfil que él mismo esculpió y a la que consecuentemente Afrodita dio la vida convirtiéndose en su amante.

Descargar nota de prensa aquí
Imágenes exposición aquí.


Doctor Fourquet 1
28012 Madrid, SPAIN
Opening: Mon-Fri 10-14;15.30-19.30; Sat 10-18pm
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Group exhibition 'The Garden of Forking Paths', MAISTERRAVALBUENA, Madrid, until 18 July

We have uploaded installation images [PHOTO GALLERY] of the group exhibition The Garden of Forking Paths, which opened last Thursday at MAISTERRAVALBUENA in Madrid and presents the work of Eric Bell & Kristoffer Frick; The Infinite Library (Daniel Gustav Cramer & Haris Epaminonda); huber.huber; Leslie Hewitt & Matt Keegan and Nashashibi/Skaer.

The exhibition considers
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.

The duos of the exhibition are each composed of different personal and professional dynamics – the artists are variously exclusive collaborators, related by birth, occasional accomplices, couples in life, and so on. Distinct from both generalised collaborative practice and the notion of the singular artistic genius, the duos’ model of creative production implies a constant state of questioning and a mistrust of consistency that is nevertheless a formalised partnership. 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. + info...

Press release in Spanish and English the documentation archive.

See a slideshow of huber.huber's works in the exhibition here.

MAISTERRAVALBUENA
Doctor Fourquet 1
28012 Madrid  
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-14;15.30-19.30; Sat 10-18pm 

[All photos: Latitudes]
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