31 May 2009 Eric Bell and Kristoffer Frick; Daniel Gustav Cramer and Haris Epaminonda; huber.huber; Leslie Hewitt and Matt Keegan, Maisterravalbuena, Nashashibi/Skaer, The garden of forking paths
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...
See a slideshow of huber.huber's works in the exhibition here.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-14;15.30-19.30; Sat 10-18pm
[All photos: Latitudes]
15 Mar 2009 In May 2009 Latitudes is curating two exhibitions: 'Provenances' (14 May–14 September) at Umberto di Marino in Naples and 'The Garden of Forking Paths' (28 May–18 July) at Maisterravalbuena in Madrid. Bell, Beltrán, Cramer, Epaminonda, Frick, Fujiwara, Hewitt, huber.huber, Keegan, Maisterravalbuena, Mitjà, Nashashibi/Skaer, Umberto di Marino
'The Garden of Forking Paths' will present the work of five artist-duos: Eric Bell & Kristoffer Frick (1985 St. Catharines, Canada. 1985 Nuertingen, Germany. Both live in Frankfurt, Germany); Haris Epaminonda & Daniel Gustav Cramer (1980 Nicosia, Cyprus; 1975 Düsseldorf, Germany. Both live in Berlin, Germany); huber.huber (1975 Münsterlingen, Switzerland. Both live in Zurich, Switzerland); Leslie Hewitt & Matt Keegan (1977 Saint Albans, New York, USA; 1976 Manhasset, New York, USA. Both live in New York, USA) and Nashashibi/Skaer (1973 Croydon, UK; 1975 Cambridge, UK. Both live in London, UK). 'The Garden of Forking Paths' considers duality, simultaneity and proliferation in a context where the exhibition will be hosted and curated by duos (Maisterravalbuena [Pedro Maisterra & Belén Valbuena] and Latitudes [Max Andrews & Mariana Cánepa Luna], respectively).MAISTERRAVALBUENA
Doctor Fourquet 1
28012 Madrid, SPAIN
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11-14;16-20.30; Sat 11-14pm
Simon Fujiwara's Museum of Incest.'Provenances' will consist of three interlinked solo presentations with works by Erick Beltrán (1974 Mexico City, Mexico. Lives in Barcelona, Spain), Jordi Mitjà (1970 Figueres, Spain. Lives in Lladó, Spain) and Simon Fujiwara (1982, London, UK. Lives in Berlin, Germany/London, UK), and act as a reflection on the present and the past, the heritage industry and the museum-ification of culture.
UMBERTO DI MARINO
Via Alabardieri 1, Piazza dei Martiri
80121 Napoli, ITALY
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10.30-13.30;16-20h; Monday: 4-8pm www.galleriaumbertodimarino.com