at Galerie Escougnou-Cetraro, Paris
Opening November 17, 2016-10-11
Michael Jones McKean, Anouk Kruithof, Gaia Fugazza & Haroon Mirza, Muriel Leray, Laura Porter, Andrés Ramirez, Florian Sumi, Romain Vicari
“Images are like nomads wandering through time, from one medium to another.”Hans Belting
Au-delà de l’image (Part I), a collective exhibition presented at Escougnou-Cetraro Gallery (ex See Studio Gallery) in November 2014, was the beginning of a reflexion on the photographic medium and its possible variations in the art field. The exhibition focused on questioning the topical processes of hybridization between imagery and fine arts, considering the image as a construction material, as a structural component of artistic actions, and questioning its limits and possible manipulations.
Au-delà de l’image (Part II), presented in November 2015, further advanced the reflection on the materiality and specialization of images already initiated in the first edition, with particular emphasis on the moving image. The artists challenged the visibility conditions usually allowing the viewer to see the images, through the cohabitation of various video installations sharing an immersive environment, both liquid and structural, stating the possibility of a simultaneousness between physical space and mental space.
The third edition, Au-delà de l’image (Part III), partially deviates the research path towards the materialisation processes involved in digital images, and more generally in the virtual, the intangible, the immaterial, exploring the close link between digital art and the sculptural and pictorial practices. The exhibition emerges from a certain kind of electricity becoming the plastic material holding the art works in tension within the gallery space. Following the previous editions’ framework, we experience a rematerialization of artistic thought.
October 8 2016 – January 22 2017
Shortlisted artists: Alexis Blake, Jan Hoek, Anouk Kruithof, Jay Tan, Evelyn Taocheng Wang together with and previous winners and public favourites of the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prize
Opening October 13, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00PM
curated by Austin Radcliffe
DAAP GALLERIES: MEYERS GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI during FotoFocus in Cincinnati, USA
October 9 – December 4 2016
Me, Myself, & IRL investigates the tension between material and immaterial, and calls into question the authenticity of an image in the era of Photoshop and the Internet. The tension between material and immaterial space has become a site of investigation in how lived experiences are being defined and cultivated. The ongoing evolution of technology and its seamless integration into daily life has challenged how we define ourselves and relate to a progressively digital world. We continuously reassess identity, skirting the line between presentation and performance—expectations met, shattered, or desired. Reality has become obscure as its representation, temporality, and authenticity take on new dimensions. The artists in this exhibition present altered realities using experimental methods of image-making, which explore the current state of uncertainty both in our interaction with technology and state of existing in a technologically-mediated world.