Pierre Derrien, Alessandro Di Pietro,
Ji-Youn Lee, Sergio Verastegui
Opening: 13 September 2012
14 September – 27 October 2012
Curator: Simone Frangi
|Pierre Derrien, Jonathan Burnside, 2012, mural painting, drywall construction, oil coating, acrylic paint, pigments, variable dimensions|
credits : Ana Tamayo
Using a principle of production that's based on the reworking of recovered items, the project aims at taking into account the flow of material memory and the fast development of its role of testimony. Engrams reconstructs – in a fragmentary and non-anecdotic way – the life of certain places by activating the narrative potential of its “discarded materials”. It questions the authority of physical matter and its biographical overload: the objects manipulated by the artists are impregnated with traces of memory which can't be ignored as they wait to be reanimated.
In setting up a dynamic system of transfer and osmosis between the interior of the gallery and the exterior of the urban environment, Engrams calls up a series of questions centred on the impossibility of a neutral and impassive artistic practice. The exhibition approaches the question of traces in different ways: sedimentation, ephemera, fragments.
In a sense Engrams is meant to be a “recording” strategy, a temporal, non idealized and physical medium to challenge the prevalent logic by discretely filtrating into the city's social environment through the analysis of the items it has chosen to abandon.
[translated by FRANK'S]
Round table, “Engrams. For a talked exhibition”
Informal conversations coordinated by:
Manola Antonioli (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon),
Simone Frangi (Viafarini DOCVA, Milan),
Alessandro Vicari (Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Valenciennes)
Léa Barbier, designer
Flora Katz, curator
Mikaela Assolent, curator
For this occasion the catalog ENGRAMS will be presented.
3.30 pm - 4.30 pm : “Material memory and recycling strategies”
4.30 pm - 5:30 pm: “Contextual art : practical spaces, acts of presence and participation”
|Pierre Derrien, Bob Johnston, 2012, acrylic paint, enamel paint, plastic sheeting, 88 x 155 cm|
(outdoor installation, 23, Rue des Envierges, 75020, Paris)
|Alessandro Di Pietro, Scultura in stasi (I-7, I-8, I-9, I-10, I-11, I-12), 2012, engraving on plexiglass, foam, cardboard, 50 x 82 x 42 cm.|
|Ji-Youn Lee, Cadeau n°32, 2012, cloth scraps|
|Ji-Youn Lee, Cadeau n°104, 2012, (intervention à l’extérieur), cloth scraps. residues|
Courtesy of the artist