ANARCHEOLOGIES: Hypotheses of a Lost Fragment ~ exhibition curated by Alena Alexandrova ( core tutor DAI) with the participation of among others, Yoeri Guepin (DAI,2013), Sarah Jones (DAI, 2014), Padraig Robinson (DAI, 2013) hosted by Ygrec.
Image: Suska Mackert, Eine Ordnung des Glanzes, 2014
The Andy Warhol Collection /EOdG.W.AWC_Repro — Photographie © Gert Jan van Rooij
Ygrec, École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris Cergy 20, rue Louise Weiss 75013 Paris
9 January -31 January, 2015
Opening 9 January 6-9pm
Artists: Dirk Bruinsma, Yoeri Guepin, Gabriel Jones, Sarah Jones, Alexandra Navratil, Suska Mackert, Padraig Robinson
Curated by: Alena Alexandrova
Objects often have a fragmentary nature, in many cases they are torn from their past and their context, are transformed into figures, assigning them with identities and promise of knowledge by the devises that hold them. Archives, collections, catalogues, maps, and in a larger sense technical gestures, including the scientific vocabulary of archaeology, capture a variety of artifacts, images and territories. Their infrastructures are invisible and carefully negotiated fictions, both producing, and the result of, highly mediated procedures of interpretation and ultimately, the invention of the meaning of objects. The constellation of artworks included in Anarcheologies pose a question: what happens if the object-fragment itself is lost? Deprived from their usual functionality, a map, an archive, a score, a catalogue, a portrait, a film, or a travel through the desert, become an anarchic gesture. Each work proposes a hypothesis of a lost fragment that it simultaneously constructs. The infrastructure of the apparatus itself becomes a fragment characterized by opacity, open to multiple lines of interpretability.