Running until September 2, 2012:
GROUP SHOW MUTATIS MUTANDIS
curated by CATHERINE DAVID
with: Babak Afrassiabi, Edgar Arceneaux, Hany Armanious, Louidgi Beltrame, Andrea Branzi,
Elisabetta Benassi, Luke Fowler, Suzanne Treister
June 29—September 2, 2012
Please find the press release enclosed, for press images click here: http://www.secession.at/presse/index_e.html
In 2012 the French curator Catherine David is invited to develop an exhibition project for all exhibition spaces at the Secession.
Mutatis Mutandis assembles a number of works exploring the complexity of contemporary events, materiality, history and memories and proposing possible re-presentations. Discontinuous narratives, as well as formal and mental strategies re-editing information and images, are questioning the functioning of visible and invisible structures and networks. They also challenge – through the sometimes paradoxical use of modern and traditional medium – the complexities of contemporary subjectivities.
Babak Afrassiabi, born 1969 in Iran, lives and works in Rotterdam (NL).
Edgar Arceneaux, born 1972 in Los Angeles (USA), where he lives and works.
Hany Armanious, born 1962 in Ismalia (EG), he lives and works in Sydney (AUS).
Louidgi Beltrame, born 1971 in Marseilles (FR), lives and works in Paris (FR).
Elisabetta Benassi, born 1966 in Rome (IT), where she lives and works.
Andrea Branzi, born 1938 in Florence (IT), lives and works in Milan (IT).
Luke Fowler, born 1978 in Glasgow (UK), where he lives and works.
Suzanne Treister, born 1958 in London (UK), where she lives and works.
Catherine David, arts director of Documenta X in Kassel from 1994 to 1997 and from 2002 to 2004 director of Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. After studying linguistics and art history, she worked as a curator at the Centre Pompidou (1981–1990), before moving to the Jeu de Paume (1990–94), both in Paris. Since 1998 she has been head of the Représentations Arabes Contemporaines project, which takes the form of exhibitions, seminars and publications in various European cities. In 2005–06 Catherine David was guest researcher at the prestigious Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, where she continued her work on the Arab world. In 2007 she organised the interdisciplinary event "Di/Visions: Culture and Politics of the Middle East" at the House of World Cultures in Berlin and Bahman Jalali retrospective at Tapiès Fondation in Barcelona. In 2009 David was curator of ADACH (Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage) pavilion at the Venice Biennal. Her last publication is Hassan Sharif. Works 1973-2011 (Hatje Cantz).
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