Peinado, “The Big One World”, 2000
How Many Extra Layers Can We Graft Onto Reality Before It Collapses?
March 5 – April 26, 2003
WITH: Virginie Barré, Olivier Blanckart, Stéphane Dafflon, Wim
Daniel Firman, Fischli & Weiss, Sylvie Fleury, Gianni Motti, Bruno
Peinado, Stéphane Satour and Roman Signer
Curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler
Please join the SI and the artists of EXTRA for an
opening reception March 5, 2003 6-8 PM, to be followed by an opening
from 8 PM, on the 4th floor of the SI.
Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art / 495 Broadway, 3rd Floor / 212 925
see more on www.swissinstitute.net
How many extra layers can we graft onto reality before it
In a new realm of gliding over, in and between the surfaces and folds of
reality, art takes on diverse forms to reveal the extreme elasticity of
the real. Art does not attempt to develop new worlds or new platforms
outside reality. Here, with EXTRA, we see how art and artists
to the densification of the real : to pull stretch and layer reality.
art of EXTRA constitutes a movement, an energy, a constant oscillation
which serves to shake up our interpretive system. It is the pump, which
dilates and contracts our reality.
EXTRA, a book exploring the layers of the real, will accompany the
exhibition. Twenty-eight artists are each contributing original 8-12
visual essays in color. Participating artist include, among others,
Breuning, Gelatin, Christian Jankowski, Ugo Rondinone and Jim Shaw with
texts by Olivier Mosset, Bob Nickas, Marc-Olivier Wahler and a
correspondance by physicists David Deutsch and Seth Lloyd. 440 pages, 8
x 6 3/8 in. Published by the Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art
Christoph Merian Verlag.
This exhibition is supported by the swisspeaksFESTIVAL,
www.swisspeaks.org, as well as by Pro Helvetia (Arts Council of
Switzerland) and Presence Switzerland. Thanks also to the support from
Fonds Etant Donnés, SWISS International Airlines and the Cultural
of the French Embassy, Stanley Johnson Stiftung, Transcontainer
Inc., and Cliff Diver.
SWISS INSTITUTE – CONTEMPORARY ART
495 Broadway, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10012
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