October 19, 2006 - KADIST - Wilfredo Prieto
October 19, 2006

Wilfredo Prieto

Wilfredo Prieto</b>, Apolitico, 2001<br>
 Presented and produced by Kadist Art Foundation<br>
 Collection Daros-Latinamerica (Zurich)

Inaugural exhibition 
Wilfredo Prieto
Solo exhibition

27 October-3 December

Opening 26 October: 6pm-9pm

Kadist Art Foundation
19bis-21 rue des Trois Frères
75018 Paris
33 (0) 1 42 51 83 49


Wilfredo Prieto

Kadist Art Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition with a solo show of Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto, on October 26th. Following his six month residency, Wilfredo Prieto presents for the first time in France his installation «Apolitico» and a body of works at the Foundation.
Apolitico will be part of the program of contemporary art works presented by the Louvre and FIAC installed in the Tuileries Gardens, from October 24th to 30th. This work is composed of 60 national flags on flagpoles for which Wilfredo Prieto kept the exact design but replaced their appropriate colours with a greyscale. With this simple gesture, the artist questions the difference of identities and revokes the principle of belonging and recognition by national symbols.

This piece reveals Wilfredo Prietos approach and critical position. His work often results from discreet modification of mundane objects such as plants, plastics cup or fans. These subtle interventions are so minimal that they sometimes reach a mimetic image within which the artistic gesture is almost imperceptible, albeit it generates a reflection or an inherent contradiction contained in the everyday image of the object.

The most important to me is the link and the rapprochement between art and reality. The artist is more of a discoverer, an archaeologist who reaffirms or underscores symbolic nuances that are given in actual reality. (Wilfredo Prieto, La Habana, February 2006)

Beside of « Apolitico », Kadist Art Foundation presents two new works made during the artist residency. Other works and films of the realisation of previous installations and performances will be assembled in a documentation space.
Wilfredo Prieto, born in 1978 (Cuba), will be in residency next year at Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (NY). Courtesy NoguerasBlanchard (Barcelona) and Martin Van Zomeren (Amsterdam).

The Show Will Be Open When The Show Will Be Closed ( exhibition aside)
Curated by Adam Carr
7 – 29 October 2006
Kadist Art Foundation and various locations, Paris.

The Show Will Be Closed When The Show Will Be Closed is an exhibition of separate yet interconnected parts, which applies the concept of deterritorialisation to that of exhibition making. A number of international artists have been invited to conceive a work that will subsequently be placed on the shutters and doors of several Paris based galleries. Consequently, the show will only be revealed and become visible in the evenings, nights and early mornings when each gallery is normally closed. Thus, the common setup of 11am6pm will be transposed to 6pm11am. Serving as a central component for the exhibition, the installation at Kadist Art Foundation will comprise a map of the exhibition outlining the location of each participating gallery and artists work. As an object available to take away, the map will enable visitors to seek out and discover each artist’s piece. The various routes available aspire to encourage a collective or individual form of exploration, allowing new ways of seeing and mapping the city driven by a new incentive.
Participating artists: Martí Anson, Marcelline Delbecq, Ryan Gander, Dora Garcia, Tue Greenfort, Jens Haaning, Flávia Müller Medeiros, Jonathan Monk, Rivane Neuenschwander, Roman Ondák, Kirsten Pieroth, SUPERFLEX, Ron Terada, Mungo Thomson, Aaron Young.
Adam Carr, born in 1981 (Chester UK), is an independent Curator and writer based in London.

Kadist Art Foundation is a non profit organisation initiated in 2001, dedicated to promoting the arts by the constitution of a contemporary art collection and the organisation of exhibitions and residencies in its space in Paris.

For further information on Kadist Art Foundation projects, please visit our website at www.kadist.org

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