For the first period two artists have been invited to present individual works inaugurating a structure for the presentation of a range of artists over the next few months. Accompanying every presentation is a simple publication that seeks to investigate the invited artists practice through the format of an interview and throughout the project a series of evenings will take place in which people will be offered the opportunity to share what they love, the shows that they have seen, books that they have read etc. The project looks to create space and time to find out what a range of people do, spreading knowledge of a diversity of practices occurring today.
The inaugural artists of falkeandcharlotte are Benoît Maire (FR) and Clunie Reid (UK). Both artists present individual works that do not attempt to form a relationship; if they do it is purely by chance.
Clunie Reid will present a version of a work which was recently installed in a solo exhibition at Keith Talent Gallery, London earlier this year. The work at Keith Talent consisted of 35, A0 photocopies that are the products of a dense and layered working process.
Reid's practice questions the very nature of the image, incorporating processes of assemblage and collage as devices to develop lines of enquiry within a range of sources both art and non-art related; here the traditions of painting provide an important departure point. These accumulated references provide strands that instigate a range of constructed propositional meanings and outcomes.
Clunie Reid lives and works in London.
Considering theory as his main medium Benoît Maire developed a practice that testifies to its own problematic relationship to the formalisation of (constructed) theoretical discourse in art. In the video, which is at the centre of his work “Meeting Sébastien Planchard” being shown at falkeandcharlotte, the protagonist is presented as a scientist. The part is performed by an actor who engages in a pre-conceived conversation with the artist, discussing amongst others affectual repetition and the difficulties of the sublime. The construction of this fictional character through the scripted discourse of the interview appeals to a notion Deleuze articulated in “Qu’est-ce que la Philosophie?” the ‘conceptual character’. A notion that is further explored in Maire’s book entitled “What is consciousness?” published as notes and uncompleted essays (by Revolver in the framework of the project Strategic Questions by Gavin Wade). Similar to a novel in its style, this book raises the very issue of the conceptual character, and seeks to give it shape.
Benoît Maire lives and works in Paris, where he is currently in residence at the Pavilion of Palais de Tokyo.
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Opening: Sat 21st of October 17-19 h.
In Edbprojects space: Kesnia Galiaeva
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