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dust to dust : of myths and men
17.10. – 30.12.2018
TheCube Project Space & VT Artsalon, Taipei
In collaboration with Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain
Curator: Kevin Muhlen (Director of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain)
Dust as a beginning and an end. Dust as primal matter and last remains. Dust as the past, the present and the future. Dust as a dead layer of the passing of time.
Dust as lively particles suspended in the air. Dust as nothing, Dust as everything.
In this exhibition three artists, the duo Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron, as well as Marco Godinho, explore our contemporary world and society through physical and mental recordings of the realms they encounter. Here the socio-political cohabitates with ancient mythology and philosophy, the factual reality meets the abstract and immaterial conceptions that have been populating human minds for centuries. Of course, the stories created by this process become new myths, fictions of our reality and poems to the everyday.
Shifts of notions, but also loss and gain of meaning and comprehension through cultural or contextual displacements, disappearances – even destruction – are at the core of the exhibitions statement. Hence the artists are deliberately blurring the lines by progressively erasing parts of their narrative and fragmenting the structure to leave the viewers questioning the whole and filling in the gaps mentally.
The exhibition itself spreads over two exhibition spaces – TheCube Project Space and VT Artsalon – making it impossible for the public to grasp it’s entirety without engaging in a physical movement through the city of Taipei. This migration of the public is an echo to the shifts provoked and questioned by the artists through the works in the exhibition itself.
It is in these trails of dust – gathered or spread – that the artists develop their concepts and write their stories of myths and men.
About my works in the exhibition dust to dust: of myths and men, Taipei 2018
For the exhibition dust to dust: of myths and men, I propose a constellation of works, based on autonomous pieces, that together evoke a commun spirit, that of questioning our life rituals, both physical and mental. Starting from my own intimate experiences with places or situations, each proposal opens to a form of universal thinking, through a process where disappearance, memory and geopraphy connect personal time to the common history and where poetry plays a decisive role in trying to understand better our failed social policies and structures in which we live.