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O p e n i n g _ R e c e p t i o n : F e b r u a r y 2 2, 6 : 3 0 P M

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Warning: This exhibition contains static magnetic and small electro-magnetic fields. The exhibition will not be accessible to those wearing implanted ferromagnetic or electronic medical devices sensitive to magnetic fields such as Pacemakers.

Four artists from four countries use Magnets, magnetism and magnetic fields to create profound and fascinating works that reference migrations, attraction, resistance and power.

The quality of ‘a living thing’; of something imbued with agency, is palpable. Without prior knowledge the works could almost be alive, haunted or mechanized. They breathe, take shape and reform; play as if internally motivated; are drawn and pulled in directions by something unseen or held suspended by invisible forces. The tension between agency and suspension is diagnostic.

An important element is the notion that something hidden can exert an unyielding force or cause change: the hidden device, a hidden power or presence, or a hidden method of operation. The ability to control the unseen; the exertion of force or power in ways that are not always discernible is ever-present. The connections with manifestations of power, repulsion and attraction are inescapable and timely.

The works allude to what we understand of directions and poles, and the processes of navigation or exploration. By their very nature, the movement of magnetic particles across a surface contain references to ongoing processes of mass movement, migration and searching.

Finally, the mythical, magical properties of magnetism convey a sort of suspension of disbelief. They are unbelievable. Four works. 350 needles in water, hitting glass is a sound work by Nelo Akamatsu entitled Chijikinkutsu. A repetitive, rolling dance distinguishes moving objects/ no. 502-519 by Pe Lang. The suspended trajectories of plumb bobs from around the world defines 240 points toward infinity by Tatiana Trouvé. And the migrating surface skin of Bearings by Zilvinas Kempinas.

Each physical suspension, uncanny dance, fragmentary, directional sound and poised trajectory allows us to reflect on the possibilities or impossibilities of balance in a world out of balance. These four artists use the power of magnetism to deceive, enchant and illuminate.

ZILVINAS KEMPINAS (Lithuania/New York)

Bearings
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PE LANG (Switzerland/Tokyo)

moving objects / no. 502-519
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TATIANA TROUVE ́ (Italy /France)

240 Points Towards Infinity
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Tatiana Trouvé was born in 1968 in Cosenza, Italy. She lives and works in Paris, France.

She has participated in major international group exhibitions such as the Biennale di Venezia (2003 and 2007), the 29th São Paulo Biennale (2010), the Hayward Gallery in London (2010), and the Pinault Foundation Punta della Dogana, Venice (2011), Biennale de Lyon (2015), Istanbul biennale (2017), Yokohama Triennale, (2017) and the BIENALSUR, 1st Contemporary Biennal of South America (2017). Solo exhibitions include Double Bind at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007), 4 Between 2 and 3 at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2008), A Stay Between Enclosure and Space at the Migros Museum, Zurich (2009), the South London Gallery, London (2010) and Il grande ritratto, an extensive exhibition inspired by the title of Dino Buzzati's science fiction novel and conceived in response to the challenging architecture of the Kunsthaus Graz (2010). The travelling exhibition I tempi doppi was presented at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museion Bolzano-Bozen and Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2014). The Longest Echo at Mamco, Geneva inaugurated her first retrospective exhibition (2014). The Sparkle of Absence was her first solo show in China at Red Brick Museum, Beijing (2016). Public Art Fund commissioned Desire Lines on view at Central Park in New York in 2015. In 2018 she presented the solo exhibitions Le Numerose Irregolarità at the Villa Medicis in Rome, The Great Atlas of Disorientation at The Petach Tikva Museum of Art at Tel-Aviv and she presented a large scale installation of drawings from the Pinault Collection at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes.

In 2019 she will inaugurate three solo shows at the Broad Art Museum in the Michigan. In 2001 she won the Paul Ricard Prize, the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2007 and the ACACIA Prize in 2014.
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NELO AKAMATSU (Japan)

Chijikinkutsu
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