Exhibition

His Twine

3 Jun 2015 – 4 Jun 2015

Event times

12-7pm

Cost of entry

Free

Camden Image Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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This exhibition explores the re-examination of Marcel Duchamp’s and André Breton’s exhibition, First Papers of Surrealism (1942) in New York City. The ephemerality of the work will be displayed within the temporalities of the re-enactment/ re-creation of the installation. It is about bringing to light the complexity that surrounds the arbitration between art history and the contemporary.

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The recreation of Miles of String serves as a brief and straightforward re-enactment. It stands as a revision of the Surrealist methodologies implied by Marcel Duchamp curatorial context; which emerged by Duchamp’s string based earlier work, in relation to spatial drawing and relativity.

The contemporary viewer will be given the opportunity to experience the paradoxical concept of Duchamp’s installation in a reconstructed environment. The string is abstracted of its function, and is carefully disrupting the architectural space. It breaks the boundaries of traditional exhibition design by embodying the diversity and complexity of the surrealist ideals in relation to the object's’ materiality.

The space will be reinvented through the miles of string, spun around the site, fabricating an immense web that will obstruct the viewing of the works that hang on the wall. 

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Curators

Anastasia Papaonisiforou

Exhibiting artists

Athina Gkouma

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