How Long After Best Before by Dublin-based French artist Liliane Puthod brings together new and existing works in a large-scale installation. Considering the exhibition as a temporal dispositif, the gallery space will be transformed into an atmospheric and fully immersive installation for the audience to experience as if one was stepping into a concept store or an archaeological site; in other words a place yet to be discovered and apprehended.
Researching into and manipulating modes of display as well as language used by merchandising strategies, Liliane uses industrial as well as handmade materials to question the temporality of everyday life’s consumption, systems of production as well as the incessant proliferation of goods and their perceived value. Through exhibited sculptures, images and texts specifically made or chosen for the exhibition time frame, Puthod’s work creates new paradigms for the perception of artefacts working around merchandise as an archaeological resource.
This exhibition investigates different layers of time including its ellipses to try and capture our relationship to atemporality, immediacy and the standardisation of commodities.
To close this exhibition, the public will be invited to take part in a closing event where the electronic music’s rhythms will recall the mechanics of fabrication, the repetition of gestures and yet the production of a specific social time seeking to reveal the relationship between body, time and artefacts. On Friday 26th July, time TBC.
This exhibition is generously supported by The Arts Council.
Liliane Puthod (b.1986, France) works and lives in Dublin. In 2013, she graduated from a Master of Fine Arts from Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD). Recent exhibitions include: BINGO!, group show with Berlin Opticians Gallery, Dublin (2019), Everything Must Go, solo show at Ps Squared, Belfast (2019), Wish Me a Wonder, group show at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (2019), Display Only, solo show at Berlin Opticians Gallery, Dublin (2019) and The ______ Showroom of Lilian Cashman, solo show at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (2018). Liliane is currently undertaking a summer studio residency at Technological University Dublin and is a recipient of the Visual Arts Bursary Awards (2019).