The sculpture resembles what it should be, although by its own nature of stone it could be the opposite of the visible, and it could be a proof of the invisible in the representations of the mind.
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A ray of sun interrupts the blackness and ignites in throbbing flakes; some drops of rain and the granite is polished by tears; with the touch of a caress the form awakens, gently oscillating, like a living thing.
Armen Agop’s sculptures repose in a secretly precarious stillness. These seemingly anchored forms consent to movement when pressed to it by our hands. Later, they inexorably return to their original position. As a result of their curved shapes, these black granite metronomes gradually slow and stop in a subtle dialogue between light and shade.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more – more unseen forms become manifest to him. -Rumi, Sufi mystic
The formation of identity is a long process that involves every person in the early years of his existence, in fact it begins in the early stages of a child’s development and consolidates in adulthood. In some ways, we might say that one of the main themes of our lives is just this search for identity, an understanding and acceptance of our being.
The promises of the 9th Bienal do Mercosul l Porto Alegre are to identify, propose and repurpose changing belief systems and appraisals of experimentation and innovation. It intends to raise ontological and technological questions through artistic practice, object making and nodes of experience. This edition of the biennial can be considered an environment in which […]
In 2013 Ismaïl Bahri is in creative residence with the Fabrique Phantom. During this period of research, he maintains a written dialogue with Olivier Marboeuf, on subjects concerning his work and thematic interests.
In the context of the solo exhibition Jean-Luc Moulène – Works, a conversation between Ziad Antar and Lamia Joreige is taking place in the auditorium. The starting point of the discussion isSoleil noir, a videowork produced by Jean-Luc Moulène and edited by Ziad Antar. The conversation then evolves to screening some of his videos and […]
Continuation of an exchange between Ismaïl Bahri and Olivier Marboeuf, begun as part of the artist’s residency with La Fabrique Phantom, and the presentation of the video Orientations at the FID Marseille 2013.