12.05. — 10.06.2018
“When I travel through my room, I rarely follow a straight line: I go from the table towards a picture hanging in a corner; from there, I set out obliquely towards the door; but even though, when I begin, it really is my intention to go there, if I happen to meet my armchair en route, I don’t think twice about it, and settle down in it without further ado.” ¹
The exhibition Autour de ma chambre evokes conversation about in - teriority and exteriority, playing around with spatial and architectural notions. Comprehending space not only through its architectural definitions and limits, the exhibition aims at understanding it as a lieu of representation.
Whereas the work of Women’s History Museum aims to deconstruct the surroundings while translating them into something abstract through the process of patching and sourcing found objects and textiles, the sculptural practice of Christiane Blattmann evokes the gesture of claiming a physical space. She plays around with the formal language of sculptural objects and questions textile as a material and immaterial concept. Femke Dekkers marks out sections of space through the use of camera: within these markings, she tentatively creates compositions that produce frontal and balanced images. Through these diverse approaches, each artists in their turn deconstructs the formal qualities and functions of spaces, thus contributing to the obliteration and reassembling of physical world.
¹ Xavier de Maistre: Autour de ma chambre 1794