2016 - 07.09/14.11
For the XEROX exhibition, Société returns to the analogue world of copy art, to confront the two dimensional exhibition space of printed matter with the three dimensional one of the exhibition space. From Steven Pippin’s poetic interactions of copiers and scanners, LAb[au]’s entropic machine, Carsten Nicolai’s sounds of transcoded information flows to Tiago Duarte’s residu roll, Hanne Darboven’s columns and rows, to Dieudonné Cartier’s sculptural interpretation of station for art by fax, … all projects interpret the realm of paper and ink.
The exhibition presents artworks contemplating technical reproduction and multiplication introduced by Xerox, the historic leader in document technology, which was at the base of the iconic ‘copy-paste’ culture. New formats and forms of expression and diffusion emerged, among which the famous ‘Xerox Book’, which aimed to explore a democratic means for exhibition and reproduction and which was carried by the practice of writer-editor-curator. Experienced by protestors and artistic movements under the effigy of Fanzine then the Copy art, photocopying has created an aesthetic of the 'analogue', which has transgressed the medium itself. The aesthetic embraces the imperfections of the copy-process, with its faulty loss of information and granular texture. While the computer was created to reduce entropy, some artists are now seeking to regain that granularity in a digital practice, in contrast to our glossy world of clinical perfection. The exhibition sheds light on the ‘warm’ aesthetic of 'cold media' featuring artists in search of porosity and entropy, resulting of systems and processes shaped by a conceptual and poetic research, at a time when ‘copy-paste’ has gained its own meaning inside our daily digital realm.
With the book exhibitions:
Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art (1966)
by Mel Bochner
with Carl Andre, Jo Baer, John Cage, Tom Clancy, Dan Flavin, Milton Glaser, Dan Graham, Eva Hesse, Alfred Jensen, Donald Judd, Michael Kirby, William Kolakoski, Robert Lepper, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Robert Moskovitz, Robert Smithson, Kenneth Snelson and others.
Xerox Book (1968)
by Seth Siegelaub
with Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner.
January 5-31, 1969 (1969)
by Seth Siegelaub
with Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner.
Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art (2008)
by Michalis Pichler
with AA Bronson, Mel Bochner, Inaki, Marcel Broodthaers, Heath Bunting, Alice Creischer, Brad Downey, Ellen Harvey, Kenneth Goldsmith, Burkhard Holdorff, Deborah Kelly, Akim Nguyen, Douglas Huebler, Sol LeWitt, Edgar Orlaineta, Michalis Pichlers, Peter Piller, Adrian Piper, Johannes Raether, Allen Ruppersberg, Stefan Schuster, Andreas Siekmannn, Evgenia Tsalagrada, Haegue Yang, Adam Zaretsky.
April 21-24, 2016 (2016)
by Bureau des Réalités
with Rosa Aiello, Marianne Berenhaut, Erwan Mahéo, Juan Pablo Plazas, Meggy Rustamova, Benjamin Seror, Zin Taylor.
A Constructed World
William Marie Claes
Alessandro de Francesco
Denicolai & Provoost
gerlach en koop
Michael Van den Abeele
Gil J. Wolman