Exhibition Essays 2011

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Curatorial Statement for Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times

by Kim Simon
From the exhibition Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Paolo Canevari, Ken Gonzales-Day, Jannicke Laker, John Moore (October 20 – November 19, 2011)
Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times is a proposal within an ongoing curatorial dialogue between myself, as curator of Gallery TPW, and Jean-Paul Kelly, as programmer of Trinity Square Video.

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Another World is Plausible: Ben Rivers’ Slow Action

by Michael Sicinski
From the exhibition Ben Rivers: Slow Action, curated by Andréa Picard (September 8 – October 1, 2011)
How can we begin to consider a possible connection between landscape and utopia? And what role, if any, can cinema play in forging this relationship?…

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The Normal Condition of Any Communication

by cheyanne turions
From the exhibition The Normal Condition of Any Communication by cheyanne turions (June 23 – July 30, 2011)
This exhibition takes its title from the words of contemporary French philosopher Jacques Rancière, who states that “Distance is not an evil to be abolished, but the normal condition of any communication”…

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Paths That Cross Cross Again: A conversation with Eric Gottesman

by Kim Simon & Eric Gottesman
From the exhibition Paths That Cross Cross Again by Eric Gottesman (May 12 – June 11, 2011)
This exhibition focuses primarily on text and images produced in the context of one relationship between American artist and community practitioner Eric Gottesman and then twelve-year-old Tenanesh Kifyalew, who died in 2004.

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Lindsay Seers’ Extramission 6 (Black Maria)

by Michael Newman
From the exhibition Extramission 6 by Lindsay Seers (April 2 – April 30, 2011)
On first encounter, the visitor comes upon what looks like a large black, irregularly-shaped building within the gallery. Upon entering, he or she finds a place to sit, and watches a projected video…

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Eyes Like Suns: Davida Nemeroff’s California

by Mieke Marple
From the exhibition California by Davida Nemeroff (February 5 – March 5, 2011)
It was clear to the ancient Greeks that rays of light traveled in straight lines, due in large part to Euclid’s writings on light. However, rather than travelling from the light source to the eye, as is understood today, the Greeks believed…

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