Entidades OrganizadorasGaleria Francisco Fino
Galeria Francisco Fino presents Demain, Stabilisation, the new solo show by Adrien Missika, opening the 10th of November at 10pm. Adrien Missika's Demain, Stabilisation presents a body of work that draws on the artist's continuous reflections on ecology, metabolism and our relationship with the environment. The exhibition includes a series of sculptural works that operate as narrative structures, combining diverse artistic strategies that explore humour within conceptual art perimeters, the subtletyof existential poetics through diagrammatic sculptures of light and a performative revision of archival practices as an open form. The installation Better Safe Than Sorry takes the form of an open archive, including a series of custom-made soil bags shaped in concrete canvas, a patented material used for ditch lining and the construction of slopes or bunkers. Suggesting the form of a contaminated archive susceptible to mutation, each bag holds a rich quantity of soil, with one containing a variety of open pollinated seeds that can be collected by the visitor, inciting the cultivation and propagation of non-patented seeds. The Relative Naive is a mechanic device for climate stabilization that works through condensation and mist dispersal. Water is contained in a bottle attached to an apparatus for humidity extraction, representing a closed circuit. This witty prototype geo-engineering scale model, while underlining the absurdity of climatized spaces, represents the artificial conditions of conservation archives. It leaves the space with 50% humidity, providing an atmospheric relief in the gallery given the arrival of the rainy season. Plus ou Moins (Psychometric Portrait) includes 12 wall sculptures of modified hygrometers inscribed with different personal emotions: from delusion, anxiety and belief to serenity and empathy. Switching psychrometrics – the measurement of humidity – with psychometrics – the categorization of mental capacities and processes – we are taken through a survey of one's mood swings and fragilities, and their fluctuations with the changing weather. These words can be read in the calligraphic inscriptions traced on the frontal parts of the hygrometers, leaving a subtle imprint of a human hand in this piece of industrial technology, where the measurements’ results depend, as if by magic, on the reaction of a hidden human hair. Colony Collapse Disorder comprises a series of neon sculptures with wiggly drawings that represent the choreographic movements bees enact while communicating the locations of their food supplies. However, in this series of irradiating light drawings, the diagrams are erratic and loose, representing shaky wavelengths and biased maps, suggesting that the species' social architecture might be falling apart. Adrien Missika (Paris, 1981) lives and works in Berlin. Co-founder of the art space 1m3 in Lausanne in 2006, he graduated from ECAL (École cantonale d’art de Lausanne) in 2007. He has had numerous personal exhibitions including: 21er Haus in Vienna, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; Centre d’art contemporain Genève, Switzerland and Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His work has also been shown in many group exhibitions, among which at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Metro Pictures, New York; Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Montecarlo; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Fotomuseum Winterthur and Centre Pompidou Metz. In 2009 he was awarded the Swiss Art Award, in 2011 the Prize of the Fondation Ricard and the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize.
DóndeGaleria Francisco Fino / Lisboa, Portugal
Inauguración10 nov de 2017 / 22:00
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