Cut, Paste, Repair: A Hundred Years of Collage
 

Cut, Paste, Repair at Sicardi Gallery, curated by Gabriela Rangel aims to commemorate the centennial anniversary of collage, a venerable marker of contemporary art with groundbreaking works by Kader Attia (Algeria- France), Lorenzo Bueno (Argentina-U.S), Lenora de Barros (Brazil), Ramiro Cháves (Argentina-Mexico), Arturo Herrera (Venezuela-U.S), and Cristóbal Lehyt (Chile-U.S). All of these artist-bricoleurs propose singular forms of collaging that remain legible, tangible, and still cannot be grasped unless we admit with Serge Gruzinski that: “In theory reparation stops where substitution and replacement begin (…) To repair is therefore also to connect - times, people, things ... - and that's why any global history of humanity must pay a profound attention to this gesture seemingly simple and commonplace which often consists in inventing a way to insert one world into another, not in a gratuitous manner, but to yield meaning and social manners."

About the Artist

Kader Attia, born in Algeria in 1970, lives and works between Paris and Berlin. He departs from the post-colonial perspective of living between distant cultures as a point of tension to produce a critical practice that reflects on aesthetics and ethics of diversity. Typically, Attia examines historical misunderstandings, exploring what he calls “re-appropriation” and more recently the notion of “repair,” which he elaborated through the French anarchist thinker Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, who declared “Property is theft!” during the mid-1800s. Attia’s work is also influenced by the Anthropophagic Manifesto, written by Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade that formulates that Brazil could overcome the burden of its European cultural legacy only by “cannibalizing” it. Attia’s recent solo shows include Contre Nature at the Beirut Art Center (2014), Continuum of Repair: The Light of Jacob’s Ladder at Whitechapel Gallery in London (2013), Repair. 5 Acts at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (2013), Construire, Déconstruire, Reconstruire: Le Corps Utopique at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2012). He also participated in the Biennale of Dakar (2014), DOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel (2012), Performing Histories (1) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2012), and in Contested Terrains at the Tate Modern in London (2011). He is represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York.
Reach an interview of the artist on frenchculture.org

The Curator

Gabriela Rangel is a Venezuelan writer and curator based in New York. Since 2004, she is the Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator at Americas Society, New York. She holds a B.A. in film studies from the International Film School at San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba; an M.A. in media and communications studies from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas; and an M.A. in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York. She has curated and co-curated a number of modern and contemporary Latin American art exhibitions, including Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Friendship (Americas Society, 2013); Gego: Origin and Encounter-Mastering the Space (Americas Society, 2012); Antonio Manuel: I Want to Act, Not Represent! (Americas Society, 2011); Arturo Herrera: Les Noces (The Wedding) (Americas Society, 2011); and Gordon Matta-Clark: Undoing Spaces (Museo de Bellas Artes de Chile/ Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo/Paço Imperial de Rio de Janeiro/MALI, 2009–10).Kader Attia, Modern Architecture Genealogy #3, 2014. Collage

For more information please visit the Sicardi Gallery 

Sicardi Gallery Address 1506 W. Alabama St. Houston, Texas 77006 USA

Cut, Paste, Repair featuring the work of Kader Attia

When
September 6 - October 25, 2014
Where
Sicardi Gallery
Address 1506 W. Alabama St.
Houston, Texas 77006 USA

Cut, Paste, Repair: A Hundred Years of Collage
 

Cut, Paste, Repair at Sicardi Gallery, curated by Gabriela Rangel aims to commemorate the centennial anniversary of collage, a venerable marker of contemporary art with groundbreaking works by Kader Attia (Algeria- France), Lorenzo Bueno (Argentina-U.S), Lenora de Barros (Brazil), Ramiro Cháves (Argentina-Mexico), Arturo Herrera (Venezuela-U.S), and Cristóbal Lehyt (Chile-U.S). All of these artist-bricoleurs propose singular forms of collaging that remain legible, tangible, and still cannot be grasped unless we admit with Serge Gruzinski that: “In theory reparation stops where substitution and replacement begin (…) To repair is therefore also to connect - times, people, things ... - and that's why any global history of humanity must pay a profound attention to this gesture seemingly simple and commonplace which often consists in inventing a way to insert one world into another, not in a gratuitous manner, but to yield meaning and social manners."

About the Artist

Kader Attia, born in Algeria in 1970, lives and works between Paris and Berlin. He departs from the post-colonial perspective of living between distant cultures as a point of tension to produce a critical practice that reflects on aesthetics and ethics of diversity. Typically, Attia examines historical misunderstandings, exploring what he calls “re-appropriation” and more recently the notion of “repair,” which he elaborated through the French anarchist thinker Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, who declared “Property is theft!” during the mid-1800s. Attia’s work is also influenced by the Anthropophagic Manifesto, written by Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade that formulates that Brazil could overcome the burden of its European cultural legacy only by “cannibalizing” it. Attia’s recent solo shows include Contre Nature at the Beirut Art Center (2014), Continuum of Repair: The Light of Jacob’s Ladder at Whitechapel Gallery in London (2013), Repair. 5 Acts at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (2013), Construire, Déconstruire, Reconstruire: Le Corps Utopique at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2012). He also participated in the Biennale of Dakar (2014), DOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel (2012), Performing Histories (1) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2012), and in Contested Terrains at the Tate Modern in London (2011). He is represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York.
Reach an interview of the artist on frenchculture.org

The Curator

Gabriela Rangel is a Venezuelan writer and curator based in New York. Since 2004, she is the Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator at Americas Society, New York. She holds a B.A. in film studies from the International Film School at San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba; an M.A. in media and communications studies from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas; and an M.A. in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York. She has curated and co-curated a number of modern and contemporary Latin American art exhibitions, including Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Friendship (Americas Society, 2013); Gego: Origin and Encounter-Mastering the Space (Americas Society, 2012); Antonio Manuel: I Want to Act, Not Represent! (Americas Society, 2011); Arturo Herrera: Les Noces (The Wedding) (Americas Society, 2011); and Gordon Matta-Clark: Undoing Spaces (Museo de Bellas Artes de Chile/ Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo/Paço Imperial de Rio de Janeiro/MALI, 2009–10).Kader Attia, Modern Architecture Genealogy #3, 2014. Collage

For more information please visit the Sicardi Gallery 

 

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