49 Nord 6 Est – FRAC Lorraine / Centre d’art contemporain la Synagogue de Delme announces Marie Cool Fabio Balducci La mia mano come organo

. November 20, 2012

49 Nord 6 Est – FRAC Lorraine / Centre d’art contemporain la Synagogue de Delme presents Marie Cool Fabio Balducci La mia mano come organo open 1 December 2012–17 February 2013.

A duo for two soli. Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci have accepted a joint invitation from 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine and the Contemporary Art Centre – la synagogue de Delme. They will present complementary experiments that thwart the laws of physics.

The two exhibitions in Metz and Delme (drawings, installations, videos and actions) combine to form an echo chamber with an essential, existential approach, where continually repeated moments touch upon the ineffable.

The pieces created by Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci have a layout and spatial presence that give their appearance the semblance of “unstable sculptures with body.” The peculiarity of their propositions and barely installed installations have a genuinely powerful strangeness.

These artists are ultimately aiming to give rise to thought rather than to a result. They attempt to break up the conflict of the material and the metaphysical. Following no track or trail, Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci are offering nothing less a renewal of the art experience. Using humble materials, simple gestures, a subtle temporality, they are reviving a universal language that everyone can understand.

They display a sensitive, critical rigour that enables them to engage in a questioning of certain behaviours, postures and normative values—particularly temporality—that no longer seems able to exist in the ordinary context of institutional spaces.

All of their internal dialogues, visions, incisions and apostrophes speak of a passionate desire to dig into representation in order to help make it more open. All of their work predisposes one to that impetus which makes art the most effective means of bringing the invisible, inaudible world into existence.

In Marie Cool’s gestures, the hand becomes a life in itself, a multifaceted face, liable to caress or shatter. It is the site of an approaching rage, an evolving revolt, a human resistance to the dilution of a consumed, consumable world, governed by objects and all-powerful machines.

The insurrection that the gestures contain becomes its own politics of life, a constant injunction to stay awake, alive, to be there but always in a precarious balance, at the edge of a secret.

Marie Cool was born in Valenciennes in 1961 and Fabio Balducci was born in Ostra (Ancona, Italy) in 1964. They live and work between Paris and Pergola (Marche, Italy). The artists are represented by Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris.

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz
www.fraclorraine.org
Come tavolo, come lago,
come vivo spazio
27 October 2012–17 February 2013
Contemporary Art Centre –
la synagogue de Delme
www.cac-synagoguedelme.org

Category: Fine Art

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