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Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong
2013.11.20 Wed - 2013.12.21 Sat
Opening Exhibition
11/20/2013 00:00
50 Connaught Road Central,
17th Floor,, Hong Kong
+852 3758 2180
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm

周二至周六, 上午11时至下午7时
Alice Lung 龙玉

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Daniel Arsham – “#FUTUREARCHIVE ”
[Press Release]

Press Release

Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong Daniel Arsham – “#FUTUREARCHIVE ” 20 November – 21 December 2013 Galerie Perrotin is proud to present #FUTUREARCHIVE by celebrated New York artist Daniel Arsham. This solo show in Hong Kong will be Arsham’s eighth exhibition with the gallery, and his first presentation in China.

Arsham’s work plays with the notion of architecture. Through interactions with the wall surface, his sculptures and installations reconstruct architectural structures into forms they are not supposed to be. They wrinkle and ripple, and appear to be blown like a curtain, subverting our perceptions of how man made constructions are made and used. The exhibition will feature a large in situ work that is built into the surface of the exhibition space, creating the illusion of gallery walls as a sheet blowing over a human figure. In addition, the spectator will face two other figures composed of small fragments of shattered glass. Broken glass carries the connotation of destruction and ruins, it is here reborn with purpose through Arsham’s reassembling process and as a result a reformation of architectural elements is again achieved.

Dariel Arsham, “Looking Ahead,” broken glass, resin, 65 1/4 x 27 1/8 x 14 1/2 inches / 166 x 69 x 37 cm

The exhibition also features a new series of cast objects that explore our ambiguous relationship with items of technology, such as telephones, keyboards and cameras. They have been recomposed in materials related to geology such as volcanic ash, rusted steel, crystal, and carbon dust, as if unearthed from a future archaeological site. These newly obsolete tools are reimagined as relics on display in a museum from a distant future. Thus, they are not tied to a specific moment in history, presenting the viewer with an experience in which time is fluid and malleable. These objects are simultaneously a satire of our current civilization, a reflection of its proneness to deterioration. The show will also include large gouaches on mylar, representing eroded coins, a broken cockpit and excavations on the moon. All of these gestures fit within Arsham’s larger project of historical alteration, treating history as a non-linear time sequence.

Simultaneously, Daniel Arsham’s work will be exhibited in Singapore during the Biennale at Espace Louis Vuitton Singapore from 24 October 2013 to March 2014, and at School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA) from 24 October to 11 November 2013. Daniel Arsham was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio in 1980. After graduating from Cooper Union in 2003, he received the Gelman Trust fellowship the same year. Arsham’s work has been shown at PS1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, the MCA Chicago, Athens Biennial in Greece, The New Museum in New York, Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California and Carré d’Art de Nîmes, France among others. Daniel Arsham’s artistic practice includes several high profile collaborations with choreographer Merce Cunningham, Producer Pharrell Williams, and Designer Hedi Slimane.

Dariel Arsham,“Hole,” gouache on mylar, frame, 59 1/4 x 75 1/4 x 2 1/8 inches / 150,5 x 191 x 5,3 cm