Voyage to Uchronia Exhibition by Matali Crasset

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Matali Crasset, Voyage to Uchronia, Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg, © Matali Crasset

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac hosts Matali Crasset’s new exhibition Voyage en Uchronie (‘Voyage to Uchronia’) of their Pantin gallery. Her fifth exhibition with Galerie Thaddeus Ropac explores the habitat and rituals of an imaginary human society, who’re represented by outsized furnishings-like types, empty within the center.

Voyage to Uchronia Exhibition by Matali Crasset in main art Category

Matali Crasset, Voyage to UchroniaCourtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg© Matali Crasset

Voyage to Uchronia Exhibition by Matali Crasset in main art Category

Matali Crasset, Voyage to UchroniaCourtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg© Matali Crasset

One in every of these rituals includes shifting right into a black hill that may be a place of reminiscence. This magic mountain, a spot of introspection, invitations us to place our aspirations into perspective.

The artist explains:

I consider the exhibition as an area for introspection. I’m occupied with presenting parts of a shifting and creating line of thought through the use of formalizations far faraway from my typical follow with the ‘exhibition’ object. I query my very own apply as a lot as I query design in all its entrenchments, by considering of it as an autonomous exercise, indifferent from any primary premise. Considering, and suggesting hypotheses, is what excites me on this context.

Voyage to Uchronia Exhibition by Matali Crasset in main art Category

Matali Crasset, Voyage to UchroniaCourtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg© Matali Crasset

Voyage to Uchronia Exhibition by Matali Crasset in main art Category

Matali Crasset, Voyage to UchroniaCourtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg© Matali Crasset

The exhibition additionally features a movie Voyage to Uchronia, salvatico è colui che si salva, edited by Royal Ebook Lodge, and borrowing its sub-title from Leonardo da Vinci. This a style movie describes the epic journey to Uchronia or of this dream.

I feel this complete concept could be very fascinating, however much more fascinating to me is the historical past behind Uchronia, pulled from the discharge: In 1936, Régis Messac provided this definition of Uchronia in Primaires, the evaluation he edited: “An unknown nation, found by the thinker Renouvier, situated at a take away from time or outdoors time, to which, like previous moons, occasions which may have occurred however didn’t are relegated”. The phrase was invented by Charles Renouvier, who used it within the title of his 1876 novel Uchronie, l’utopie dans l’histoire, (‘Utopia in Historical past’). Uchronia is a nineteenth century neologism constructed on the sample of ‘Utopia’, which Thomas Extra coined in 1516 because the title of his well-known ebook Utopia. The place the Greek parts ‘u-topia’ instructed ‘no-place’ (ou – topos), ‘u-chronia’ suggests ‘no-time’ (ou-chronos in Greek). Etymologically, subsequently, the phrase designates non-existent time.

Voyage to Uchronia Exhibition by Matali Crasset in main art Category

Matali Crasset, Voyage to UchroniaCourtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg© Matali Crasset

Voyage to Uchronia Exhibition by Matali Crasset in main art Category

Matali Crasset, Voyage to UchroniaCourtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg© Matali Crasset

Voyage to Uchronia Exhibition by Matali Crasset in main art Category

Matali Crasset, Voyage to UchroniaCourtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg© Matali Crasset

Voyage to Uchronia Exhibition by Matali Crasset in main art Category

Matali Crasset, Voyage to UchroniaCourtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg© Matali Crasset

The exhibition is on show by means of July 20, 2013.

Pictures by Philippe Servent.

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