The exhibition Who Runs The Space Now? explores the progression from tension to risk, from the tipping point to the inevitable stage of falling. Five international artists intervene with the polarities of maintaining tension and then losing it, which reveals the exciting kinetic potential of objects.
Tension is impressionable.
Constantly searching for its balance point, while bound to the laws of physics, tension holds its own dynamic existence in space. The shown installations are a test of endurance and open the door for the uncontrollable risk of failure, the potential of falling through space or losing its tension. A release of energy can be simultaneously disturbing and comforting, depending on the viewer’s perception and own internal tension.
A catalogue has been published for the occasion of the exhibition.
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About Yoan Capote
by Sussette Martinez
About Gwenael Belanger
by Bernard Schütze
About Karyn Olivier
by Christopher Cozier
About Zilvinas Kempinas
by Gregor Podnar
About Nino Baumgartner
Gioia Dal Molin
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Editor Sandino Scheidegger
Design Atlas Studio
"Kempinas has an unusual ability to derive the maximum effects from the slightest of means."
Roberta Smith, New York Times
"To put things simply: Olivier's work is excellent to behold, and it also provides lasting insight and assistance."
Gregory Volk, The Studio Museum in Harlem
"The tension that is caused by the slight curve of the material dominates the physical presence of the object. "
Gioia dal Molin, Switzerland
"His artistic practice is marked by an absolute quest to find the inherent simplicity of things."
Graff Gallery, Canada
"Capote's work is both thought-provoking and humorous."
Art in America, Magazine
The exhibition took place from June 8 to July 8, 2011 at Marso Galería
, Altamirano 20, Colonia San Rafael, Mexico City.