Philippe Parreno - Synchronicity
|Author||Philippe Parreno, e.a.|
The exhibition "Synchronicity," Philippe Parreno's first solo show in mainland China, is dedicated to Xavier Douroux, director and co-founder of the art center Le Consortium in Dijon, whose influence on Parreno's career cannot be overstated. Over the past twenty years, Parreno has radically redefined the exhibition-visiting experience by exploring its possibilities as a medium in its own right. The exhibition has altered the building's current existence through an unexpected use of time, space, light, and sound to become a semi-automated puppet, a perpetual motion of events in which Parreno subverts the conventions of the gallery space. Parreno guides visitors through a constantly evolving area by manipulating light, shadow, and duration. The catalogue testifies, with a rich collection of photos, the involvement of visitors in this interaction between the artist's work and the architectural structure of the museum.
|196 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English/Chinese|