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"Elsewhere/Elders a Solo Show by Javier Marchán curated by Olof van de Wal"
2006-02-22 until 2006-03-12
Wall House Foundation
January 22nd, 2006 marks the opening of Elsewhere, a solo show by Spanish
visual artist Javier Marchán in the Wall House, John Hejduks masterpiece
in Groningen, the Netherlands. Marchán lived in the house for a period of
three months, October till January 2005 and was the first visual artist to
stay in the house as part of the artist in residency programme of the Wall
House foundation. The installations can be visited until March 12, 2006.
During his stay in the Wall House, Marchán became fascinated with the
tension Hejduk summons up between the two and three dimensionality, a
tension referred to by Marchán as the fourth dimension. Fascinating though
the spatiality in the Wall House is, Marchán maintains that the building
in essence is a two dimensional image, a still life. This tension, the
fourth dimension, is what Marchán regards as the principal concept for his
work in Elsewhere, together with the strong sense of symbolism Hejduk
invokes in his work. Marchán has produced a set of twelve silk screens and
spatial installations throughout the Wall House#2.
Javier Marchán (Barcelona,1967) engages in interdisciplinary aspects of
contemporary art, design, architecture, theory and authorship. His
artworks are fictional, neo-abstractive and multi-layered; using a variety
of visual media to propose evolving notions of perception, significance
and consciousness. He favors a visual practice where the representative
nature of meaning bounding together what we call reality gets
emptied out momentarily. This methodology is done in order to get a more
profound relation to art and to the perception of reality. Marchán has
been working both independently and in collaboration with many individuals
from different disciplines in order to challenge traditional formats of
artistic practice. His work is being exhibited internationally.
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