10 March 2016

Allen Alain Viguier


Opening Friday 11 March 201, 6-8pm
Saturday 12 March to Sunday 27 March 2016

Image caption: Installation-performance 2009. Digital collage.

This show presents an object oriented/externalist practice in which the object is conceived as correlated with a field of external relations curatorial practices are part of.

The externalist perspective based in process philosophy has split away from the assumption the object preexists its practical external relationships. But such a switch implies that the problem before being formal needs first to account for a paradigmatic background and data-mapping guiding observation. A new way of looking at a common form replaces the ability form has in providing a base for its own renewal.

The furtherance of radical abstract painting's object-tendency by bracketing the object and suspending its internality up to a shift point is a methodological condition for observing an external field of reciprocal causation the object instantaneously coexists with and for unfolding it along different timelines. A virtual (nonetheless real) field that is to the object what mind is to consciousness in perceiving that object.

Considering both the object and its external field as two locally exclusive but complementary dimensions of a same work, the structural division between art and the curatorial becomes a means for their unification. 

Presented by Spec & Spec Editions at ArticulateUpstairs.

Medium: Digital collages on paper. Wall pastings and publication, 2016.