Los Angeles Group Exhibition | January 30 - February 28, 2016
Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present TRANSBORDER: A Group Exhibition featuring the work of Rero (FR), Cyrcle (US), Jan Kaláb (CR), OX (FR), Aníbal Vallejo (CO), and Andrey Zignnatto (BR). Rero will curate the group exhibition, bringing together a collective of artists from different backgrounds, all working to create a discourse across boundaries.
This exhibition centers around artists who challenge the idea of boundaries within art, both physical and ideological borders. Each artist presents new work for TRANSBORDER, examining the transitory elements of shape, color, form, and context within art making. The group exhibition takes a survey of how the language of both abstraction and figurative form can be conveyed throughout vastly different corners of the world. Across borders of both time and space, these artists have created connectivity and conversation through creation.
From the curator (translated from the French):
This exhibition aims to bring together, in a single physical space, artists from five nationalities, while also focusing on the artists’ variations in approaches, practices and techniques. So why did I want to bring these artists together in the same space and time? But also, why TRANSBORDER?
Firstly, art is for me a pretext for meetings and travel. Art is above all a human adventure. However art is also a coming together of objects, materials, and works that evoke an “emotional shock” that drives viewers to evolve ideas, perceptions, life trajectories and constructs of reality. I ask you to search your memory for a time that you, as a viewer, experienced a work by an artist you did not know yet you sensed an inexplicable vibration. That same sensation in that precise moment has driven my desire to curate TRANSBORDER, to evoke these emotionally compelled experiences in viewers.
I hold that this exhibition represents a common multiplicity: instead of being landlocked, I wanted this exhibition to be experienced as an opening, a sort of horizontal section of our time. I have the feeling that what unites us all is the fact that we are all in the “fold”, i.e. that we have decided to place ourselves consciously or unconsciously at the limit of inside and outside as Michel Foucault suggested: “We must escape the alternative of outside and inside: we must be at the borders.”