Artist: Nicolas Ceccaldi
Venue: Project Native Informant, London
Exhibition Title: Permanently Tiedup Version of You
Date: May 21 – June 27, 2015
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of Project Native Informant, London
The necessity to repaint Project Native Informant in white – after it had been left black by the previous artist- gave Nicolas Ceccaldi the opportunity to perform an in-situ intervention directly on the walls; a 70% recovery of the original state which enhanced the gallery with a raw, degraded look. In contrast, the artworks on display are not only framed and small to medium in size, but also appropriated from a department store. Borrowing from Liz Jameson, William Turner, Lorraine Christie and Scott Dunwoodie, these pictures underwent both external and internal operations of détournement: first via recontextualization and secondly with the occasional addition of paint marker drawings. This succession of hygienic measures imposed out of necessity from above produces a festive feedback loop of reciprocal contamination and subversion.