Jour : 3 juillet 2019

Between heaven and earth 🏐

『•』Between heaven and earth 🏐 ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Two lines on the ground, compressed beams or pieces of carpentry are laid in parallel in front of me on the ground.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The courtyard is paved, the weather is pleasant and the minimalist aspect of the whole work makes my mind available…to think (yes 😄) ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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What do I see? What do I see ? Nothing ? ^^ A sculpture because I’m told it’s a sculpture ? Rusty bars ? – by the trace of time that I will learn later that it is voluntarily expected, here and now, for the time of an exhibition outside the walls, whatever the weather, by the artist – forms in a space ? ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Maybe also an idea, a look at things and even a memory… ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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When I look at these elements, I think of an architecture that would have been dismantled and then laid on the ground, a place that now only exists through what remains of it here. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The fact that these sculptures are placed in parallel reminds me that there may have been an order between them in an old use and perhaps also that this order today makes me wonder why they are placed in this way. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I have already seen #danielturner ‘s work at Allen’s, an art gallery. I remember his archaeology of the materials that make up or used to make up part of our industrial environment. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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I am thinking of the sculptor #Meuser and other artists who, since the 1950s, have been recording the traces of a recent technical past as a testimony to all the scientific, economic and therefore social transformations of this twentieth century, which seems to me so different from our world today. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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In Daniel’s work, I like the temporality, the fact that he also exposes this time and these materials to the wear and tear of the elements outside a gallery – a means also of proposing his vision to those who rarely or never enter a place of contemporary art – and of course all the conceptual charge of his view of the world in such a minimalist envelope that my mind remains attentive. So much to Say…🔸🔹🔸

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