Hektor Mamet |
Hektor Mamet | Production²
at 6.30 pm
via A.Cesari 10, 37131 Verona
On Saturday 25th June Artericambi gallery will be showing Hektor Mamet's project Production square.
What the artist calls a genuine postproduction process, in the sense of the term used by Nicolas Bourriaud in Postproduction (2002)1, domestic objects have been separated from their function, changed, or reconstructed with unsuitable materials; the spectator is therefore engaged in questioning our perception of reality.
The "products" on show are accompanied by a catalogue published with the help of the Swiss Institute in Rome where Hektor Mamet is resident/member from September 2010 to July 2011.
This catalogue, published in the form of an instructions book, will back up the drawings of each work – which the artist has created as though they were "items" for sale in department stores - with texts taken from other manuals; these, without giving the viewer any further useful information for interpretation, will actually delete the very meaning of each work.
Together with Production square, we will also be presenting a video and series of photos titled Future Buildings (2009) which were realized with the involvement of students in architecture at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Malaquais whom the artist asked to execute a stand on their hands.
Hektor Mamet is a Swiss artist, born in 1983. He studied an MA degree at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London; he also studied in Paris in the Programme de recherche "La Seine" at (E.N.S.B.A.).
1 Nicolas Bourriaud “Postproduction”
"Present-day artists have evolved in a universe of products for sale, of preexisting forms, of meanings already conveyed, and of buildings already constructed by their predecessors. They no longer consider the field of art as a museum containing works that must be quoted or "surpassed", despite the modernist ideology of the new, but rather they consider them as so many stores filled with tools to be used, with a "stock" of data to be manipulated, reorganized, and put onstage".