Suspended Goods Delicate Holes
Suspended Goods Delicate Holes pivots around a new series, entitled L’homme rêve
; produced by Deborah Bowmann, these works are created at an intersection of display stands and sculptures. This series constitutes a family of objects with various forms sharing an identical patine, their geometrical forms and curves paying homage to formalist minimalism. [...]
A Deborah Bowmann collaboration with HabitdeNous©, Jeanne Magnenat, Leila Arenou & Laure Jaffuel.
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January 17th - February 17th 2015
Deborah Bowmann Amsterdam, its representatives and Deborah Bowmann herself have the pleasure of presenting Suspended Goods Delicate Holes
, a Deborah Bowmann collection
in collaboration with habitdenous©
(themselves working with a network of 15 artists and designers) and Jeanne Magnenat
Suspended Goods Delicate Holes
pivots around a new series, entitled L’homme rêve
; produced by Deborah Bowmann
, these works are created at an intersection of display stands and sculptures. This series constitutes a family of objects with various forms sharing an identical patine, their geometrical forms and curves paying homage to formalist minimalism.
The lacquered finish of these gleaming arrangements relates to the craftsmanship of cold, identical industrial products, whose design is dictated by functionality and efficiency. These standards are here put at risk by barely functional structures, the dimensions of which are unsuitable to their supposed use.
The series L’homme rêve performs a structural play upon the different manners to ‘support’ and to ‘present’, in its displaying of vases and t-shirts . Mischievously, these minimalist and formalist sculptures/display stands host objects which reference Anti-Form: vases bear witness their former softness yet standing tall, delicate clothing draped over hangers like pendants.
The t-shirts have been produced for the occasion by DIY production company habitdenous©
, represented by Théo Demans and Thomas Ballouhey. Collaborating with numerous artists and designers, the duo fabricated 35 t-shirts, by means of makeshift production line made in the gallery’s annexe space. The Swiss artist Jeanne Magnenat
presents a series of vases (Untitled), the result of multiple experimentations of clay recipes that are more the work of a chemist than a potter. The artist has been invited by Deborah Bowmann to produce further editions of Untitled
in identical series, thus creating a tension between the commission brief and the accidental, experimental nature of their creation.
As such, Jeanne Magnenat
productions both bring into play the representation of an impossible industrialisation, putting into practice mass productions models with DIY and arts and crafts methods – industrial productions models without the adapted technologies.
Whilst Suspended Goods Delicate Holes
makes reference to commercial spaces and ideologies, both are quickly subverted. Indeed, the non cohesion of the exhibition's many elements leads to a certain difficulty to qualify its nature, its status and its goal. The exhibition is at once a clothes shop and a ornament shop, and in its hesitation between the two, occupies yet another space - one which sells the very display stands which present these objects. Such unclear boundaries liberate the collection from logic and function. Instead Suspended Goods Delicate Holes
offers the parody of a shop and its codes of presentation, complicating its vocabulary and the logic of serial production to an eccentric ends, abstracting and distorting initial objectives.