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Conversation between Guillaume Désanges and François Piron, curators of the exhibition Absalon, Absalon.
The exhibition of the artist known as Absalon (Israel, 1964 – France, 1994), co-produced by the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) and the CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, has two main objectives: on one hand, to make clear the important contribution of this artist to the discourse of art produced in the 1990s; and on the other hand, to establish a dialogue between his creations and conceptual lines and those of some artists such as Robert Gober, Laura Lamiel or Mona Hatoum, or with the work of contemporary artists such as Myriam Mihindou or Dora García.
During the conversation, the curators propose the reinterpretation of the coldness of minimalist forms with an emotional and affective vocabulary, which emphasizes the loneliness of life and relationships, as well as the relationship with the human body, illness, precariousness and the end of life. All this through Absalon’s projects selected for the exhibition and the dialogues established with the other artists.
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