Remembering… ‘Ode au I’ for There is a Love Affair Between the White Cube and the Black Square by Karina Bisch & Nicolas Chardon (2011)

Sometimes, the French artists Karina Bisch and Nicolas Chardon work as a duo. Being a couple, they named their collaboration There is a Love Affair Between the White Cube and the Black Square, distorting gallery geometry, modernist shapes and XXth century history through sentimental co-dependance. In their paintings, sculptures or happenings, there is always an element of disruption from life, such as an over-stretched fabric (and pattern), drinking tea or singing a song. In the bluntly abstract environment of their work, it is immediately spotted, although the disruptive element is also in itself an exercise on the the discipline of living. Therefore, the disruptive element is, in a way, disrupted by their art. Inspired by that, I thus praised the I in the catalogue of the project. It’s written in French and bears my nom de plume, Mariana Saturnino. The starting point is a dictionary entry for the letter I.

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Karina Bisch & Nicolas Chardon : There is a Love Affair Between the White Cube and the Black Square.

64 pages. Broché. Format : 190 x 270 mm. Design : Adriaan Mellegers.
Bilingue : Français, Anglais. Isbn : 978-2-917053-11-9.
2011.

http://karina.bisch.free.fr

http://www.nicolaschardon.net

http://www.adriaanmellegers.com

http://www.readit.fr

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