20 of November - 19 of December 2010
BULL.MILETIC: MISE EN ABYME
P R E S S R E L E A S E
The exhibition Bull.Miletic: Mise en Abyme features the artists’ most recent body of work conceived during their residency at Cité International des Arts in Paris, France. The works in the exhibition are based on historical representations of modernity in contemporary Paris with a particular focus on the city’s constant negotiation between the future and the past.
In his seminal essay Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century, Walter Benjamin suggested that 19th-century Paris was the origin of modernity itself. Once a city defined by groundbreaking technology and artistic accomplishments, contemporary Paris succeeded in preserving the future as an idea of the past. By drawing direct references to the radically restructured understanding of time and space emerging in the 19th-century progressive Paris, the works are connecting current discourses of the effects of the networked society to its industrial origins.
Bull.Miletic are Synne Bull and Dragan Miletic who live and work together in Oslo, Norway. Central to their artistic practice is the question of how moving images form conceptions of space and influence our visual perception of reality. Their videos examine cities, architecture and landscape as containers of emotions, memories, and political decisions. Their artistic residency at Cité International des Arts was enabled through the generous support of Ingrid Lindbäck Langaards foundation.
Press meeting on Thursday 18 November at 14.00.
For further information, please contact the gallery: 0047 2233 5992 or 0047 9164 0396.