Puerto Rico artists Jason Mena and Cruz Garcia (collective Garcia & Frankowski) at “Rhetorical Materialism” a groups show in Beijing
PRART-NEWS - CCA in collaboration with Intelligentsia Gallery is thrilled to present its inaugural exhibition Rhetorical Materialism, a group show with works by Pavel Kiselev, Oliver Haidutschek, Ren Zhitian, Xiao Xiao, Wu Ding, Ophelia S. Chan. Jason Mena, Garcia Frankowski.
Artist collective Garcia FrankowskiTaking as a starting point the contemporary state of matter exchange in all its articulations, the exhibition presents works that operate within and against its ideological embodiments.
Rhetorical Materialism avoids the disposable nature of trends, and instead focuses on tools, strategies and methods that articulate the condition of being in a constant struggle with the agents of contemporary materialism, with its all-encompassing channels and networks, and its unbearable superstructures. Manifesto, poem, act, action, process, projection, are all strategies summoned as part of a developing lexicon that deals with the contemporary, with the condition of being-with-time today, as part of history with its rhizomatic implications.
Curated by Garcia Frankowski ( collective founded by Puerto Rican artist, architect , author and theorist Cruz Garcia (b.1983, San Juan) and French-Scottish artist, architect ,poet and theorist Nathalie Frankowski (b.1985, Dundee) , the opening international exhibition includes painting, installation, sculpture, video, photography, and mix media in a search for articulating strategies that react, and confront the processes and structures of value, exchange and ideology, as symbols, signs, narratives, assemblages, visual constructs, and material manifestations articulate complex forms of rhetorical materialism.
CCA, 01-02A, 1/F CapitaMall Crystal, 51 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing