Tatjana Pieters/one twenty gallery. Burggravenlaan 40-9000 Gent
<img border=\"0\" height=\"1\" src=\"\" width=\"15\" /><img border=\"0\" height=\"7\" src=\"\" width=\"1\" />« Vivre, c'est faire vivre l'absurde. Le faire vivre, c'est avant tout le regarder... » / Albert Camus /
Tatjana Pieters/OneTwenty is pleased to premiere the work of young Israeli artist Assaf Gruber: in his first ever solo presentation to the Belgian audience, occupying the entire space of the gallery, Gruber's sculptures and photography will be shown together with his most recent video-piece Avgossepère.
Never Means Nothing, the exhibition of Assaf Gruber (*1980, Jerusalem), seeks to understand the Logic of the Absurd that resides in the corporeality and intensity of human performance.
Emerging from Gruber's personal doctrine, always rooted in the formalist aesthetics and materiality of creation, the exhibition sets a scene for the theatre of 'shadows' developing around the singular, yet overlapping, objects of desire. It is an invitation to observe and enjoy his intimate spectacle of static signs, whose gradual power of transformation and the butterfly-effect thus provoked converge around the same idea: keeping the secret of silent resistance toward the limits of human nature in relation to Time, ''the cruel mathematics which command our condition''.
The truth it intends to reveal is only one: the truth of absurdity and ideological nature of our own worldview that are being maintained through a permanent localized violence, and the impotentiality of language to change the current state of thought and action.
In a more radical way then may at first appear, Gruber's art explodes in the revolt of the flesh (révolte de la chair), and maintains the critical line of Zizekian thought: the one that dares to disturb the underground of the unspoken underpinnings of our everyday lives, and the one that remains uncompromising in designating the obscene underside of 'Those We Don't Speak Of' - for they DO know what they do (and yet they STILL do it).
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