Autour de ma chambre
The Community, Paris
May 5 – June 10, 2018
Women's History Museum
The exhibition Autour de ma chambre
evokes conversation about in - terriority and exteriority, playing around with spatial and architectural notions. Comprehending space not only through its architectural definitions and limits, the exhibition aims at understanding it as a lieu of representation.
Whereas the work of Women’s History Museum aims to deconstruct the surroundings while translating them into something abstract through the process of patching and sourcing found objects and textiles, the sculptural practice of Christiane Blattmann evokes the gesture of claiming a physical space. She plays around with the formal language of sculptural objects and questions textile as a material and immaterial concept. Femke Dekkers marks out sections of space through the use of camera: within these markings, she tentatively creates compositions that produce frontal and balanced images. Through these diverse approaches, each artists in their turn deconstructs the formal qualities and functions of spaces, thus contributing to the obliteration and reassembling of physical world.