OTVORITEV: 11.10.2019 OB 19:00 TRAJANJE DO: 31.10.2019 LOKACIJA: NIČ ART, RIMSKA 12
LUKA ZABRET and NATHANËL LE BRET
REMAINS is a project that came from the meeting between the two artists N. Le Bret and L. Zabret. In lieue of an introduction, we will first present a short biography and the personnal works and dynamics of both artists prior to the elaboraion of the project. REMAINS being both a prolongation of their personnal works and a dialogue between two different approaches to creation and the materialisation of their intersections and interractions, namely through destruction and a constant back and forth between material and virtual worlds.
Born July 1st, 1994, in Slovenia. Attended High school of art and design in Ljubljana. He later went on to study at the Academy of Fine arts. “I was fascinated by the study of modernism and all its continuities and fractures of narratives (be it national, socio-political or subjective) in Slovenian art move- ments. This realisation of history/ies (and subsequent identity/ies) not being a fixed one perspective narrative, but rather a multiplicity of many different orientations, intersecting one another over and over, through a social palimpsest arena of culture, led me to re-examine my own identity and express it through participation in different art movements and forms.”
Nathanael Le Bret
Born on November 24, 1994 in Paris. he followed his parents living around the world: Russia, Senegal, Lithuania, United States. His works : the use of ceramics and the elaboration of imaginary introspective human figures that serve as a singular 3d expressionistic canvass (both a hermetic figure with its eyes closed and a “screen” on which to project); the work on transversality ( trans-gender, “trans-age”, “trans-ethnic”); the attempt to materialise a dialogue between contradictions (for example: writing over and over the phrase “je ne suis” on the surface of the imaginary human figures; the choice of materials: ceramics and acrylic ); the positive creation of future archeologi- cal material; and working empirically with and around accidents.
“ART REMAINS is a statement. In a world where chaos seems to reign, where we are facing existential uncertainties regarding the mere possibility of the future of humanity in our environment, where we are seemingly in perpetual economic and political crisis, we chose to use this sort of Vanity as the only perceivable point of stability. “Art” could here be read as the german notion of “Kunst”: the work of art as a work process as much as a product. Hence, we chose to accept that, instead of showing art as an object born out of the human mind as some kinf of essentialist entity and almost in a vaccume, we work in and with the chaotic existence.”