I'M TRYING TO EXPLAIN

I'M TRYING TO EXPLAIN

Martin Creed, Joshua Abelow, Deconstructie (Erris Huigens), James Viscardi, Nuria Fuster, Josep Maynou, Valérian Goalec, James Ulmer, Szabolcs Bozo, Jenna Westra, Sophie Vallance, Nicolás Lamas, Hannah Fitz, Valerie Krause.

16 March - 10 May, 2019

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Martin Creed, Joshua Abelow, Deconstructie (Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra), James Viscardi, Nuria Fuster, Josep Maynou, Valérian Goalec, James Ulmer, Szabolcs Bozo, Jenna Westra, Sophie Vallance, Nicolás Lamas, Hannah Fitz, Valerie Krause.

 

“I’m Trying to Explain” is a curatorial project by L21 Gallery that starts from the apparently absurd actions that take place in Martin Creed and Josep Maynou’s videos.

 

It is a group exhibition in which explanations are not possible in the first place. This futile attempt to explain that the title makes reference to generates a confusion akin to a blast wave that fills both exhibition rooms and is the result of the cohabitation of different plastic languages and the posing of questions without an answer.

 

Contradictions mark the rhythm of the exhibition: the night and the day look to each other in James Ulmer’s paintings, the flowers can not be watered in Hannah Fitz’s sculpture, a helmet protects ideas embedded in a sponge in the work by Nicolás Lamas… The videos give structure to the content of this show, with a great presence of sculpture and installation as mediums that allow to redefine space.

 

 

Exhibition in collaboration with Hauser & Wirth, Bombon Projects, Meessen de Clercq and Bahamas Biennale.