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

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

James Ulmer

Day Walk, 2019

Flashe on canvas.

162×130 cm

James Ulmer

Night Walk, 2019

Flashe on canvas.

162×130 cm

Valérian Goalec

Coffee table and container 1, 2019

Cardboard box, stainless steel container. 79x39x34 cm

Valérian Goalec

Coffee table and container 1, 2019

Cardboard box, stainless steel container. 79x39x34 cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Nuria Fuster

Then everything clicks into place, things are strangely familiar, 2018

Printed photography on Canson Baryta paper.

Ed. de 5 + 2 P/A.

120 x 80 cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Nuria Fuster

Untitled, 2012

Iron and stools.

250x90x30 cm

Nuria Fuster

Untitled, 2012

Iron and stools.

250x90x30 cm

Jenna Westra

Rhetoric of an Image, 2015

Digital print on Hahnemühle paper.

Ed. 1/3 + 2 AP.

52×42 cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Valerie Krause

Anlandung, 2010

Plaster, iron. Unique piece.

80x78x57 cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Jenna Westra

Parts of Some Quartet 1, 2018

Digital print on Hahnemühle paper.

Ed. 1/3 + 2 AP

52×42 cm

Valérian Goalec

Coffee table and container 2, 2019

Cardboard box, stainless steel container.

55x32x34 cm

Valérian Goalec

Coffee table and container 2, 2019

Cardboard box, stainless steel container.

55x32x34 cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Valérian Goalec

P.A. N°44 3/10 4/10

Acrylic on cotton.

169×208 cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Hannah Fitz

Flower Shelf, 2018

Steel, card, plater, epoxy, coloured acrylic resin.

180x33x165 cm

Hannah Fitz

Flower Shelf, 2018

Steel, card, plater, epoxy, coloured acrylic resin.

180x33x165 cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Josep Maynou

Untitled 2016 2017, 2016-2017

Video, ed. 21/50

5’60’’

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Sophie Vallance

Lonely at the Beach, 2019

Oil and charcoal on canvas.

160x160cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Nicolás Lamas

Posthuman condition, 2018

Hockey helmet, natural sponge.

29x28x26 cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Joshua Abelow

Call Me Abstract (F1), 2011

Oil on linen.

40,5×30,5 cm

Deconstructie (Erris Huigens)

Untitled, 2019

Wall paint on wall remotely painted via strict instructions.

Jenna Westra

Ladder, Legs, Lemon, 2015

Digital print on Hahnemühle paper.

Ed. 2/3 + 2 AP

55×41 cm

Szabolcs Bozo

C.XL.001, 2018

Acrylic, pastel, oil bar and oil on canvas.

250×200 cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

James Viscardi

City Slicker, 2019

Mixed media, fabric on Walnut Wood

175×125 cm

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

Martin Creed

Work No. 2811. What The Fuck Am I Doing?, 2017

Digital film 4’ 21’’

Martin Creed

Work No. 2811. What The Fuck Am I Doing?, 2017

Digital film 4’ 21’’

Martin Creed

Work No. 2811. What The Fuck Am I Doing?, 2017

Digital film 4’ 21’’

Martin Creed

Work No. 2811. What The Fuck Am I Doing?, 2017

Digital film 4’ 21’’

“I’m Trying to Explain”, 2019. Installation view at L21.

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.

 

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