Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
New York
601 West 26th Street, Suite 1240
212 2438830 FAX 212 2438820
dal 9/1/2015 al 13/2/2015

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Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

The exhibition presents works by Sylvie Auvray, Sarah Braman, Olivier Kosta-Thefaine, Anita Molinero, Nicholas Pilato, Evan Robarts and John Roebas. The show is insipired by the writings of Guy Debord Lips naked No. 9

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curated by Romain Dauriac

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to present Dérive(s), an exhibition curated by Romain Dauriac featuring artists Sylvie Auvray, Sarah Braman, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, Anita Molinero, Nicholas Pilato, Evan Robarts and John Roebas.

Dérive(s) is a simple French word that has been transformed into an internationally recognized concept through the writings of Guy Debord. According to the original definition, a dérive is a "drift" or "drifting", an act of departing from a given direction. Thus to drift in the wind for example, or in any current - there is a suggestion of passivity, or surrender, in the word. But according to Debord, the dérive takes on a different dimension; in his 1958 Theory of the Dérive, Debord redefines the act as "a playful-constructive behavior and awareness of psychogeographical effects". Debord turns dérive from an innocuous verb into a philosophical concept, a poetic attitude toward life, and above all a revolutionary mode of action.

A dérive combines a sense of letting-go with its flow of acts, its gestures, its strolls, its encounters. A dérive requires a sense of adventurousness, a willingness to explore an unknown environment, as well as a temporary suspension of day-to-day relations, work and leisure activities. The dérive exists outside of one's typical mode of engagement with the world and as such constitutes a "socio-emotional" gesture. The derivers are simultaneously influenced by the urban environment while they struggle against it through artistic production, imagination and play.

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Opening: Saturday, January 10, 6-8 pm

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 West 24th Street
Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

dal 9/1/2015 al 13/2/2015

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