The Time That Is Left presents 8 large installations by Manon de Boer, including video projections and 16mm films, which represent her work from 1996 till 2007. The first institutional solo show by Peruvian artist Armando Andrade Tudela combines new and existing works. By means of collage, photography and sculpture he investigates the differences between modernist legacies in Europe and Latin America. "10 Reasons to be a Member": the focus of Basque artist Xavier Salaberria's work is the relationship between material, use and the meaning of design.
Manon de Boer: “The Time That Is Left”
Known from her participation in the 2007 Venice Biennial, among other international group shows The Time That Is Left is conceived as the first major solo presentation of the Dutch artist Manon de Boer. For this occasion the Frankfurter Kunstverein will present eight large installations, including video projections and 16mm films, which represent de Boer’s work from 1996 till 2007. It will be the most comprehensive presentation of de Boer’s work to date, as the exhibition will also display an ongoing audio archive of interviews the artist has been conducting with musicians, dancers and composers of the 1970s; as well as a display of images, text and scripts she uses as source materials.
The title The Time That Is Left, taken from a seminal essay by the Italian thinker Giorgio Agamben, refers to the major subject of the exhibition: the perception of time and the writing of history. For De Boer, history is not a linear account of events but the experience of continuously working through, selecting and linking memories in a very specific way. Using personal narration as a method, de Boer explores the relationship between language, time and claims to the truth. Narrated history – by iconic figures of their time such as Sylvia Kristel or Suely Rolnik - allows the artist to introduce the question of memory, belief as well as to investigate correspondences between lived time and history.
This exhibition will be produced in collaboration with Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, where from 25 January to 24 February 2008 further works of the artist will be on display. Both institutions will together produce an extensive publication about de Boer’s work.
The Dutch Artist Manon de Boer (*1966) is based in Brussels and Amsterdam.
Armando Andrade Tudela
The first institutional solo show by Peruvian artist Armando Andrade Tudela at Frankfurter Kunstverein combines new and existing works. By means of collage, photography and sculpture Tudela investigates the differences between modernist legacies in Europe and Latin America. The „modernities“ Tudela refers to in his work speak different languages and exert manifold grammars, especially regarding the use and function of materials. Armando Andrade Tudela proposes to review the different ways of expression modernity offers today: as an artistic language, a cultural heritage, a constant source of inspiration and reference in art and literature, a protection against the complex challenges of progress from which we can lend what is interesting and desirable and leave the rest behind ...
Armando Andrade Tudela (*1975, Lima) lives in Lima, Peru and St. Etienne, France. In 2007 he participated in group shows like Brave New World at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, and the Lyon Biennale.
This exhibition is a co-production with the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Huarte in Navarra, Spain, where the exhibition will be on view from July 4 to September 28, 2008.
10 Reasons to be a Member, #15 Xabier Salaberría
The focus of Basque artist Xavier Salaberría’s work is the relationship between material, use and the 'meaning' of design. Salaberría is concerned with understanding the interactions between people and things in contemporary society. The questions Salaberría raises and investigates about our relationship with objects, may in a modest way contribute to a better understanding of our real needs. For his presentation in the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Salaberría, who previously developed the design for the Café im Kunstverein together with Gorka Eizagirre, is presenting a display structure that emphasizes the importance of a discursive element in the activity of the Kunstverein.
Image: Armando Andrade Tudela
Opening: 7 February, 19 pm
Steinernes Am Romerberg, Markt 44 - Frankfurt