Exhibition view, “The Function of Form”, 2014
Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
Copyright Takeshi Sugiura, Courtesy Galerie Alberta Pane
THE FUNCTION OF FORM
13 November 2014 - 17 January, 2015
Luciana Lamothe is an Argentine artist born in 1975 in Mercedes. She studied at the Prilidiano Pueyrredon National School in Buenos Aires. In 2013, she created an installation for MAMBA (Buenos Aires). She showed at the 11th Lyon Biennial “Une terrible beauté est née”, at De Appel Art Center in Amsterdam “Fluiten in het donker” and at MACRO in Rosario “Sabotaje” in 2011. She participated in “Arte in Loco” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2010 and represented Argentina at the 5th Berlin Biennial in 2005, where she created a site-specific work in front of the Palast der Republik, the former seat of the East German parliament that will be demolished, which explored the social implications of architectural memory and its erasure.
Lamothe’s work extends into sculpture, assemblage, and installation, and joins the aesthetics of vandalism to the legacy of conceptual artistic practice. Her work interrogates the dialectical relationships between construction and destruction, the social and the anti-social, and - possibly unintentionally - the revolutionary and the merely destructive. Lamothe’s interest in spaces and their constituent elements used to construct them also reveals a concern for materialism. She considers her visual art, and subsequent gateways, to be an attack of the excesses of consumerism and materialism in modern Argentinean society.
“I like to think any art created always possesses a quota of anarchism, mainly from the aesthetic point of view. What I do with my work is to carry out operations pertaining to an artistic conscience, for example to perforate something, to move things, to prevent an access or to cause exhaustion in residents by incessantly touching an electric doorbell, or to generate spectacular pandemonium. My operations are clandestine, without authorization; that is to say being outside the art institutions. This is what turns my work anarchist.” - LL
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