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Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin

 

Bonding with, filtering, and assembling reality is based on life’s innate disposition for form-finding procedures and benefits of complexity.

 

Installation view at the Center for Curatorial Studies: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 

CCS Bard Galleries, April 29 – May 27, 2012

http://www.bard.edu/ccs/katja-novitskova-and-timur-si-qin/

In 2009, when discussing the current function and potentials for contemporary art criticism, theorist Diedrich Diederichsen argued for the voice of “emergent people,” the voice of those who have recently arrived “in an already finished world of objects.” Such a world is founded on distinctions between images, signs, and the real, a world in which nature and technology belong to separate realms. As “emergent” subjects, artists Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin pursue their own desires in order to formulate a new notion of art — a notion that fundamentally rejects the separation between art and reality, and instead argues for an evolutionary ontology that charts structural tendencies, patterns, and flows across disparate domains. At the curator’s invitation, Novitskova and Si-Qin present their work together for the first time. Grounded in dialogue, their images, objects, and essays elucidate a new relationship to art, one in which information merges into matter, the biological merges with the cultural, and local specificity blends into the planetary.

Curated by Agatha Wara

 

Installation view at the Center for Curatorial Studies: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 

Katja Novitskova

Innate Disposition

2012

Digital print plastic cutout displays

 

Katja Novitskova

Innate Disposition

2012

Digital print plastic cutout displays

 

Timur Si-Qin

Selection Display: Ancestral Prayer

2012

Display banners, Tibetan prayer flags

 

Katja Novitskova

Innate Disposition

2012

Digital print plastic cutout displays

 

Katja Novitskova

Innate Disposition

2012

Digital print plastic cutout displays

 

Timur Si-Qin

The Struggle

2012

Nike gym bags, pedestals, rocks, water bottles

 

Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin

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