The division of life into vegetal and relational, organic and animal, animal and human, … passes first of all as a mobile border within living man, and without this intimate caesura the very decision of what is human and what is not would probably not be possible.
It may be at this very border where the works of Basic and Renard intersect: by exploring the liminal spaces of the human experience, and by negotiating the threshold between organic and inorganic, human and non-human, live and dead.
Ivana Basic (*1986, Belgrade) lives and works in New York City. She earned her BFA at School of Art and Design at University of Belgrade, and holds a Master’s Degree from Tisch School of Arts, NYU. Her works have been recently exhibited at In the Flesh, Part l: Subliminal Substances, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles; Unsafe at Any Speed, 820 Plaza, Montréal; StoneRoses #1, Grünewald, Berlin; AND or OR w. Ian Swenson, Free Paarking Gallery, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Antoine Renard (*1984, Paris) lives and works in Berlin. He studied in Reading (UK), Dijon (FR), and Perth (AU), and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from École Nationale Supérieur d’Art de Dijon. His works have been exhibited recently at Windows 95, groupshow curated by Johann König Galerie, Konzulat, Berlin; Deepskin_Cleanlab, underground Snolab research complex, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; WLGTDWI, SALTS (during Art Basel), Basel; The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien. Together with fellow artist Clémence de la Tour du Pin he co-directs Center, Berlin and he was featured in the show 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick, L‘Atelier Ksr, Berlin.