THE GARDEN – Curated by Thomas Butler & Anna Solal

In the shadow of a nuclear station in Dungeness, England sits Derek Jarman’s meditative and arid garden.
Poking out of the flint surface, its irises, plants and rusty crosses made from wrenches, is a far cry from the
green monochrome of Bree Van de Kampf ’s perfectly tended lawns that adorn Wisteria Lane.

ROOM E-10 27’s garden will be tended in a studio situated in the heart of old Paris. There among works by
thirteen different artists one finds objects and interventions that contribute to an environment, which in their
quixotic attempts at ecological symbioses, are marked in part by the creative ferocity of nature — a concept
put forward by French botanist Francis Hallé. They take on and challenge its domestic dimension through
concepts of acceleration and degeneration, which threaten to overcome and menace it.

 

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Installation view

 

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Installation view

 

BIANCA_BONDI[1]

Bianca Bondi – Fontain fragment – 2016

ANNA_SOLAL[1]

Anna Solal – Two friends -2016

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Fabio Santacroce – NAPHTHALENE #2 #3 (you must swear allegiance to me) – 2014

 

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Fabio Santacroce – NAPHTHALENE #2 #3 (you must swear allegiance to me) – 2014 (detail)

 

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Anna Sagström, Aron Kullander-Östling, Per Törnberg – Stahlhartes Gehäuse (Iron Nights of City Land) – 2016

Unbenannt

Cédric Fargues – Im so pansy you already know – 2016

 

TIMOTHY_FUREY

Timothy Furey – ,it’s ‘Autofellatio’ – 2016

 

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Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan – We miss our friends – 2015

 

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Joel Dean – The transformative power of symbolism in storytelling’ – 2016

 

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Leslie Martinelli – (je continuerai de pousser jusqu’a l’éclat) – 2016

 

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Pepo Salazar – Untitled – 2016

 

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Frieder Haller – Untitled (toy4) – 2016

 

PEPO SALAZAR – THE GARDEN from ROOM E 10 27 on Vimeo.

 

All images: (c) Quentin Dubret

ROOM E-10 27
11/02/16 – 04/03/16
APP 8003
18 rue Hotel de Ville
PARIS