« You will find me if you Want me in the garden » Curated by Domenico De Chirico

YOU WILL FIND ME IF YOU WANT ME IN THE GARDEN*

Exhibition from April 18th to May 16th, 2015
Opening on Saturday April 18th, 6-9pm

A group exhibition with:

Alessandro AGUDIO, Stefania BATOEVA, Sol CALERO, Simon DYBBROE MØLLER,
Carson FISK-VITTORI, Ditte GANTRIIS, Pakui HARDWARE (in collaboration with Jeannine HAN),
Daniel KELLER, Spencer LONGO, Matthew SMITH, Anna VIRNICH, Andrew NORMAN WILSON

Curator: Domenico de CHIRICO

Epicureanism is a philosophy based on the teachings of Epicurus**. The school of Epicurus, founded in 306 B.C. is also called „The Garden“ in reference to the philosopher’s home and garden near Athens where he held his teachings.

Epicurus‘ philosophy, inspired by Democritus‘ atomism, is centered on the understanding that philosophy’s main goal lies in achieving a state of tranquillity.

Hence the thoughts of Epicurus are based on three principles: First, the value of our senses and feelings as criteria of truth and happiness (pleasure); secondly the principle of atomism according to which objects are formed and modified by atoms constantly uniting and separating, whereas feelings are formed by layers of atoms that radiate from those objects and thereby affect the atoms of the soul; thirdly, his semi-atheism which accepts the existence of gods but denies them any form of interference on the making and governance of the world.

In short, Epicurus believes that the highest good is pleasure (ἡδονή) and, at the same time, that the criterion of truth is sensitive knowledge, or rather that only the senses are true and infallible and should therefore be cared for constantly.

Surely, the garden, seen as an eco system, is an ideal place for everyone to move freely and to express their opinions. Besides, it can favor debates with a historical perspective – an undisputed and valid tool for the knowledge and understanding of religious, artistic, poetic and literary expressions – deeply satisfying, despite their peripatetic appearance.

*Title by Blixa Bargeld.
**Epicurus (Samos, 10 February 342 B.C. – Athens, 270 B.C.),ancient Greek philosopher
Source: Wikipedia

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« You Will find me If you Want me in the garden », curated by Domenico De Chirico, Galerie Valentin, Paris, France, 2015

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« You Will find me If you Want me in the garden », curated by Domenico De Chirico, Galerie Valentin, Paris, France, 2015

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« You Will find me If you Want me in the garden », curated by Domenico De Chirico, Galerie Valentin, Paris, France, 2015

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« You Will find me If you Want me in the garden », curated by Domenico De Chirico, Galerie Valentin, Paris, France, 2015

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« You Will find me If you Want me in the garden », curated by Domenico De Chirico, Galerie Valentin, Paris, France, 2015

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« You Will find me If you Want me in the garden », curated by Domenico De Chirico, Galerie Valentin, Paris, France, 2015

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« You Will find me If you Want me in the garden », curated by Domenico De Chirico, Galerie Valentin, Paris, France, 2015

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« You Will find me If you Want me in the garden », curated by Domenico De Chirico, Galerie Valentin, Paris, France, 2015

Oeuvre-A

Alessandro Agudio , « Kaleenji », 2012, Resin, iron, toulipier wood, 110 x 40 x 40 cm

Oeuvre-B

Stefania Batoeva , « CX5791 », 2015, Oil on canvas, 230 x 180 cm

Oeuvre-C

Sol Calero , « Frutas », 2014, Oil on canvas, 130 x 102 cm

Oeuvre-D

Simon Dybboe Møller , « Sporting #3 », 2013, Spray concrete, mannequin, baseball bats, virgin wool, 187,5 x 70 x 67 cm

Oeuvre-E

Simon Dybbroe Møller , « The Drift », 2010, Video, sound, 7 mins, 20 secs

Oeuvre-F

Andrew Norman Wilson , « Invisibility-cloaked hand gestures in offshore financial », 2014, Video HD, 4 mins, 35 secs

Oeuvre-G

Carson Fisk-Vittori , « Sponsored by Aide, An, Asiaq, Dodola, Mari, Pakhet, Saranya, Tamar, Tempestas », 2015, Direct print on dibond, step and repaet patterns of logos , 122 x 183 cm

Oeuvre-H

Carson Fisk-Vittori , « Sponsored by Aide, An, Asiaq, Dodola, Mari, Pakhet, Saranya, Tamar, Tempestas », 2015, Direct print on dibond, step and repaet patterns of logos 122 x 183 cm

Oeuvre-I

Ditte Gantriis , « COMPANY», 2012, A-Print and Oil sticks on Poly Banner , 240 x 100 cm

Oeuvre-J

Ditte Gantriis , « COMPANY », 2012, A-Print and oil sticks on poly banner , 210 x 100cm

Oeuvre-K

Daniel Keller, « TED Talks Tag Cloud Coconuts », 2013, Mini mp3 player/speaker, audio loop (18 mins), coconut, 15 x 12 x 12 cm

Oeuvre-L

Spencer Longo, «  Mud Dynasty (Fennel and Flowers) », 2015, Mudjug portable spittoon, scented was, candied fennel, wick, 10,5 x 12, 5 cm

Oeuvre-M

Spencer Longo, « Mud Dynasty (Fennel and Fresh Laundry) », 2015, Mudjug portable spittoon, scented waw, candied fennel, wick, 10,5 x 12,5 cm

Oeuvre-N

Pakui Hardware , « The Metaphysics of the Runner », 2014, Synthetic fabric, acrylic paint, 160 x 150 cm

Oeuvre-O

Pakui Hardware , « The Metaphysics of the Runner », 2014, Synthetic fabric, acrylic paint, 160 x 150 cm

Oeuvre-P

Pakui Hardware, « Untitled (Porcelaine.Central Park) », 2013, Porcelain, 10 x 13 cm

Oeuvre-R

Matthew Smith , « Nectarine T-Shirt », 2015, T-Shirt, 76 x 88 x 10 cm

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Anna Virnich, «  Untitled (#24) », 2015, Nylon, duchess-silk, cotton on wooden stretch frame, 150 x 120 cm

All images © Sylvie Chan-Liat, Courtesy of the artists

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