ARCO Lisboa

18 May 2017 - 21 May 2017

Art ARCO Lisboa 2017,  Dürst Britt & Mayhew exhibited works by Alex Farrar, Lennart Lahuis and Alexandre Lavet focus on and play with various notions of emptiness, suspension and dislocation.

Alex Farrar’s (1986, UK) artistic practice concerns itself with biological remnants and dislocation. The biological remnants in question can be as commonplace as pieces of nails and eyelashes found in his studio. These human traces dislocated themselves from their original source and found an apparent end point in a certain space. This specific space however did not allow for natural perishment, as Farrar takes notice of the smallest particles surrounding him.

Lennart Lahuis’ (1986, NL) main artistic concern is the suspension of visual information. His deployment of very diverse materials and techniques results in works that seem to be in a constant state of transformation and try to slow down the immediate access to imagery and texts. At ARCO Lisboa he will show a work composed of words on stone tiles. These words appear when water is applied to the stones and slowly disappear as the water evaporates.

Alexandre Lavet’s (1988, FR) work plays with the idea of emptiness, disappearance and erasure. Under the apparent homogeneity of exhibition spaces lie the details that mark the uniqueness and specificity of each place. It is these elements that Lavet wants to bring to light, thereby making the viewer more aware of the environment surrounding him. His subtle interventions unobtrusively steer the viewer’s gaze away from obvious directions.


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