Intelligentsia Gallery is delighted to present the group exhibition Hermeneutics of a Room including works by Meng Zhigang (Guilin, 1975), Simona Rota (Mäcin, 1979),Matjaz Tancic (Ljubljana, 1982), James Ronner (New York, 1979), and Camille Ayme (St Etienne, 1983).
Curated by Garcia Frankowski, the exhibition explores possible interpretations of the room as container of space, experiences, relationships, feelings, and identity. The room is understood as a vehicle to decipher the dialectical relationship with its occupants and observers. Through different mediums of action, each of the artists unveils hermeneutical tools. Intelligentsia Gallery, a room of sorts, gathers together a series of sculptures, paintings and photographs that inform our subjective awareness of the room as a container for the display and interaction of the works of art, while simultaneously revealing their role as containers of rooms.
The works displayed in ‘Hermeneutics of a Room’ develop perfunctory narratives that unfold by means of an interaction between the artist and the art work, between the observer and the subject of study. The room provides space for philosophical interrogation, as Meng Zhigang’s series Blank which paints spaces purged of furniture to leave room for self-reflection and introspective analysis. James Ronner questions the role of generic matter of post-industrial manufacture and art creation, by transforming objects of mass production into unique hand-crafted glass works usually associated with the domestication of space.
很高兴智先画廊能呈现这个名为“房间解释学”的群展，包括了蒙志刚（桂林，1974），Simona Rota (Mäcin, 1979)，James Ronner (纽约, 1979), and Camille Ayme (圣埃蒂安, 1983)的作品.