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Cosmographia (Gorée Island), 2015 by David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin is now online on Marina Abramovic Institute.  Cosmographia is a mad and monumental piece that physically archives the contradictory reality of the island to better organise its kidnapping. Lire la suite…

 

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From 12th March to 18th April 2015, Albert Baronian will exhibit [i land], a new series of works by the young French-Belgian duo David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin whose radical and brilliant minimalism once again delineates confinement and waiting. A barely sketched outline or a contrario carefully mapped in the true, concrete and frightening sense of the term with Cosmographia (Gorée Island), 2015. A mad and monumental piece that physically archives the contradictory reality of the island to better organise its kidnapping. Synonymous with tourist escape in the 20th century, the island is primarily a desolate, deserted and cut-off place. A small prison territory, used as such to exclude undesirables, store them like more or less dangerous or perishable merchandise according to the times. Alcatraz, St Hélène and Gorée comprise a geographical and symbolic corpus with a double meaning, between evasion and confinement, that Brognon & Rollin decided to go and really trace out full-scale in situ, starting with Gorée (Senegal). An island that is a symbol of the trafficking and imprisonment of men by mankind, Gorée is home to the House of Slaves. Centimetre by centimetre, spanning more than 6 days, the 3km outline of the island was reproduced on paper, put in envelopes and sent to Brussels to be stored and classified, using an archive system chosen by the artists: a total of more than 3,000 geographical fragments and prison escapees before being reincarcerated and sealed in a merciless stainless steel shelving unit. Alongside Cosmographia (Gorée Island), five new pieces will be presented at the Albert Baronian Gallery around the young duo’s obsessions. Watch this space. Lire la suite…

 

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The title Sleeping in a City that Never Wakes up sounds like a warning: the solo exhibition by artists David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin plunges FRAC Poitou-Charentes from 14th March to 7th September 2014  into a nocturnal atmosphere, a world in which time seems to stand still. Through a play on double meanings and increasing references, visitors find themselves surrounded by an ambiguous combination of individual memories and social convention. Work by these young artists has been present in the FRAC collection since 2008. Their raw material based on society is often marginal, including the recurring themes of confinement and control. They compare systems of confinement with their own systems refracting reality, prisms customized to stimulate ephemeral minimalist rainbows in scathing poetry. Lire la suite…

 

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David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin win best Pirelli Solo Show. The solo shows present work by established and upcoming artists and are spread throughout the 2 halls of the fair. Galleries have the opportunity to make a distinctive statement by presenting one specific project by an individual artist. This gives the visitor the opportunity to discover the work of an artist at greater depth. David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin lives between Paris and Luxembourg. Their raw material based on society is often marginal, including the recurring themes of confinement and control. They compare systems of confinement with their own systems refracting reality, prisms customized to stimulate ephemeral minimalist rainbows in scathing poetry. Lire la suite…

 
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