ROCCO BERGER • GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER • MICKAËL MARCHAND • LORENZO SCOTTO DI LUZIO
PPP - GROUP SHOW
“PPP“ reflected on contemporary sculpture as an eventful engagement with the spatial production, performativity and socially charged materiality. By shifting the focus from sculpture approached as an object or outcome, to sculpture regarded as an expanded practice in motion, irreducible to a single instance providing a formal unity, the exhibition presents each of the artworks as a mutable spatiality.
Shaped by the interaction between the individual intentions of the artists and the general means of production and reproduction of social space, the contributions provided a contemplative mapping of particular social landscapes or private habitats, exposing the design of their access policies, or questioning their compatibility with the white cube environment and the art market in general.
The process of selectively registering the chaotic complexity of space and transforming the chosen sample into a formally masterful “spatiality of situation” displayed loose links with the aesthetic principals of minimalism and land art of the 1960-1970s. Equally, practices like creative appropriation of public space, or deliberate cultivation of intimate art-dilettantism as a private shelter from market-shaped culture, depicted the issues relevant to the present-day social plastic. The show was aware that it may have included overlapping territorial claims. There has always been a tension between seeing locality either as a site specific ready-made or as a site constantly under construction.