The Garden of Forking Paths
Lara Almarcegui, Jordi Colomer et Guillaume Leblon
Curatorship: Claire Le Restif
The Garden of Forking Paths is more a temporally (rather than spatially) labyrinthine story written by Borges. The exhibition is built on things which the city of Istanbul brings to my mind: a temporal labyrinth, feeding channels, layers, entropy. I chose to invite three artists whose works centralize around the premises of entropy, exposure, excavation, loss, recording, and critique.
Lara Almarcegui (born in 1972) is an artist who is interested in «time gaps» surrounding cities or suburban towns that are in oblivion or that are just starting to gain some life of their own.
Currently working on a project regarding urban architecture, Jordi Colomer (born in 1962) is a follower of deviating paths that have the ability to allow for the intervention of coincidence.
The temporal nature of Guillaume Leblon’s (born in 1971) works situates them in an imperceptible space between past and future. He uses the omnipresent archetypal elements of both creation and destruction: earth, water, and fire.