SÉBASTIEN DE GANAY NON-PLACES

30.11.2016 - 24.0´2.2017 Galerie Steinek, Wien


Non-Places, the title of our up-coming solo exhibition with Sébastien de Ganay is also the name of a new „Carton“ type of sculptures. About the words combination „Non-Places“, Sébastien de Ganay says „…This is a reference to this meeting part or tightly interlinked sectors of two cartons. The cartons seem to overlap into each other producing a traffic zone or meeting area which is difficult to define. Therefore the word non-place. ... This segment of the cartons embedding into each other creates a mysterious zone where the viewer tries desperately to make sense or take a decision about naming it. But this zone resists any rationalization of space. We are facing a dilemma because we confront the impossible task of identifying the place.“ Those thoughts are equally relevant considering Sébastien de Ganay´s practice as an artist. Exploring the texture of folded canvas in his early years, exhausting all possible shapes variations of a simple cardboard box, paying careful attention to processes of space organization and perception … this is how Sébastien de Ganay is delicately building an arborescent family of works challenging the major codes currently ruling and splitting the words of art, architecture and design. „Non-Places“ - the exhibition - will cross art pieces from different cycles like a.o. „Grids“, „Carton Conversation“, „Uncle Haim´s Slides“, „Non-Place“ - the sculptures - and „Folded Flat“ to expose Sébastien de Ganay´s favourite traffic and transfer zone between forms & meanings and their impacts on our daily life.




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