UN VOYAGE IMMOBILE

Helene Gerster

  • Un voyage immobile
  • Un voyage immobile
  • Un voyage immobile

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Between mind and city

Cross the threshold into the unexpected. Beyond this point lies a mental journey that begins as a stroll and ends in abstraction, a journey propelled and compelled by Hélène Gerster’s stirring sequence of images.

A hidden X, embroidered on a map, printed on a napkin, marks the start and finish of the journey. Between these two selfsame points exist views and spaces that appear incongruous, but that trace the artist’s mental progression. To understand the meaning of the pieces displayed en route, we must employ steganography [1], to draw out what hides in the visible image. From the diaphanous room dividers made of nylon filament, to a variety of standalone pieces, the exhibition projects the artist’s weblike process, spinning together maps, texts, drawings, diagrams, photos and other objects, both casual and deliberate. Linking the unexpected elements of this collection is a structure – alternatively skeletal and fleshy, woody and leafy – that is always ornamental and graphic.

The “Gersterian city” and, by abstraction, the “Gersterian labyrinth,” comprise both objects and words, reflecting the artist’s fundamental expressions: shaping quality materials; savouring words on a page. Her pieces reproduce in three dimensions her exploration of the “labyrinth” by which she interprets her “city.”

Original text by Laura Györik Costas

Curator at Centre d’art contemporain of Geneva and Freelance Curator

Translation from French to English by Kris Terauds

[1] Steganography: The art and science of writing hiddenmessages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and the intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message.

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Helene Gerster

Past Exhibitions 2012 Top top

  • 21/10/2011
    NON SIAMO ANCORA STATI SALVATI
    Pietro Ruffo

    Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery, in collaboration with Paolo Maistri, presents the first solo show in Spain of Pietro…
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  • 21/06/2012
    THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE INVISIBLE
    Andrea Galvani William Lamson

    The Architecture of the Invisible brings together a set of photographic and audiovisual works…
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  • 19/04/2012
    UN VOYAGE IMMOBILE
    Helene Gerster

    Between mind and city

    Cross the threshold into the unexpected. Beyond this point lies…
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  • 19/01/2012
    KAC: ALBA & EDUNIA
    Eduardo Kac

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery is proud to present Quo Artis Foundation, created by the gallery to promote…
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  • 05/10/2012
    BEHIND THE PORTRAIT
    Group show

    Behind, Before and Around Portraiture

    Portraiture, like landscape, was much more than a traditional…
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Past Exhibitions 2011 Top top

  • 3/12/2010
    CONTIGUITY
    Santiago Rogado

    The work of Giacomo Santiago Rogado, eminently pictorial, consists of a study of contrasts; contrasts between the… Read ›

  • 28/04/2011
    NO ONE WANTS TO BE PART OF A FICTION, AND EVEN LESS SO IF THAT FICTION IS REAL
    Andrea Nacach

    "No one wants to be part of a fiction, and even less so if that fiction is… Read ›

  • 10/06/2011
    CTRL ALT HOME
    Hugo Orlandini

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the latest works by Hugo Orlandini (1974), a Cuban artist based in… Read ›

Past Exhibitions 2010 Top top

  • 9/09/2010
    SCALE FEELING
    Vitaly Pushnitsky

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the work of Vitaly Pushnitsky, a Russian artist who lives in St.…
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  • 3/06/2010
    PLAYING IN TIME OF CRISIS

    Derivart were born in 2004 in Barcelona, with the interest in exploring the intersection between…
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  • 12/05/2010
    S.A.D. CO THE BLIND CASTLE
    Tomás Ochoa

    With the exhibition S.A.D. Co The Blind Castle by Tomás Ochoa, Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery…
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  • 09/04/2010
    DES·UBICADOS
    Maider López Miguel Trillo Evru

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents Des·ubicados (Out of place) , show of photography, drawing, sculpture and video. In this selection…
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