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米歇尔 鲁芙娜

Evolution

Rovner, Michal Mechanism, 2018. video projection, dimensions variable.

Rovner, Michal Mechanism, 2018. video projection, dimensions variable.

Rovner, Michal Mapping, 2018. LCD screen and video, 57-1/8" × 32-5/8" × 3-3/8" (145.1 cm × 82.9 cm × 8.6 cm).

Rovner, Michal Mapping, 2018. LCD screen and video, 57-1/8" × 32-5/8" × 3-3/8" (145.1 cm × 82.9 cm × 8.6 cm).
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About 米歇尔 鲁芙娜

米歇·鲁芙娜(b. 1957,以色列)目前生活,工作在纽约和以色列的一个农场。鲁芙娜通过她的视频创作、 雕塑以及装置在诗意的氛围与政治的角逐之间创造了联系。在她的作品中,大群人物跟着节奏或整齐或无序地运动,形成了一种新的语言方式。她的作品中关于时间与人类状态的创作触及了考古学和科技的范畴。鲁芙娜的作品在全世界超过五十次个人展览中展出,其中包括职业中期在纽约惠特尼美术馆的回顾展和2011 年在巴黎卢浮宫的展览“历史”。她创作的其他特定场地的视频装置包括:1997 年泰特美术馆的“共同利益”,2012 年都灵里沃利城堡的“时间裂缝”。佩斯画廊自从2003 年开始代理鲁芙娜。
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Press Release

  • Evolution

    Geneva—Pace is honoured to present the gallery’s first exhibition of Michal Rovner’s work in Geneva, at Quai des Bergues, from 30 January to 18 April 2019. The exhibition will feature recent works and follow its 2018 presentation at Pace NY. The exhibition will reflect on the theme of evolution in the representations of text.

    Since first showcasing her video work at her Whitney Museum of American Art retrospective in 2002, Rovner has pioneered the use of the moving image as a non-narrative, non-cinematic medium for the creation of painterly images and installations which, like painting and sculpture, conjure the timeless realities in a way the narrative arts cannot. Since her landmark exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2003, Rovner has expanded her innovations in many directions, backward, into the historical realm defined by the ancient stones she used as both medium and context; and forward into technological systems that allow for novel expression of her imagery.

    In her oeuvre, Rovner records elements from different places and erases visual information, obscuring specifics of time and place through gestural, abstract qualities and creating a narrative with universal threads.

    In Rovner’s return to her unique, abstracted language, which consists of duplicated patterns of human movements, she has intensified this visual language. The human figures have lost basic contours, to the point that their humanity becomes difficult to identify. The movement, which apparently repeats itself, has become wilder. The lines, structures and patterns change more rapidly and recall a sense of urgency and warning that permeate our world.

    "Across the works in the exhibition, Rovner presents us with the evolution of hieroglyphic-like, narrative-less 'texts.' At first, they are much more representative, clearer, relatively stable; then they become more rapid, fleeting, hard to grasp, ambiguous, alluding to the intensity and communication overload of a reality that allows us to see everything, from the electronic innards of a computer to brain synapses, a reality of barcodes, control panels, matrix charts, microchips, and the like. While the lines of text still invariably feature human figures, human signs and gestures; reading them is becoming harder and harder. In the end, only the writing remains, as a signifier without the signified, striving to be seen, to sparkle, flash, stand out, as if the ultimate representation of human consciousness is signalling for help." - Yoram Verete.

    In Mechanism (2018), one of the central pieces of the exhibition, a massive amount of tiny human figures rotate like a cogwheel, becoming part of a large mechanism. "We, ourselves are becoming almost like microchips in a big system, a mechanism of the future" - Michal Rovner

    Evolution presented at Pace will coincide with Michal Rovner: Dislocation, an exhibition presented at Espace Muraille in Geneva and curated by Laurence Dreyfus.

    In 2019, the artist will inaugurate a new large-scale public artwork installed in London’s Canary Wharf Crossrail station. It is commissioned by the Canary Wharf Group and the City of London Corporation.

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