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Evident in Advance

Artist
Dénes Farkas
Price
$48.00
Date
2016
Publisher
Sternberg Press
Format
Artists' Books
Size
15.5 × 25.5 × 1.5 cm
Length
196 pp
Genre
Contemporary Art
Description

“If I don’t trust this evidence why should I trust any evidence?,” Wittgenstein asked himself in “On Certainty.” Dénes Farkas’s work is haunted by a drama of not delivering a trust to a singular evidence of this world: a world as he found it. Hysterically reproduced paper maquettes of choreographed architecture, imprisoned within a clumsy, photographic frame, are abstract shelters for imagined and unspoken texts. Words are characters in performance of a world as a text.

As a proposition, Farkas’s exhibition and publication for the Estonian Pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 is “an absent book” and yet “the book to come.” The installation is a piece of spatial, rhythmical writing; a quintet of interiors woven of autonomous though intertwined, poetic fragments of quasi-domestic setting: a library, a garden, an absent cinema, a spatial book, an obsession chamber (a locus of deranged architect and non-writer). “A story? No. No stories, never again,” Farkas repeats after Maurice Blanchot, while rehearsing his art of ultimate denial and rejection.

Copublished with the Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia
Design by Zak Group

With texts by Adriana Cavarero, Maurice Blanchot, Bruce Duffy, Markus Miessen, Daniele Monticelli

Edited by Adam Budak

Perfect-bound, softcover, b&w

  1. Evident in Advance
 

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