Les choses qui échappent
MARCOS AVILA FORERO

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Opening on Tuesday, October 17th from 6pm to 9pm
17.10 – 25.11.2017
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The Dohyang Lee Gallery welcomes you to the Nocturne des Galeries FIAC (Gallery Night)
on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH from 6pm to 10pm.




Les choses qui échappent (The things that slip away) imbue as much importance as those we understand or join together.

In Marcos Avila Forero’s work, the artwork does not dwell only inside the « print » he decides to show, whether it is a film, a photography or a sculpture. For the artist, the site, the times of detection, observation, and dialogue, with the search for archives, make an intimate preliminary and necessary documentary.

« My work exists first and foremost where I do it. »

The photographies selection that constitute the third individual exhibition of Marcos Avila Forero at the Dohyang Lee Gallery impersonates the sketchbook or notebook that often comes along with his artworks in his exhibitions. These are the material of the off – camera and mark it. For documentary or journalistic purposes, if the exposed portraits also tell about the backstage of their creation, they are, above all, a tool to understand and grasp the context the artist made Estenopeícas rurales, restitution of the memory (2015) in: the Colombian countryside and the homecoming after a long exile of the inhabitants engaged in an organised fight – armed or not – to defend their rights of land.

In this work, the artist examines a question the peace treaty signature with the FARC addresses with more acuity, nowadays. Thus, he displays artworks that match each other about Colombian farmers and their armed struggle as part of individual exhibitions like Les Choses qui vibrent at Grand Café in Saint Nazaire or collective exhibitions like Medellín, une histoire colombienne des années 1950 à aujourd’hui, in Abattoirs de Toulouse where he notably shows, a triptych of Estenopeícas rurales.

The snapshots of Les Choses qui Echappent mark the time of reunions, after the exile, between housings, their surroundings and those who make them live. The intimate time fixed on the film will become the object of a perspective reversal, and the creation of historical depth inside the series Estenopeícas rurales. The houses themselves certify the existence of those exiles that became like ghosts. The portraits exposed here testify of a retrieved presence for what the series tries to render the sporadic character. How to create and summon the history of an absence from the presence…

The eyes of time.

Marcos Avila Forero freezes here a moment to prepare an artwork that plays with different temporalities : that of the passed time and that which saw those abandoned places, that of the time of the absence, thus the time of reunions, and more the time of life and the time of death which saw times deteriorate, spoil themselves, and finally the temporality that gives birth again. The material of those analog shots itself – light and time – are also the subject they reveal. From the photography set presented in the Dohyang Lee Gallery, the artist turned the clocks back to see where the peasants came from, to tell them their stories he testifies for.

Claire Luna
collaboration with François Couder


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Marcos Avila Forero, Archive – Dignidad agraria, 
2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP

Archive – Don José escucha noticias en la radio, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP

Archive – Don Ramiro cultivando papa, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – Las herramientas, 
2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 60 x 50 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP

Archive – Parcelita futura, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 60 x 50 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – Pa’ donde vamos con la leche, 
2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP

Archive – Manos sobre la mesa, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 60 x 50 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – Rasgando musgo – casa recuperada, 
2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP. Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Marcos Avila Forero, Archive – Rasgando musgo – casa recuperada
, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – Casa perdida 1
, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP, edition de 15 + 3 EA
Archive – Casa perdida 2, 
2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – El guia – Cesitar
, 2017, digital color photography on baryta paper, 60 x 80 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – Doña Emérita cocinando
, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 60 x 50 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – Don Obdulio se va
, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 60 x 50 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP. Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Marcos Avila Forero, Archive – Casa perdida 1
, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – Casa perdida 2, 
2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – El guia – Cesitar
, 2017, digital color photography on baryta paper, 60 x 80 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – Càrcel Sumapaz
, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP. Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Marcos Avila Forero, Archive – Raspachin
, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP.
Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Marcos Avila Forero, Archive – Dignidad agraria, 
2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm,
edition of 15 + 3 AP

Archive – Don José escucha noticias en la radio, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm,
edition of 15 + 3 AP

Archive – Don Ramiro cultivando papa, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP.
Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Marcos Avila Forero, Archive – Pa’ donde vamos con la leche, 
2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm,
edition of 15 + 3 AP

Archive – Manos sobre la mesa, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 60 x 50 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP
Archive – Rasgando musgo – casa recuperada
, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP.
Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Marcos Avila Forero, Archive – Rasgando musgo – casa recuperada
, 2017, analog photography black and white on baryta paper, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 15 + 3 AP. Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Documentary archives for the project of the artist. Collection of the artist. Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Documentary archives for the project of the artist. Collection of the artist. Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Documentary archives for the project of the artist. Collection of the artist. Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Documentary archives for the project of the artist. Collection of the artist. Photo © Aurélien Mole


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Documentary archives for the project of the artist. Collection of the artist. Photo © Aurélien Mole


ARTISTS NEWS

MARCOS AVILA FORERO

57th Biennal of Venice
Curated by Christine Macel
13.05 – 26.11.2017
Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Medellín, une histoire colombienne
Curated by Nydia Gutierrez, Annabelle Tenèze and Valentin Rodriguez
29.09.2017 – 21.01.2018
Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Les choses qui vibrent
14.10.2017 – 08.01.2018
Le Grand Café, centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France

À la lisière du quotidien. Notes pour une autre histoire de la vidéo contemporaine en Colombie
Projections and lectures
01.12 – 02.12.2017
Jeu de Paume,Paris, France

Attaches

Curated by Claire Luna
07.12.2017 – 13.01.2018
Cité des Arts, Paris, France

ELISABETH S. CLARK

Book Concerto dans Ruins in Reverse
Performance
05.12.2017
London Contemporary Music Festival, Ambika P3, London, UK

Private Choices : 11 Collections Bruxelloises d’Art Contemporain
09.11.2017 – 27.05.2018
Centrale, Brussels, Belgium

CLARISSA BAUMANN

Les mains sans sommeil
Collective exhibition organised by the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès
24.11.2017 – 07.01.2018
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Les mains sans sommeil
Performances
23.11.2017 at 9 pm
07.12.2017 at 6 pm with Louise Leverd and Olavo Vianna
10.12.2017 at 6 pm
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

LOUIS CYPRIEN RIALS

Prix SAM 2017
Nomination of Louis Cyprien Rials
Prize awarding on 14.12.2017
SAM Projects, Paris, France

CHARLOTTE SEIDEL

Intérieurs
09.12 – 23.12.2017 et 09.01 – 27.01.2018
Dohyang Lee Gallery, Paris, France

NATALIA VILLANUEVA LINARES

Emergence: National Artists of Central Illinois
30.09.2017 – 13.01.2018
Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, IL, USA


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