9 June - 9 September 2017
ARTIST : Debora Bolsoni
Curator: Claudia Rodriguez Ponga
(No names, but names) is the title of the main installation presented during Debora Bolsoni's first monographic exhibition in France. This work consists of several drawings, which could however be equally well perceived as sculptures. And it is precisely in this formal ambiguity that the poetics of the project is rooted.. (No names, but names) allows the public to circulate among the works, whose arrangement deliberately recalls a cemetery. Each of these pieces is composed of different mediums, between "dess-tures" and "sculp-ssins", and supported by a small cart, thus playing with the idea that these tombstones could, at any moment, roll away.
This pun refers to the potential arrangement of drawn silhouettes, which actually refer to a world of objects. These objects are tools that are often underestimated, taken for granted, and exist only to be put into action. It is these entities, these presences that Debora Bolsoni invokes in her work, as a kind of extension of the human body.
Two environments complete this installation by illustrating the importance of drawing in Debora Bolsoni's artistic practice: they stage her way of interpreting drawing as a spatial work, and the importance of the silhouette as a drawn motif, as a way of bringing vibrant, material entities to life (to quote directly Jane Bennett's work, Vibrant Matter), in order to activate them, to put them in motion before our eyes.
Claudia Rodriguez Ponga, curator of the exhibition
(No name, but names), drawing on waxed cardboard and trolleys, 80 x 55 x 5 cm, 2017
Production Drawing Lab Paris
© Debora Bolsoni