Myriam Laplante | 15.10 – 5.11.2016
In caso di dubbio

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Are our convictions indisputable? Is our perception of things really objective? Are we afraid to topple our principles to see what lies behind them? Between certainty and suspicion there is doubt. The initial installation consists of a sitting room. The artist reads a book, quietly sitting in an armchair. There is one anomaly: the floor and the wall are inverted. The order of things will be upset and the role of objects will be subverted.

The final installation is the product of the performance tableau vivant: the inverted composition is a space for doubt representing a domestic scene, a photograph and a book to read: a study of the phenomenology of doubt in the post-material universe of contemporary performance art through a study of… The title, written around the perimeter of an imaginary circle emphasizes the concept of doubt. The book-object used in this performance/installation is a limited edition artist’s book. The video of the introductory performance-transformation will be visible in the gallery. Myriam Laplante is a Canadian artist born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She lives and works in Bevagna and Rome (Italy) in a state of permanent doubt. Over the years, she has shown her performances, installations, sculptures and photographs in numerous venues, from squats to museums in America, Europe and Asia. Her works are in the collections of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna and MACRO in Rome, in the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec), Musée national de la photographie, (Ottawa,Canada) and in major private collections.


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