Wednesday 27 April 2011
CYPRIEN GAILLARD- Urban Romanticism
…the (real) Site and the (reconstructed) Non-Site (at times exhibited in a gallery) enter into a dialectic relationship. The Non-Site is not the opposite of the Site, but rather its abstract equivalent, its enantiomorph.
The borders between fiction and reality, nature and artefact disappear.
The entropic spreading out like Smithson’s frequently cited desert landscape generates an all-encompassing sameness, but at the same time enables a reappraisal of our cultural memory and the architecture of post-war modernity.
Folie, S. 2009 Modernism as a ruin : an archaeology of the present Nürnberg: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2009.