Robert Rauschenberg
 
Jonathan Calm
 
Edwin Salmon
 
John Zissovici
 
Sam Tufnell
 
Bryan Christie
 
Suzanne Kammin
 
with Marcus Jansen
 
 

 

 

 

in THE INFINITE CONVERSATION

Opening: March 18, 2014  7-10pm

 

"…if design is merely an inducement to consume, then we must reject design; if architecture is merely the codifying of bourgeois model of ownership and society, then we must reject architecture; if architecture and town planning is merely the formalization of present unjust social divisions, then we must reject town planning and its cities…until all design activities are aimed towards meeting primary needs. Until then, design must disappear. We can live without architecture…”

Adolfo Natalini, Superstudio, 1971

 

"... One kills a man, one does violence to him; this has happened to all of us, either in act, or in speech, or as the result of an indifferent will; but presence always escapes the power that does violence. ... To the experience of violence there corresponds the evidence of the presence that escapes it. ... Presence is only presence at a distance, and this distance is absolute – that is, irreducible; that is, infinite..."

Maurice Blanchot, The Infinite Conversation, 1969

 

"Painting is the most intimate act of war"

Marcus Jansen, Future Ground, 2014

“…Whence the experience he had of presence. It is out of reach..."
Maurice Blanchot, The Infinite Conversation, 1969