Vito Acconci | Yuji Agematsu | Lutz Bacher | Nanni Balestrini | Jordan Belson | Jason Benson | Nicolas Ceccaldi | Olga Chernysheva | Cindie Cheung | Francisco Cordero-Oceguera | Dunne and Raby | Horacio Garcia-Rossi | Yngve Holen | Alain Jacquet | Jean-Paul Jungmann | Morag Keil | Quasar Khanh | Sam Lipp | Emanuele Marcuccio | Erin Jane Nelson | Puppies Puppies | Aldo Rossi | Lisa Ruyter | Hayley Silverman | Michael E. Smith | Zhou Tao | Zoe Zenghelis


System of a Down | Organised by Francisco Cordero-Oceguera, Michele D'Aurizio, Emanuele Marcuccio, Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou


12th September - 17th October 2015

The exhibition System of a Down gathers together 43 art works, by 27 artists, from different nationalities, generations and cultural backgrounds. It was mounted between the 7th and the 11th of September 2015.

The first intervention in the space involved tracing a grid which contrasts with the gallery’s architecture. The grid imagines a modernist development of Dublin based on the model of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The intersection of the grid with the gallery’s floor plan produced areas that the exhibition organizers named ‘rooms’.

At a later stage, a number of display devices were brought into the space: spotlights, scaffolding, a projection screen, monitors and projectors. The installation proceeded through conversations between the organisers in the attempt to envision meaningful clusters of artworks in each room.

Parameters such as the medium of the works, their aesthetic concerns and the socio-cultural message they convey led the decision-making process, along with the inevitable aesthetic sensibilities of each of the organisers. In this way, System of a Down presents itself as a site for compromise rather than agreement, contingency rather than speculation, disorder rather than order, subjugating the exhibition making process to the entropic forces that rule our world.

Alain Jacquet
Death of a salesman (Mort d’un commis-voyager), 1998
Acrylic on canvas, metallic frame, and suitcase
240 x 240 cm

Aldo Rossi
Teatro del Mundo, 1979
Architectural model
19.5 x 14.5 x 13 cm

Cindie Cheung
Wireless Drawing, 2015
Permanent marker on photo paper
29.7 x 21 cm

Michael E Smith
Untitled, 2014
Sweatpants, plastic
39.5 x 47.5 x 33 cm

Michael E Smith
Untitled, 2014
Helmet shell, rubber
20.5 x 20.5 x 25.5cm

Zoe Zenghelis
Park Citroen-Cevennes, (O.M.A’s unrealized project for an architecture competition in Paris), 1985
Mixed media on paper
90 x 120 cm

Zoe Zenghelis
Park de la Vilette, (O.M.A’s unrealized project for an architecture competition in Paris), 1982
Mixed media on paper
57 x 90 cm

Zhou Tao
Blue and Red, 2014
Digital video
Dimensions variable

Yuji Agematsu
Table Work 2011-2014, 2011-2014
Mixed media, douglas fir, cork, acrylic paint
27.94 x 59.69 x 60.33 cm

Yngve HolenParasagittal Brain, 2014
Watercut watercooler in two parts
147 x 37 x 15 cm each

Vito Acconci
Collision House, 1981
Mixed media on paper
31 x 28 cm

Vito Acconci
Birth of a Car / Birth of the Boat, 1988
Mixed media on paper
65 x 28 cm

Vito Acconci
Peeling House, 1981
Mixed media on paper
28 x 78 cm

Sam Lipp
Looking, 2015
Acrylic and inkjet on canvas
46 x 30.5 cm

Sam Lipp
Knowing, 2012
Mixed media in bag with eye and menthol cigarettes
Dimensions variable

Quasar KhanhPouf, 1968
Vinyl
70 x 70 x 35 cm

Quasar Khanh
Long Chair, 1968
Vinyl
170 x 75 x 62 cm

Quasar Khanh
Long Chair, 1968
Vinyl
170 x 75 x 62 cm

Quasar Khanh
Aerospace Catalogue I, 1968
Printed paper
60 x 50 cm

Quasar Khanh
Aerospace Catalogue I, 1968
Printed paper
60 x 50 cm

Quasar Khanh
Aerospace Catalogue I, 1968
Printed paper
60 x 50 cm

Quasar Khanh
Aerospace Catalogue I, 1968
Printed paper
60 x 50 cm

Quasar Khanh
Ceiling Light, 1968
Vinyl
90 x 90 x 35 cm

Puppies PuppiesThe Vagrant (bootleg of Darren Bader), 2015
Youtube-streamed digital video
Dimensions variable

Olga Chernysheva
High Road No. 8. (4), 2007
Optical silver gelatin fiber print
100 x 150 cm
Edition of 3

Nanni Balestrini
Tristanoil, 2011
Digital video
60 minutes (excerpt)

Morag Keil and Nicolas Ceccaldi
Garbage World, 2010
Fake birds, garbage, bin, foamboard mazes
Dimensions variable

Morag Keil
Bags, 2011
Bags, paper shoes, garbage, sledge, chains
100 x 50 x 50 cm

Lutz Bacher
Bear 2, 2012
Carved wood, paint
61 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Lisa Ruyter
Russell lee: Lotfull of scrap iron, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
, 2015
Acrylic on canvas
180 x 250 cm

Jean-Paul Jungmann
Aeroland, 1968
Digital projection
Dimensions variable

Jason Benson and Erin Jane Nelson
Bpuschy2, 2015
Porcelain horse head, emphatically woven junk, and LED Christmas lamppost
132 x 15 x 15 cm

Jason Benson and Erin Jane Nelson
Bpuschy1, 2015
Porcelain horse head, emphatically woven junk, and LED Christmas lamppost
132 x 15 x 15 cm

Horacio Garcia-Rossi
Couleur-Lumiere, 1998
Gouache on paper
20 x 20 cm

Hayley Silverman
Understanding, 2014
Ceramic bowl, polyurethane food ingredients (mussels, noodles), figurine
20 x 20 x 20 cm

Hayley Silverman
Tolerance, 2015
Ceramic bowl, polyurethane food ingredients, donkey and room figurines
16 x 21.5 x 21.5 cm

Hayley Silverman
Respect, 2015
Ceramic, polyurethane food ingredients, and figurine
16 x 23 x 23 cm

Hayley Silverman
Modesty, 2015
Ceramic bowl, polyurethane food ingredients (beef, noodles), epoxy resin, tin can, barrel, bottle, guns, clockhands, spider figurines
20 x 10 x 20 cm

Hayley Silverman
Hospitality, 2015
Ceramic bowl, polyurethane food ingredients (radishes, green peppers), epoxy resin, hedgehog, man and child figurine
20 x 10 x 20 cm

Hayley Silverman
Fortitude (cold/wet), 2015
Ceramic bowl, polyurethane food ingredients (snap peas, carrots, tomato), epoxy resin, miner figurines
20 x 20 x 20 cm

Francisco Cordero-Oceguera
No other world (The Opening), 2015
CCTV footage, YouTube playlist, and office
Dimension variable

Emanuele Marcuccio
EM, 2015
Powder-coated steel and aluminum
130 x 95 cm

Emanuele Marcuccio
EM, 2015
Powder-coated steel and aluminum
130 x 95 cm

Emanuele Marcuccio
EM, 2015
Powder-coated steel and aluminum
130 x 95 cm

Emanuele Marcuccio
EM, 2015
Powder-coated steel and aluminum
130 x 95 cm

Dunne & Raby
The Faraday Chair, 2015
Digital print on lightbox
105 x 75 x 2.5 cm

Jordan Belson
Chakra, 1972
Digital video and sound
5 minutes and 23 seconds

 

Courtesy of Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles