Gridded Fabric(ations) - Visual Imaginaries of the Grid 2020

Страна: Израиль

Город: Holon

Тезисы до: 15.11.2019

Даты: 12.05.20 — 13.05.20

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Организаторы: Vitrina Gallery & the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies


In everyday parlance and popular culture, the 'grid' has become an all-encompassing term, signifying the vast array of infrastructural and communication networks through which contemporary life is mediated and controlled in industrial and post-industrial societies.

In the visual arts, the structure of the grid has likewise provided a template for framing modernist aesthetic perceptions. Inspired by the experience of Piet Mondrian, art theorist Rosalind Krauss maintains that "it is safe to say that no form within the whole of modern aesthetic production has sustained itself so relentlessly while at the same time being so impervious to change."

From actor-network theory to the 'assemblage', the grid has been recast in terms of the ontologies of the ‘network’ or infrastructure, composed of circulating references, immutable mobiles and hybrid assemblages of a globalizing world. Hence, there is no single essence of the grid. It is not an eternal form that maintains its regularity and continuity throughout the ages. Rather, the grid is simultaneously multiplicity and repetition, difference and uniformity.


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