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The Form of Decay (Thinging part VI) + book launch - Nicolás Lamas

Project Spaces P/////AKT

Zeeburgerpad 53
1019 AB Amsterdam
+31 (0)6 54270879

Open Thu - Sun / 14-18 hrs (during exhibitions)

Event 18 Nov

Time 18 Nov, 20-0 hrs


Nicolás Lamas, 2017

Nicolás Lamas’ work derives from an interest in constructing material interactions, frictions, attractions and repulsions, dichotomies between the similar and the incompatible, between vacuum and matter. Most of his projects focus on examining notions of stability and order by distorting the logics of perception through objects and materials that somehow don’t belong together, constantly arranging a notion of knowledge that escapes systemic procedures.

For his exhibition at P/////AKT he reflects on the transitory condition of matter as embedded in a system of ephemeral and divergent relations. The artist has taken the exhibition space to build an ambience of wild connotations that shows his interest in visceral materiality.

The exhibition is a frozen production site where man-made elements, organic materials and mass-produced objects have been simultaneously choreographed in order to echo an outdoor potentiality that exists beyond the exhibition’s limits. When one moves through the space becomes aware of the entangled processes that constitute this project. Matter is here an alibi that allows the viewer to address transience as intrinsic to the general state of things, in which notions of danger, uncertainty and predation become apparent.

The project was developed in dialogue with Alejandro Alonso Díaz

Book launch: Nicolás Lamas - The Attraction of the Mountains, published by Posture Editions
20 hrs, doors open 19.30 hrs
A talk with Alejandro Alonso Díaz, Nicolás Lamas and Bori Borbala Soos

Nicolás Lamas (Lima, 1980) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Recent solo exhibitions include: Todo objeto es un espacio temporal, Fundació Joan Miró, Ocaso, Galería Lucía de la Puente, Loss of symmetry, Loods 12, The structure of the wild, Brand New Gallery, Dysfunctional links, Meessen De Clercq, Potential remains, DASH. Configuraciones, Lucía de la Puente, The value of formlessness, Sabot.



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