Fontenay-Aux-Roses by Pablo Pijnappel

2nd March – 17th March 2012

Reading Complex Act III – The Plausible

Curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk and Catherine Y. Serrano

I like to see the making of my stories, in essence, as investigations about stories where the product is like a forensics analysis: areas get fenced out to be examined, and evidence is removed from where conclusions can be drawn, but it leaves the connecting of the dots entirely to the viewer – who becomes the de facto investigator.

Pablo Pijnappel, Berlin, 2011

Reading Complex Act III – The Plausible dissects the well-known platitude ‘seeing is believing’. This act takes the shape of a solo presentation in which the work Fontenay-aux-Roses by Pablo Pijnappel forms the central point of the exhibition. Fontenay-aux-Roses, a cinematic work comprised of projected black and white slides accompanied by audio narration, complicates the ways in which we consume, i.e. believe, the truths of an image and the stories that exist within them.

Reading Complex

Reading Complex is a curatorial project initiated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk and Catherine Y. Serrano, supported by the MA Course Curating the Contemporary at the London Metropolitan University, delivered in conjunction with the Whitechapel Gallery. The project and its programmes investigate the notion of reading through the introduction of a variety of conditions and configurations. Reading Complex forms both the overarching title and leitmotiv for a research platform and a programme of exhibition projects as a temporary accumulative function and installment considering, showing and engaging with the ever-changing, but palpable nexus between viewer-reader and image-text. The programme will take place over five acts between March and June 2012 at various locations in London.

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Particular thanks are due to Galerie Juliette Jongma and and Rice for their support in realising this exhibition.

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Pablo Pijnappel, Fontenay-aux-Roses, 2008 – 2010
79 35mm b/w slides, sound
Pijnappel installation
Pablo Pijnappel, Fontenay-aux-Roses, 2008 – 2010
79 35mm b/w slides, sound
Pijnappel roses iii
Pablo Pijnappel, Fontenay-aux-Roses, 2008 – 2010
79 35mm b/w slides, sound
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Pablo Pijnappel, Fontenay-aux-Roses, 2008 – 2010
79 35mm b/w slides, sound