Double V, Marseille, Paris & Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca - Dialogue -
Marian Garrido & Alice Guittard
In a context where the affirmation of the place of women in society and in the field of contemporary art remains a battle to be fought, the two galleries are pleased to present a duo show composed of two women artists with singular practices, in order to shed light on the young women’s art scene, with as much joy as seriousness, from Paris to Palma de Mallorca via Marseille. The two artists will each present a series of recent works produced for the occasion.
The construction of the story analyzed through the interweaving of narratives that go beyond temporal space limits is one of the thematic axes that define the projects of Marian Garrido and Alice Guittard. On the one hand, Marian Garrido works in the environment of the links between magic and science, proposing the recovery of lost knowledges, the symbolic dimensions of the story constructed through the historical collapse and its contingency by means of several convergent narrative threads, as well as with the technology/tool relationship and how it modifies culture through aesthetic wear. In this sense, and recovering the title of her last solo exhibition at the Fran Reus Gallery, for Marian Garrido, time is a wonderful material; flexible and elastic like Spandex Lycra and it embraces a viscous-slime social condition. These concepts are materially transformed into installations that incorporate technological, viscous and malleable materials as well as resins that act as fossils of an extinct accelerated consumer society.
Conceiving time in relation to the collective memory and the viewer, Alice Guittard prefers tangible results, imaginary solutions and paths traced at the crossroads of it. Her work questions the notion of exhibition by revealing the lower part of creation and production, playing with space-time drift. For her, exhibition rhymes with expedition. Her desire to go beyond the limits of the exhibition, each time inventing another format, another language, is a way of creating surprising analogies in the observer. It is through editions, photographs, videos, sculptures and experiments that Alice Guittard derives from one story to another, revealing in fragments the elements that constitute her investigation. In her installations, the visitor then becomes an actor in a framed but not limited reality. Drifting through space, she becomes the narrator of a future scenario. In addition, her installations are never the culmination of a project, but simply a step. Projects are expanded, counted, shared, stopped, and then resumed.