Nicoline van Harskamp
Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor
Works by other artists
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# Kristof KINTERA
Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
Entre deux chaises, un livre
01/03/2014 - 07/09/2014
Tinguely Museum, Basel
11/06/2014 - 28/09/2014
# Mona VATAMANU & Florin TUDOR
MUHKA Antwerp, Belgium
25/10/2013 - 16/02/2014
New Museum, New York
Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module
22/01/2014 - 13/04/2014
Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
Something in Space Escapes Our Attempts at Surveying
22/02/2014 – 04/05/2014
# Nicoline VAN HARSKAMP
19th Biennale of Sydney
21/03/2014 - 09/06/2014
18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
# Elena BAJO
With Entheogenic Intent (Burn the Witch)
13/01/2014 - 28/03/2014
Federico Martinez Montoya
15/02/2014 - 29/03/2014
Opening Saturday 15/02/2014 - 2.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Performance by the artist from 4.00 pm to 21.00 pm
Federico Martinez Montoya, Forge Money (detail), 48 prints + 1 transferf, 2013
D+T Project is pleased to announce the first solo presentation in Europe of new works by Federico Martinez Montoya (Mexico, 1984). Through a variety of media his overall practice underlines the relations between the consumer dynamics and the significance of currencies along with the notion of labour.
The work of F. Martinez focuses on the concept of value and the various ways it can be revealed in multiple forms. The notion of labour and production are thus explored through the residues of these activities and the way they appear in everyday life. The artist’s actions similarly reveal absurdities: for example, Martinez acknowledges that often a product’s waste appears in larger volumes than the product itself. He also poetically accentuates the repetitiveness within the production process. Often F. Martinez aims to single out the most insignificant facts into main ideas within our society based on globalised economy and endless operating processes.
Within Martinez’s artworks, currency or money as objects undergo various interventions, which tend to displace their symbolic value into their status as a mere physical material. There is a strong relation to the idea that human activity is tied to production (time/physical effort) and that brings a physical destruction of the capital itself, which is represented by money. Sometimes, repetitive actions appear as the core idea of an artwork.
F. Martinez M. lives and works in Mexico City. His works has gained international attention through institutional shows such as the one at SOMA, Mexico City (2013); Art in odd Places, NYC (2012); Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2012); etc.
Federico Martinez Montoya, Spend Money, video 32'43'', 2013
Federico Martinez Montoya, Art41, video, 3'42'', 2012
Federico Martinez Montoya, Forge Money, animation, 1'34'', 2013