A CONSTRUCTED WORLD
Paris based artists A Constructed World have produced an extensive body of work over the past twenty-six years. The subject matter of their more recent work interrogates who is speaking and what can and cannot be said, made material through paintings, digital media, sculptures and paper installations. Their performances, activated by people, paintings, objects, speech, conversation, philosophical texts and music, attempt to counteract the narrowing discourses and tedious processes that pervade the space of culture and politics. They invite the company of others and have a close group of artists, writers, curators, art historians and philosophers they work with.
Performances have been commissioned by institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Nuit Blanche at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims; Paola Pivi’s Grrr Jamming Squeek, Sculpture International Rotterdam; and private situations including Case Chiuse by Paola Clerico, Turin / Milan; Marsèllaria, Milan, salon Jackie, Paris; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
Retrospective and survey exhibitions include A Dangerous Critical Present, Museo d’Arte Contemporea di Villa Croce, Genova; Based On A True Story, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne; Saisons Increase, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; and Increase Your Uncertainty, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.