Fall In


In Collaboration with the Blackwood Gallery

October 26 – December 13, 2009

Curated by Christof Migone

The search for descent is not the erecting of foundations: on the contrary, it disturbs what was previously considered immobile; it fragments what was thought unified; it shows the heterogeneity of what was imagined consistent with itself.
– Michel Foucault

Photo credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Fall In follows Fall Out, literally. For Fall In, nine artists have been invited to produce works in response to the works presented in Fall Out. The works will be featured alongside the ‘original’ works. The two exhibitions are thus entwined in a chain reaction. As the dominos fall, an immediate genealogy emerges. Causation is repeatedly retriggered and thus the components combine to form the basic ingredients of a history: a word is added to the preceding one and by cumulative inertia both soon become a sentence, a paragraph, a chapter, a book. To fall, and then to fall farther. But also to fall in, as in inward, inside the Fall Out works. To actualize and further the linkages, the Fall In works employ a plethora of strategies, some subtle and delicate, others loud and invasive. They integrate the work by disintegrating its imagined consistency (Foucault). Thereby each of the works is forced to extend beyond itself. The exhibitions respond to each other and consequently aggregate. They suggest a conversation that will go on and on, Fall Out to Fall In to Fall Through to Fall From to Fall To to Fall With to Fall Under, and on.

The pairings:

Annie Onyi Cheung will respond to the work of Simone Jones
Sophie Bélair Clément will respond to the work of Tom Sherman
Gillian Collyer will respond to the work of Kristiina Lahde
Zev Farber will respond to the work of Valerian Maly
Alison S.M. Kobayashi will respond to the work of Paul Litherland
Ryan Park will respond to the work of Erika Keirulf
Roula Partheniou will respond to the work of Zilvinas Kempinas
Josh Schwebel will respond to the work of Robyn Cumming
Josh Thorpe will respond to the work of Don Simmons