wednesday 26 april – opening 7>10pm
Nicolás Lamas (Peru/B)
Three chapters of a meaningless story
action/installation, première, production Tripla/Xing/Live Arts Week
(open until 15 May, 24/7)
Three chapters of a meaningless story is a special project at Tripla for Live Arts Week, in which Nicolás Lamas proposes several encounters and material dialogues between different elements associated with commercial showcases and the representation of nature though dioramas. In this way, the artist presents a hybrid space where a series of industrial and natural objects create an open system activated by different kind of associations, establishing other ways to perceive, interact and understand the nature of things, not only during the installation process but also throughout the exhibition time. Tripla’s team will periodically provide different actions where objects will find new forms, functions and ways of organization within the limits of this action space, thus creating chapters or acts from a story that has not been yet written and has no fixed meaning, and putting the work out of the control of his author by other artists intervention.
Nicolás Lamas, visual artist born in Lima, Peru, lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. His work constantly revolves around the interaction between things, where they coexist and create other kind of associations, exchanges and potential combinations without established rules. His artistic research can be seen as a series of speculative exercises where everything is part of a cyclical process of transmission of information and energy. It is important to think of Lamas’ practice as the result of a production process in constant flux; where intuition, chance, play and physical processes determine his connection with objects and images within specific contexts. Through different methodologies of research and production, several ideas take specific states and forms in each project. This generates a heterogeneous and changing body of work with multiple layers of reference and meaning. A system where things create complexity through other logics and everything fluctuates between order and chaos. Lamas’ most recent solo exhibitions include: Todo objeto es un espacio temporal, Fundació Joan Miró, Loss of symmetry, Loods 12, The structure of the wild, Brand New Gallery, Dysfunctional links, Meessen De Clercq, Potential remains, DASH, Configuraciones, Lucía de la Puente, The value of formlessness, Sabot. He has taken part in numerous group exhibitions, most notably: Notes on our equilibrium, CAB Art Center, Du verb a la comunication. Museé Carré d’Art, A.N.T.H.R.O.P.O.C.E.N.E, Meessen De Clercq, Listen to the Stones, think like a mountain, Tatjana Pieters, Presque la même chose, Kunsthalle Mullhouse, Principio de incertidumbre, The Goma, Fotografía después de la fotografía, Bienal de fotografía de Lima, MAC, The part in the story where a part become a part of something else, Witte de With.