Paris: Robert Szczerbowski
March 21 - April 27
“WHAT THEY CALL MY SHADOW HERE ON EARTH IS MY TRUE SUBSTANCE”
Artists: Robert Szczerbowski, Anna Sophie Berger, Jochen Lempert, Luzie Meyer, Olivier Mosset, Jessica Warboys
Methinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of Life and Death. Methinks that what they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance. Methinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun through the water, and thinking that thick water the thinnest of air. Herman Melville
This exhibition borrows its title from Moby Dick and was inspired by Clément Rosset’s book The Real and Its Double. Rosset’s thesis takes on the question of people’s natural ability to sidestep and bypass reality when they find it unpleasant or uncanny.The works presented here question our conditional acceptance of the real.