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MEANWHILE… | MYRIAM LAPLANTE

Nuova Galleria Morone presents Myriam Laplante’s solo exhibition Meanwhile…., an installation that investigates the passage of time.

Time is one of the most complex dimensions of our existence, we can metaphorically define it as the invisible space containing the sequence of events in our lives. At times it never seems to pass, other times it seems to fly. The only certainty is that it flows inexorably for everyone.
Seneca said: ‘Nothing lasts forever, few things even last for long: all are susceptible of decay in one way or another; moreover all that begins also ends.’

Meanwhile, we are sitting on a bench, watching time go by, the time that shapes us. Nothing is final. Everything is transitory and subject to renewal, indefinitely.
The core of the installation is a crow perched on a branch sticking out of the wall, above a mountain of droppings. A small, rather gloomy room is the site of a security office that monitors the activity taking place in four mysterious rooms located elsewhere.
Various small sculptures and canvases (depicting fragments of tattoos that covered the body of a deceased friend) scattered throughout the gallery offer a reflection on the passage of time, the immensity of space and the brief nature of life.

Myriam Laplante is a Canadian artist born in Bangladesh. She currently lives and works in Bevagna (PG) in a state of permanent doubt.
Her work – performance, installation, video, painting, sculpture, drawings, etc – is an absurd and cynical, melancholic and perturbing parody of the world that stems from a bizarre and fantastic iconography.
She has been working with the performance collective Black Market International since 2001. Her works have been shown extensively in squats, galleries and museums in Europe, North America and Asia and are included in the collections of prestigious public spaces such as the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna and MACRO in Rome, Museo Ettore Fico in Turin, the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, the Musée National de la Photographie (Ottawa, Canada), the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington) as well as numerous international private collections.

OPENING:
07 september 2021
DATES:
07.09 | 15.10.2021
Category:
Exhibitions, Past
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