Where Monday is on Sunday
11-18 November 2011
Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Shaped Cinema (contact print nr.7), 2011.
Black and white lambda prints on Kodak paper, Ed.3+1AP, 40x50.
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam
Jean-Baptiste Maitre uses various strategies of presentation that compete with the mediation of art. Written means of communication such as articles, catalogues, images and films that show art forms are the artists’ working material. By reinterpreting other artists’ works from memory into a new medium (Dan Around) or editing a film following the protocol of historical paintings (Shaped Cinema), Maitre’s work engages with the intellectual and technical processes of the persistence of images in our collective cultural subconsciousness. In ‘Shaped Cinema’, several pages from a 1972 MOMA catalogue of Frank Stella’s Shaped Canvases and its critical text by William Rubin are reprinted onto 35mm Kodak film strips. The moving film thereby produces flickering images of the fragmented catalogue, resulting in the deconstruction of the discourse on Stella’s work.
Jean-Baptiste Maitre (b. 1978), lives and Works in Amsterdam
Martin van Zomeren
Prinsengracht 276 hs,
1016 HJ Amsterdam