À l’endroit et à l’envers du temps | we’ve got time

Antoine Donzeaud
06.03. — 16.04.2020


Alexandra-Maria Toth
À l’endroit et à l’envers du temps | we’ve got time
2020

All works of art are like a window open to creation; a kind of transparent screen is mounted in the window frame; through this screen, objects appear more or less distorted, as they undergo greater or smaller changes in their lines and colors. These changes depend on the nature of the screen; thus, creation is no longer credible or realistic, as creation is transformed by the medium through which the image passes. In Salinger’s Teen Novel, Zooey looks out the window and watches a little girl playing with her dog. He says: „There are nice things in this world, we are all such morons to get so sidetracked”. The window appears as a vantage point to gaze into other people’s (beautiful) lives. In Emma’s house, the window is tantamount to a screen, where she can project her fantasies (which shall never turn into reality); a dissociation; a tie between the external space and the interior space; two sides; two perspectives; a facial expression reflects in the window glass, while a view outside turns into an expectation; „There it was before her – life”. To the Lighthouse; a family observes as the days pass and their lives develop through a window; outside the window; a distant object – apparently unobtainable, reveals yearnings, frustrations and desires; the sun sets; days go by; images, impressions and sentiments remain as fragments of the past and sometimes the present. There is no window without a story; for the window is an architectural work of art, that stores memories and tells different sides of one particular story. There is no window without a screen; a certain gaze or a plain glass is always in between; a created separation; as time passes, the window becomes a symbol for contemporary longings and memories of past days; a cracked screen; a broken window; capable to reveal one’s inner feelings; sometimes hidden behind a bunch of curtains, that once belonged to a (familiar) home.

accompanied by:
Naomi Schor, J.D Salinger, Gustave Flaubert, Virgina Woolf


Antoine Donzeaud, Installation view, 2020
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Antoine Donzeaud, Installation View, 2020
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Antoine Donzeaud, Chandelier, dans le genre, 2020
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Antoine Donzeaud, Chandelier, dans le genre, 2020
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Antoine Donzeaud, Chandelier, dans le genre, 2020
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Antoine Donzeaud, Chandelier, dans le genre, 2020
6 — Antoine Donzeaud, Chandelier, dans le genre, 2020
Antoine Donzeaud, Installation view, 2020
7 — Antoine Donzeaud, Installation view, 2020
Antoine Donzeaud, Chandelier, dans le genre, 2020
8 — Antoine Donzeaud, Chandelier, dans le genre, 2020
Antoine Donzeaud, Chandelier, dans le genre, 2020
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Antoine Donzeaud, Chandelier, dans le genre, 2020
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Antoine Donzeaud, Le chemin du pèlerin, 2008
11 — Antoine Donzeaud, Le chemin du pèlerin, 2008
Antoine Donzeaud, Fenêtre sur l’aube ou le crépuscule, 2020
12 — Antoine Donzeaud, Fenêtre sur l’aube ou le crépuscule, 2020
Antoine Donzeaud, Fenêtre sur l’aube ou le crépuscule, 2020
13 — Antoine Donzeaud, Fenêtre sur l’aube ou le crépuscule, 2020
Antoine Donzeaud, Le chemin du pèlerin, 2008
14 — Antoine Donzeaud, Le chemin du pèlerin, 2008
Antoine Donzeaud, Résistances affectives forever, 2020
15 — Antoine Donzeaud, Résistances affectives forever, 2020
Antoine Donzeaud, Résistances affectives forever, 2020
16 — Antoine Donzeaud, Résistances affectives forever, 2020
Antoine Donzeaud, The house that was, 2020
17 — Antoine Donzeaud, The house that was, 2020
Antoine Donzeaud, Contemporary emo, 2020
18 — Antoine Donzeaud, Contemporary emo, 2020
Antoine Donzeaud, Fenêtre sur l’aube ou le crépuscule, 2020
19 — Antoine Donzeaud, Fenêtre sur l’aube ou le crépuscule, 2020

Info

curated by Alexandra-Maria Toth
Image credits: Flavio Palasciano
Press by Johanna Hofleitner

Location

Georg Kargl Permanent
Schleifmühlgasse 5
1040 Vienna