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Deep Inside Inner Experience

2009

Photograph diptych in artist's frames

44.45 x 30.48 cm and 25.4 x 30.48

Edition of 5

 

 

 

A bar in France with a not-so-subtle name, and a book by the French thinker Georges Bataille. While living in Dijon for a three months, I was reading this book and passing this bar on my daily comings and goings. Presented together, the diptych plays with their names, colors, and with Bataille’s transgressive fiction and writings on limit.

 

Exhibition history

- Take Form, Galleri Riis, Stockholm, 2014

- Signs of Life, curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, 2010

- Galerie Talant (as part of a FRAC Bourgogne residency), On the Beaten Path, 2009

- Les Samouraïs, FDC Brussels, curated by Lilou Vidal, 2010 (solo)

National Geographic

2009

Double slide projection and printed text

Variable installation

Edition of 3

 

 

 

This is a sculpture consisting of two side-by-side slide projections and a text component. The imagery in the piece is derived from a collection of magazines from the 1970’s and 1980’s. One projector shows a series of frontal views of different images of mountains, clipped from the titular magazine. Alongside, another projection shows the clipping’s corresponding back page, literalizing a passage from the front of the mountain to the back. The text relays an intimate narrative that moves back and forth through space and time.

 

Associated texts

- Review, Two Birds, Eighty Mountains and a Portrait of the Artist, Artforum, 2011 (343 KB)

- Text by Valerie Connor for "The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream. Curated by Paula Naughton, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 2014 (256 KB)

- Artist's Project adapting National Geographic, Glänta, Issue 4.09 (2.8 MB)

 

Exhibition history

- The mind was dreaming the world was its dream, curated by Paula Naughton, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, 2014

- Two Birds, Eighty Mountains and a Portrait of the Artist, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, 2011 (solo)

- Still / Moving / Still, curated by Marc Glöde, Cultuurcentrum Knokke-Heist, Belgium, 2009

Letters From Dr. Bamberger

2001-2012

Annual post-physical letters

Variable installation

9 - 5/8” x 6 - 5/8 inches each (9 total)

Unique

 

 

 

The piece, which consists of letters received following annual physical check-ups performed by my general physician, began in 2001 when I lived in LA. My letters used to be coupled with those addressed to my romantic partner in any given year. In 2012, I ended the performance when I gained resident status in Sweden, where healthcare is socialized. The conditions upon which the epistolary portraits were initiated ceased to be in place.

 

Associated texts

- Review, Two Birds, Eighty Mountains and a Portrait of the Artist, Artforum, 2011 (343 KB)

- First Take, by Christian Rattemeyer, Artforum 2006 (394 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- A nonspatial continuum..., Schleicher/Lange, Berlin, 2013

- Le Prince des Rayons, Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels, 2012

- Exhibition for a Transition Function, Hilary Crisp, London, 2011

- Two Birds, Eighty Mountains, and a Portrait of the Artist, Arthouse, Austin, 2011 (solo)

- Based on a True Story, Artists Space, New York, 2005

 

 

 

Moving a Mountain

2008

Found painting, photograph, framed text

Photo 152.4 x 182.9 cm, painting 52.4 x 62.5 cm, framed text 64.1 x 56.2 cm

Variable installation

Unique

 

 

 

THE FRAMED TEXT READS  It was the Day of the Dead, and the city was decorated with orange clusters of candles and marigolds.   I took a walk down the Alameda to the Zocalo, and tried to find a restaurant my guidebook described as “inexplicably” decorated with pictures of mountains. I imagined an arrangement of several yellowing framed photographs, but when I found the address, it was closed.  It was after midnight, and I decided to return to my hotel, a modest colonial-style accommodation on Avenida Bolívar. When I closed the door behind me, I heard two lovers in the room above.  One was sighing gracefully in a distinct rhythm. I took down my ponytail, began to undress, and then looked at a painting hung between the beds. I marveled at the sounds as I stared at the painting, a snow-capped mountain with a lake and a field of pink flowers.  I mused at how the mountain exists with beautiful indifference. The residue of the evening mingled with the lovers above me, and I moved closer to the painting, closer to its peak. Several months later, I decided to go back to Mexico City to take the painting, and replace it with another mountain—the one that I grew up with.

 

Associated texts

- Moving a Mountain text (17 KB)

- Artforum.com Critics Pick for Moving a Mountain, D'Amelio Terras, 2008 (664 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Sunsets, Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels, 2012 (solo)

- Llama, organized by Lisa Oppenheim, Conduits, Milan, 2010

- Archeology of Longing, curated by Sofia Hernandez Cuy Chong, Kadist Foundation, Paris, 2008

- Moving a Mountain, Front Room Exhibition, D'Amelio Terras, New York, 2008 (solo)

 

The Baudelaire Itineraries

(see each caption for the titles of each work in series)

2007

Archival ink on canvas in artist's frame, photograph in artist's frame

Dimensions vary for each diptych, all photographs 32 x 24 cm

Diptychs Edition of 1 + 1 AP, Individual photographs Edition of 3

 

 

 

This is a series of paintings and photographs that propose travel itineraries to see works of art referenced in the footnotes of Charles Baudelaire's review of the Salon of 1846. The piece depicts a reader of historical art criticism, whose proximities to the time, place, and objects engage desire. 1846 marks the end of the Romantic movement and the beginnings of Decadence which Baudelaire, as a dandy and Symbolist poet, was a leading figure. All works are derived from Jonathan Mayne’s Art in Paris 1845-1862, Salons and other Exhibitions, Reviewed by Charles Baudelaire, published 1965 by Phaidon Press Limited. The footnotes are a combination of Baudelaire’s and Mayne’s.

 

Associated texts

- Review, The Baudelaire Itineraries, Artforum, 2007 (238 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Shiver in the Shift, curated by Eva Gonzalez-Sancho, Parra & Romero, Madrid, 2012

- Sur le Dandysme, curated by RMS La Asociación, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, 2010

- Ambassador Suites, organized by Katarina Burin, Galerie Lucile Corty, Paris, 2008

- The Baudelaire Itineraries, Andreas Grimm München, 2007 (solo)

 

Les Samouraïs

2010

Digital video with sound, light stands, painted wood,

projector, text component revealed in variable ways

Duration of projection, 3 min 36 seconds, continuous loop

Edition of 3

 

 

 

The French film classic, Le Samouraï (1967) by Jean-Pierre Melville. In a subtle foil to the film's theme of solitude, the opening scene has been altered by the seamless addition of one more bird in the cage (through image and sound). While Melville was making the film, his studio burned down, and the bird—a female bull-finch who was also a major character in Le Samouraï—was the only casualty in the accident.

 

Associated texts

- 500 Words, Les Samouraïs, artforum.com, 2010 (237 KB)

- Review, Two Birds, Eighty Mountains and a Portrait of the Artist, Artforum, 2011 (343 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Two Birds, Eighty Mountains, and a Portrait of the Artist, Arthouse, curated by Elizabeth Dunbar, Austin, 2011 (solo)

- Stand Opposite the Chorus, curated by Laura Mott, Galerie Rotor, Gothenburg, 2011

- Time's Arrow, curated by Ben Loveless, Galerie Nordenhake, 2010

- Kierkegaard's Walk, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Galeria Marília Razuk, São Paulo, 2010

- Les Samouraïs, FDC Brussels, curated by Lilou Vidal, 2010 (solo)

 

 

Video link

 

 

The Garden of Earthly Delights

2004

Photograph in artist's frame

38 x 98 inches

Edition of 3

 

 

 

Exaggerating a desire (in 2003) to see Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights" (1503-1504), in the collection of the Museo Nacional del Prado, the photograph is an itinerary to see all of the paintings by Bosch that exist in public and private collections world-wide. The top half of photograph shows a list of the works, the middle portion describes the length of stay in each city, and the bottom half lists hotel accommodations and means of transportation.

 

Associated texts

- First Take, by Christian Rattemeyer, Artforum 2006 (394 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Based on a True Story, curated by Christian Rattemeyer, Artists Space, New York, 2004

- Lisa Tan, Grimm|Rosenfeld (now Andreas Grimm München), Munich, 2005 (solo)

2 Americans

2010

letterpress on paper in artist's frame

65 x 85 cm

Edition of 5

 

 

 

The barely visible “blind-stamped” text is lifted from a New York Times article on the crash of Air France flight 447. Starting with "2 Americans", ending with "2 Swedes and a Turk", the alphabetized list of passenger nationalities is a temporary stand-in for a permanent loss. The list, and others like it, begins a curious process of personal and political identification that occurs in relation to nationality.

 

Associated texts

- Review, Monopol Magazin Für Kunst Und Leben, 2011 (71 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Take Form, Galleri Riis, Stockholm, 2014

- What follows is an ordinary situation, an episode to be related and forgotten, Andreas Grimm München, 2011 (solo)

- Art Brussels, Galerie VidalCugiletta, Brussels, 2011

- North Drive Press #5, New York, 2010

 

In Search of the Forgotten, Letters from Mme de Forget to Eugène Delacroix

(each print has its own number that follows the series title above)

Archival ink-jet with chine-collé in artist's frame

38 x 50 cm each print

Edition of 1 + 1 AP

 

 

 

The series of delicate chine-collé prints reveals an enduring friendship, captured in the letters written to the major figure of French romantic painting from his life-long best friend and former lover, Joséphine de Forget. With his status, Delacroix's letter to de Forget, and to others, have been transcribed, translated and published. The impetus for this work, was to reveal her voice as well. With acknowledgment and gratitude to the Archives départementales du Val-de-Marne.

 

Associated texts

- Review, Monopol Magazin Für Kunst Und Leben, 2011 (71 KB)

- Review for Two Birds, Eighty Mountains, and a Portrait of the Artist, Artforum, 2011 (343 KB)

- Transcription and translation of a selection of the Mme de Forget's letters (83 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- What follows is an ordinary situation, an episode to be related and forgotten, Andreas Grimm München, 2011 (solo)

- Two Birds, Eighty Mountains, and a Portrait of the Artist, Arthouse, Austin, 2011 (solo)

 

Recoleta

2006-­2010

40 pencil on paper frottage drawings, cloth-covered clamshell box with ribbon

10.25 x 13.25 inches, each drawing, 12.75 x 15.75 x 1.25 inches, box

Unique

 

 

 

This piece is a collection of fifty grave rubbings from the Cementerio de la Recoleta, in Buenos Aires. With gratitude to Eloisa Haudenschild, and also to Hernán Reig.

 

Associated texts

- Recoleta essay, Lisa Tan, 2010 (56 KB)

Alter Nordfriedhof

2007-2011

Photographs in artist's frame

63,5 x 93,5 cm

Edition of 5

 

 

 

A collection of snapshots taken in the Alter Nordfriedhof cemetery on a spring day, in Munich. Vines and flowers have obscured all but each of the tombstone's general shape.

 

Associated texts

- Review, Monopol Magazin Für Kunst Und Leben, 2011 (71 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- On The Passage of a Few, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, 2013

- What follows is an ordinary situation, an episode to be related and forgotten, Andreas Grimm München, 2011 (solo)

 

 

 

 

 

Language Barrier

2009

Digital two-channel video projection

Continuous loop, silent

Variable installation with height of projections 230 cm

Edition of 5

 

 

 

The video shows the glass-encased entrance lobbies of a high-rise apartment in Buenos Aires. A recurring mechanism takes the viewer past the length of the lobby, repeatedly, as the position of a doorman changes with each successive pass. The piece developed after long and regular walks around this affluent neighborhood at nighttime. It considers the power dynamics and modes of looking that unfold at this threshold space between inside and outside—between two people in a fleeting but potent moment of encounter.

 

Associated texts

- The Transparency of Language by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti (74 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Language Barrier, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2009 (solo)

One Night Stand (Paris)

2006

Digital video projection

22:11 minutes, silent

Variable installation

Edition of 3

 

 

 

The subtitles in this image-less video are derived from notes that were written during the course of a trip from New York to Paris, which lasted 24 hours.

 

Associated texts

- Video transcript (152 KB)

- Review, One Night Stand, LAXART, Art Papers, 2007 (176 KB)

- Review, House Call at Three's Company, Art F City, 2009 (70 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- One Night Stand, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, LAXART, Los Angeles, 2006

- House Call, curated by Alex Gartenfeld and Piper Marshall, Three's Company, New York, 2009

Books

(the series is informally referred to as Books and each

photograph has its own distinct title.  See captions)

2006

Digital c-print in artist's frame

Dimensions variable for each work

Edition of 3

 

 

 

I relocated to New York from Los Angeles and moved in with my boyfriend at the time. As a result, our respective libraries converged. The titles of the works play off of the coupling of the books.

 

Associated texts

- Text by Monika Szewczyk for the exhibition Ex-Libris, Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels, 2011 (655 KB)

- 94 at 34, My Grandmother and Alain Robbe-Grillet, This Long Century, entry 27, 2009 (111 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Difference and Repitition, curated by Jacopo Crivelli, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo, 2012

- Ex-Libris, Galerie Vidal Cuglietta, Brussels, 2011

- There is No(w) Romanticism, curated by Lilou Vidal, FDC Brussels, 2009

- Sturm und Drang, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, 2008

- Local Transit, curated by Brian Butler, Christian Rattemeyer, Artspace, Auckland, Artists Space, New York, 2006

- Lisa Tan, Grimm|Rosenfeld, New York, 2006 (solo)

 

 

Broken Baccarat

2006

Lead crystal glass, digital c-print, acrylic, and lacquer

Print:  framed 12 x 12 inches

Pedestal:  38 x 6 x 6 inches

unique

 

 

A friend gave me a lead-crystal sphere as a gift. I threw it out of my two-story window.

 

Associated texts

- Review, “Happenstance,” The New York Times, December 30, 2005 (63 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Happenstance, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Harris Lieberman, 2006

 

 

 

Video link

A Kiss for Fredrik Nilsen

2004 - 2005

Color-aid paper, lipstick, piezo print, photographs

15 x 21 3/4, 24 x 30 3/4, 35 x 42 inches

Unique

 

 

 

A piece of red Color-Aid paper, stained with my lip-stick kiss, then documented until the kiss disappeared completely.

 

Associated texts

- First Take, by Christian Rattemeyer, Artforum, 2006 (394 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Lisa Tan, Grimm|Rosenfeld (now Andreas Grimm München), Munich, 2005 (solo)

Ellsworth Kelly

2004

Engraved Card, Acrylic and Painted Wood

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 33 inches, 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 38 inches

Edition of 3

 

 

 

Engraved cards that were made for the artist Ellsworth Kelly as a meditation on his name and oeuvre, and as a thank you gift.

 

Associated texts

- First Take, by Christian Rattemeyer, Artforum, 2006 (394 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Mind Over Manner, Grimm|Rosenfeld (now Andreas Grimm München), Munich, 2004

- Game Over, Grimm|Rosenfeld, (now Andreas Grimm München) Munich, 2005

 

Seven Year Itch

2005-2013

Pencil on vellum

Framed 7 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches each

23 drawings

Edition of 1 set in frame, Edition of 1 set in box

 

 

 

During my seventh year of living in Los Angeles, I gained access to the Getty Research Institute. At night, I would go to escape the city through the Institute’s extensive collection of travel books. A seductive set of Italian travel guidebooks from the“Touring Club Italiano” caught my attention. The resulting piece consists of 23 frottage drawings of the covers of the books from each region in Italy.

 

Associated texts

- First Take, by Christian Rattemeyer, Artforum, 2006 (394 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Art Brussels, Galerie Vidal Cuglietta, 2013

- Lisa Tan, Grimm|Rosenfeld (now Andreas Grimm München), Munich, Germany, 2005 (solo)

- Sixteen:One, Los Angeles, 2005

 

 

 

Wall Treatments

2001

White paint and wood

Variable dimensions

 

 

 

The 2001 USC Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition took place in a vast unoccupied floor of a high-rise office building in downtown Los Angeles. In various parts of the space, sections of wall were finished with moulding and paint.

 

Exhibition history

- 8th and Figueroa, USC Master of Fine Arts exhibition, 2001

The Indolent Leopard

2006

A cocktail consisting of

1 1/2 oz cognac, 1 oz lemon juice, 1 tsp sugar,

6 oz champagne, 1 cantaloupe ball in a champagne flute

 

 

 

 

The Indolent Leopard was created with a tradition of artist-conceived cocktails in mind.  It was made site-specifically for artist's editions that Cay Sophie Rabinowitz and Christian Rattemeyer curated for the Standard Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami, in 2006, at the height of the fair's popularity.

 

Exhibition history

- The Standard Hotel Basket Editions, curated by Christian Rattemeyer, The Standard Hotel Miami Beach, 2006

- The Evening Before the Morning After, organized by Mario Garcia Torres, Celeste Tea Room, Mexico City, 2011

Magazine Portraits for Friends

ongoing

c-print

46.75 x 35.95 cm each

unique

 

 

Gifts for friends.

 

 

 

Alle Worte, die sich nicht allein mit Worten beschreiben lassen (Duden, Mannheim 1970)

and Bilder, die alle Worte beschreiben, die sich nicht allein mit Worten beschreiben

lassen (Duden, Mannheim 1970)

2011

80 x 128 cm

archival ink-jet on paper

Edition of 5

 

 

 

Two sister works' titles translate to: “All the words that cannot be described by words alone” and “The images that describe all the words that cannot be described by words alone.”

 

Associated texts

- Review, Monopol Magazin Für Kunst Und Leben, 2011 (71 KB)

 

Exhibition history

- Llama 2, organized by Ana Cardoso, Nuno Centeno, Porto, 2011

- What follows is an ordinary situation, an episode to be related and forgotten, Andreas Grimm München, 2011 (solo)

 

Counting Words

2008

18 x 24 inches

archival ink on paper and photograph

unique

 

 

 

An inventory of words that play off of each book's title. The worn snapshot in the left corner served as the bookmark.

 

Exhibition history

- Sturm und Drang, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, 2008

- Volta, Andreas Grimm München, Basel, 2008

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