Alejandro Cesarco, 3 Works

Alejandro Cesarco

3 Works

March 2009 - Alejando Cesarco, 2006-2007 Visual Arts Protégé

On 18 September 2009, 3 Works by Alejandro Cesarco opened at the Tanya Leighton Gallery in Berlin, marking his European premiere.

Cesarco addresses his recurrent interests in repetition, narrative and the practices of reading and translating. Through various strategies, the show explores layers of references to personal and artistic influences, notions of the romantic, the construction of narrative and the experience of time.

Everness, 2008

Everness, 2008

The first work in the exhibition is Cesarco’s film Everness. Comprised of five chapters, the film includes a remake of the very last scene of James Joyce’s The Dead, a monologue on the meaning of tragedy, a breakfast scene and two songs. Everness addresses the revision of public and private history, while tangentially describing ideas typically associated with moments of youth: a first love, the loss of innocence and a somewhat naïeve, yet sincere, political conviction towards the real.

Index (a reading), 2008

Index (a reading), 2008

The show also includes Cesarco’s most recent Index, part of an ongoing project of unwritten books that map the development of his interests, readings and preoccupations. This series has become a form of self-portraiture that unfolds over time. In Index (a reading) Cesarco again plays out his fascination with memory, history and forgetting.

Stage Direction / Establishing Shot, 2008

Stage Direction / Establishing Shot, 2008

Stage Direction/Establishing Shot with much restrained means introduces and closes the show, setting a sentimental tone that tints our general viewing experience and lingers with the viewer back into the street.

Two new publications concerning Everness, with commissioned essays by Julie Ault and Maria Gainza, have been organized to coincide with the exhibition.

This exhibition and the accompanying publication are supported by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

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