Falke Pisano: A Sculpture Turning into a Conversation (Part Zero and Part One)
Process Room, 01.03.09- 15.03.09
2 DVDs, 25 minutes, 2006
Courtesy: Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam / Balice Hertling, Paris / Hollybush Gardens, London
Falke Pisano’s lecture-performances, text-based videos, objects and photocopied publications are the elements of a body of work that is distinctly induced by a practice of writing. Although mainly text-based, Pisano’s work displays a strong concern with the existence and features of concrete objects, and in particular abstract concrete objects. Using language as a means to re-think the potential of abstraction, sculpture and artistic practice she activates the abstract sculpture as a thought-generating principle and employs the idea of the unstable transforming and disintegrating object as a way to address issues concerning object-qualities, form, construction and engagement.
Falke Pisano was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1978 and she currently lives and works in Berlin. She recently had exhibitions at Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, 2009 (in collaboration with Benoît Maire); Hollybush Gardens, London, 2008 (in collaboration with Benoît Maire); Croy Nielsen, Berlin, 2008 (in collaboration with Benoît Maire); Balice Hertling, Paris (2008) and Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam (2007). Pisano has participated in numerous group exhibitions including the first Brussels Biennale; Yokohama Triennale 2008; Manifesta 7; Trentino-Alto Adige; Word Event, Kunsthalle Basel, 2008; Object, the Undeniable Success of Operations, SMBA, Amsterdam, 2008 (co-curated with Krist Gruijthuijsen); When things cast no shadow, 5th Berlin biennial for contemporary art, Berlin, 2008; Imagine Action, Lisson Gallery, London, 2007; Das Offene Ende / The Open End, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 2007; Elephant Cemetery, Artists Space, New York, 2007. Shows in 2009 included a solo at Hollybush Gardens April 2009, 53rd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, June 2009; Modernologies, MACBA, Barcelona, September 2009 and The Malady of Writing, MACBA, Barcelona, October 2009.