New York-based artist Artie Vierkant will present solo show, Profile at Paris’ New Galerie, opening April 14 and running June 4.
“Profile is an objectivization of a human-subject”, reads the first line of a text that drops down next to the event image —or profile —on Facebook. It continues: “Profile is ageless and has been programmed to be potentially immortal”, and “Profile is the reincarnation of the user, one that has renounced all his rights, abandoned his image, his voice, his hair to the realm of infinite malleability and interconnectedness.”
The exhibition text, which is written by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou, curators of Paris collective sstmrt‘s recent Apartment show, positions Vierkant’s work as going in the opposite direction of contemporaries who inject subjectivity into virtual persona. Instead, they write in the long description that could almost be an obituary, Vierkant, who often works with notions of intangible property, abstracts a subjectivity, dissolving it into an “anti-predictive thing, liberated from the grid of reality to another matrix experience”… Is Profile dreaming of electric sheep?”
See the New Galerie website for more details.**