Tue 30 Mar / Online / Free

Records and Discords in the Real

Mois de la Francophonie 2021

As part of Arts Matters, a new series of talks on arts

Bringing together French artists Isabelle Cornaro and Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc with curator Tiffany Boyle, the conversation led by Tate curator Valentine Umansky will explore the methods and principles behind two artistic practices involved with the recording and interpretation of the real.

Recently awarded by Fluxus Art Projects, the contemporary art fund run by the French Institute, Delineate is an archipelagic project curated by Tiffany Boyle, which includes a new artistic publication by Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc. Boyle and Abonnenc will discuss their joint and respective research, which problematizes powers and affects in connection with natural landscapes, in and out of the museum. Grappling with the ethics of representation, their works also highlight the possibilities and limits of archival materials in making sense of the past and present.

Isabelle Cornaro’s practice renegotiates classical categories and perceptions of art via a wide range of media. Highlighting both the properties of objects she represents and the historicity they point towards, her work operates through processes of accumulation and juxtapositions. Her sculptural slip-casts, drawings, photographs and films all pay tribute to and revisit traditional modes of representing reality, bringing to the fore concepts of copies, facsimiles and fabricated images. Her exhibitions at Spike Island in Bristol and South London Gallery received the support of Fluxus Art Projects in 2015.

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From left to right: Tiffany Boyle, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Isabelle Cornaro and Valentine Umansky. Picture of Valentine Umansky © Asa Featherstone, IV.