RACHEL de JOODE
REAL THINGS
11 August - 8 September 2012

Oliver Francis Gallery presents ‘Real Things’ by Rachel de Joode, an exhibition which evolves around the notion of space in relation to the art-object.

The artist is interested in internet based art-documentation, and art-documentation as an artwork. In a contemporary framework, artwork that exists prior to documentation is, or may never be, the end result. The consideration of it's image as a shared digital file or printed object puts the physical object into question as the final work. These starting points have lead her to sculpt several real, tactile objects about the concept of space, existing in real-space.

The works shown in ‘Real Things’ deal with space-in-itself, the object-ness of space, sensual space, art-documentation as the art-piece, the real vs. the unreal, facades, gravity, and time.

De Joode incarnates mental acts, figments and concepts in objects that occupy a space in the human world.

Accompanying this solo show, Hanna Nilsson and Rasmus Svensson have designed the publication ‘Real Things’. The bundle of essays dealing with space includes texts of: Graham Harman, Marisa Olson, Jennifer Chan, and Johannes Thumfart.

Rachel de Joode (born 1979, Netherlands) studied time-based arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. She currently lives and works in Berlin. De Joode has exhibited at the Kunsthall in Bergen, CEAC in Xiamen, Interstate Projects in NYC, the Herzliya Biennial, Giant Bowl in Oslo, Yautepec Gallery in Mexico DF, Kunstihoone in Tallinn, and MACO (Mexico City's artfair). This summer, de Joode was an artist-in-residence at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY. Her work has been published in numerous art publications, such as NY Arts Magazine, Picnic, Vorn, It's Nice That, and VVORK.