A PARALLEL PROJECT OF THE SINGAPORE BIENNALE 2016
"Hues of Time", solo exhibition at Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas. January 2014. Photo: Bob Anderson
In this most recent work by Agathe de Bailliencourt, Here from Here addresses the question of being present – “being where you are when you’re there” (Roni Horn). Comprising individually painted gravel pieces, layered and arranged to form an abstract landscape, de Bailliencourt challenges the romantic image of the horizon, traditionally a projection of a past and/or future without contradiction or conflict. In its material and theme, Here from Here references a Japanese Zen garden, offering a moment or situation of being there, or better, here – a physical place and a moment in time.