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A Segment of Translation - as part of the WDWXXV edition set

A Segment of Translation - as part of the WDWXXV edition set, 2015 - Zin Taylor

A Segment of Translation - as part of the WDWXXV edition set, 2015

Zin Taylor  

80 x 20 cm / 31.5 x 7.87 inch
Edition of 15 copies, signed and numbered by the artists on a certificate (with the exception of Lawrence Weiner)

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  • Medium: 10 lambda prints in plexi box frame
  • This edition is a suite of 10 prints each measuring 20 x 80 cm in a plexi box frame
  • The Lawrence Weiner print that is part of this set is unsigned
  • Ships from the Netherlands in 5 to 10 business days

about this work

Zin Taylor conducted research into the work and writing of architect, theoretician, set designer, and sculptor Frederick Kiesler. The first retrospective in the Netherlands of this extraordinary artist, Frederick Kiesler 1890 – 1965, was held at Witte de With in 1996. Taylor approached the light box as an architectural element conceived of in a way close to Kiesler’s thinking. Kiesler used the word “organic” to describe his aim for architecture where a form emerges from a creative consciousness and is translated into concrete existence. Taylor himself describes his practice in a similar way, as a process where thoughts about a subject are translated into forms about a subject, where abstraction and phenomenology participate as tools in a narrative development of form. This edition is titled A Segment of Translation.

This edition is part of a set that was produced in the context of Witte de With’s In Light Of 25 Years. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Witte de With examined its history, dedicating its ground-floor gallery to a series of commissioned presentations by a select group of contemporary artists. Each participant created an image-based work that analyzed certain sediments of contemporary art history. Presented on a large-scale double-sided light box these anniversary commissions were visible to the city day and night. Throughout 2015, In Light Of 25 Years functioned as a space for artists and curators to respond to developments in contemporary art, its landscape and possibilities, departing from Witte de With’s past program.

WDWXXV brings together the ten In Light Of 25 Years commissions. Presented in a slim Plexiglas box frame, inspired by the light box itself, this limited edition portfolio features ten high quality prints by the participating artists Özlem AltinWineke GartzCamille HenrotGermaine KruipMahonyRaimundas MalašauskasZin TaylorFreek WambacqLawrence Weiner, and Xu Zhen. Have a look at the individual artist pages to read more about each specific edition. 

about Zin Taylor

Zin Taylor could be introduced as a narrator of forms, one who uses a diverse range of mediums, including sculptural installations, drawing, animation, writing or story telling. His practice investigates subjects through their shape, gesture and materiality – in sum, through their sculptural behaviour.

In his work, the physical status of a thing often becomes a space, one that not only hosts narrative prospects, but also directs and reconsiders the psychological life of the thing in question. Treating every element – or thing – as a potential interlocutor, Zin Taylor opens up a conversation between and with items to which/whom no word is usually given. It is certainly surprising to see what a thing actually has to say when it is allowed to express something beyond its functionality, beyond its construction and material aspect.

(courtesy of La Loge)

Zin Taylor had solo exhibitions at venues such as Portikus, Frankfurt; 1646, The Hague; Oakville Galleries, Toronto; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; KIOSK, Ghent, and Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis. Group exhibitions include Villa Empain, Brussels; Nogueras|Blanchard Gallery, Madrid; MendesWoodDM, Sao Paulo; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; 1857, Oslo; Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin; and Frac Ile-de-France / Le Plateau, Paris.

Zin Taylor is represented by the following gallery;
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Supportico Lopez, Berlin  

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