swissnex San Francisco partners with The Lab to bring ENTER SLOWLY, an art exhibition curated by David Cunningham and featuring works from Swiss artist Alexandra Navratil along with Anna Barham, Cath Campbell, Maud Cotter, Laura Gannon, and Linda Quinlan.
“ENTER SLOWLY is an international group exhibition featuring the work of six emerging artists from Europe whose individual practices (while collectively diverse), frequently overlap, intersecting in areas of common interest. Sharing a preoccupation with the ways in which architecture, language and memory function as framing devices and filters deployed in the manipulation of perception and the construction of meaning, their work simultaneously critiques, reveals (makes visible), undermines and reverses the systems, structures and technics involved in these fabrications, reflecting them back on themselves.” —The Lab
Alexandra Navratil will debut a new video work, Objects Perceive Me, 2010. Drawn from her extensive personal archive of research and source material, this piece functions as a memory map, an index of associations, and a network of ideas. The work further develops and extends her ongoing engagement with historical concepts of perception and their correlation with systems of representation in cinema, architecture, and politics. Alongside the video she will present several new drawings derived from her research into monolithic architecture and lighting design. Studies in luminosity, opaqueness and transparency, the drawings (and the video) are strongly influenced by Wittgenstein’s ‘Remarks on Colour’. Alexandra Navratil is represented by Angels Barcelona, (Spain).