Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain : 25 / 24
Satellite programme. "Terrains de jeux" cycle 3/4
from 15 April 2008
until 15 June 2008
Jeu de Paume, Paris

The third show in the Satellite programme is devoted to Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, a young couple of Brazilian artists who make installations built around a dialogue between text and image, video and drawing.

Born respectively in 1973 and 1974, Detanico and Lain have been working together for about ten years now.
Based in France, these two artists set up a dialogue between language and image via different mediums. Influenced by semiology, their works draw on the world of designer graphics and communication, which they subtly appropriate.
They create new typographic styles by substituting the letters of traditional alphabets with forms taken from daily life. These forms are then staged in exhibition spaces, giving this writing a surprising materiality.

Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain are thus engaged in a meditation on the role of language and its symbolic and physical place in our societies. Language reveals its double function, as both tool of communication and instrument of reading and reflection of different cultures.
In this exhibition conceived for Jeu de Paume, the artists take this research further by looking at one of their favoured themes: the notion of time.
The mechanism of time is analysed, manipulated and related to human actions in an installation which invites spectators to read the world from different geographical and political points of view.

Exhibition organized with the Fondation nationale des arts graphiques et plastiques, in partnership with Art Press et Oui FM

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