Marie Matusz “Lonely Daters” at Clima, Milan

Marie Matusz “Lonely Daters” at Clima, Milan

Marie Matusz “Lonely Daters” at Clima, Milan

“Lonely Daters” merges a group of sculptures and spatial interventions into an emotive surroundings, layering surfaces and probable readings of objects by way of their positioning in room. The refusal of a straightforward figuration, of item-equals-meaning, provides a diverse probable indicates of knowing, opening the sculptures to being scrutinised from their surfaces through to their cores, from expertise and which means to reference, thereby detangling the conjectured system of “signification.”

We start off from the floor. Covered with slate tiles, it is unsettled with each and every phase. Equilibrium, shingles slipping away from less than your toes. Mats manufactured of felted human hair evoke the perception of viewing clumps of one’s individual hair in the shower drain. Hourglass-shaped hand blown glass sculptures reflect the place and the viewer, mirror and Vanitas. No sand runs by way of them—it is as if the auxiliary functionality of the installation is to make noticeable how our sensual equipment is now up and managing, operating accurately, continuously associating. The surfaces of the several objects hanging from the walls of the gallery have been treated, dealt with, scratched, and uncovered to daylight, invoking the brush as the agent of existence—I, you, anything was right here.

If the glass vitrines now on screen at “Fall” at Istituto Svizzero, Milan, are enclosing Marie Matusz’s sculptures thereby reducing their visibility, then this exhibition performs a reverse physical exercise. Below, surfaces are uncovered, frame and framed switching places. The encased objects at Istituto Svizzero run as potentials—an item of home furniture, a phase, a tool. On the other hand, the is effective here exhibit what might have been when there, and what has given that gone missing—a potential ex-negativo, an emptied place. (I understood in which you had remaining it until I went on the lookout for it.)

Executing this emptying out the expertise of the exhibition may give way to a more affective layer of perception: as “meaning is,” in accordance to Franco Bifo Beradi, “not a presence, but an experience”—ideally just one shared, the outside the house wanting in and the inside hunting out, like going for walks in somebody else’s sneakers.

at Clima, Milan
until finally November 15, 2022