MIRROR-WRITING

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all photos installation views presented works
Hoang Duong Cam
Prelude in D minor Op 28 No 24
2012
digital c-print mounted on Dibond, ed. 1/3 + 1 AP
95 x 135.5 cm
Hoang Duong Cam
Father and Son: The Artist Dream
2014
digital c-print, ed. 1/5 + 1 AP
60 x 142 cm
Jamie Maxtone-Graham
That Little Distance, no. 23
2013
archival pigment ink on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, ed. 1/5 + 1 AP
56.5 x 80 cm
Jamie Maxtone-Graham
That Little Distance, no. 3
2013
archival pigment ink on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, ed. 1/5 + 1 AP
56.5 x 80 cm
Trong Gia Nguyen
Ceci n'est pas un selfie
2016
mirrored acrylic, wood, ed. 2/3
95 x 75 cm
Truc-Anh
Juergen The Teller
2013 - 2014
oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Truc-Anh
Enigma is to painting what suspense is to cinema
2015
acrylic on paper
54.5 x 39 cm

SYNOPSIS

‘We don’t need other worlds, we need a mirror’ (Stanisław Lem)

Mirror writing denotes the act of producing a reverse script – one decipherable only when viewed in a mirror. In much the same manner, the group exhibition Mirror-writing explores the idea of subversion. New and rarely-seen works by Hoàng Dương Cầm, Jamie Maxtone-Graham, Trong Gia Nguyen and Truc-Anh make use of various intervention strategies to challenge traditional power dynamics surrounding an artwork, in the process turning the portraiture genre on its head. Breaking the fourth wall (here again, from the other direction) and placing themselves (and the viewer) within the topography of their art, the artists – mirroring, superimposed upon the subjects – also hint at the endless, interconnected threads that link one up with the world around oneself.