Slow season, 2013
La Criée, Rennes
curated by Sophie Kaplan

From 13 June to 14 August La Criée is presenting Slow season, the first solo
exhibition in France by Mahony, an Austrian art collective currently based in Berlin.
Slow Season combines a variation on the theme of absence with an exploration of
our cultural and economic models, past and present.
Different geographical and historical zones, different social and political contexts: Mahony’s
projects often start out with aspects – real or fictional, known or unknown – of our collective
memory. The collective provokes confrontations, two-way trajectories and spatio-temporal
connections between several strata and several interpretations of the same narrative; the
upshot is a rhizomatic, constantly evolving work process whose issues lie neither in the
trigger factor nor the ultimate purpose, but in the data constellation created in between.
Slow Season takes its inspiration from its La Criée context – the history, the space and the
site of an art centre in a former fish market – and from the tutelary figures of the heroes of
Homer and James Joyce.

Press text by Sophie Kaplan

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