THE CORNER SHOW11 Sep – 6 Dec 2015Extra City Kunsthal, AntwerpExhibition pictures by Jan Kampenaers and We Document Art
On the occasion of The Corner Show, curated by Wouter Davidts in collaboration with Philip Metten and Mihnea Mircan, Accattone issues a publication on the work of architects Sébastien Martinez Barat and Benjamin Lafore. Intended both as an aut nomous object and as appendix to the second issue of the journal, this is a poster that folds into an 8-page publication. In ‘Formal Notes on Some Things’ (2015), Martinez Barat Lafore collect 137 images and quotations of significance to their conceptual and built work, presented as sketch-up renderings, scanned drawings, professional photographs or mobile phone shots. The corner is a theme traversing their practice: as line, form, wedge, mold or partition. The presentation also includes the second issue of Accattone and three ‘Sanstitres’ pieces made by La Ville Rayée (David Apheceix, Benjamin Lafore, Sébastien Martinez Barat): modest but intriguing interventions whose st tus is located between design and raw material, facilitator and leftover. These white polystyrene curves occupy the margins of the gallery space, to the same extent that they appear as marginal figures. Purposefully deprived of an own value, they depend on actual or potential uses as makeshift, threshold or temporary holders.