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Uri Aran “Multicolored Blue” at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome

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Yellow the daffodil
Violet the morning sky
Red the rose purple the night Brown the autumn leaf
Blue so blue my heart

Gavin Brown’s enterprise is pleased to announce “Multicolored Blue,” a solo exhibition of new works by Uri Aran at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome. Often described as a storyteller, Aran forges his narratives to question structures of communication and models of interpersonal relationships. Spanning from sculpture to video, from drawing to screenplays, his practice is pervaded by a sense of depiction and reminiscence, transition and revision.
Fascinated by children’s compulsion to arrange, regroup and recapitulate in order to make sense of the world they inhabit, the artist tries to participate in these classifications while at the same time subverting the familiar codes within these systems.

In Acting Class
Groups may be formed within the class.
Sexual tensions might result in love affairs and relationship forming.
And after class, members of the class might go out to do activities together, to express the tensions that form within the class. Envy, jealousy and hatred may even form, within an acting class.

In Spring 2015 Aran started looking for musicians and dancers to play in his upcoming performance in Rome. This quest – combined with the examination of interpersonal relationships—can be considered the departure point of Multicolored Blue. Aran has often described the nature of his work as intrinsically performative: his screenplays have been compared to open learning systems, in which the stories are never spelled out, always open, inviting interpretation based on projection and social common denominators. Invested in the process and in its modus operandi, Aran’s interest lies in the exploration of potential readings that in turn produce tension between truth and truism: “The infinite possibilities of producing meaning through the interplay of sign and signifier—I address this aspect of language through repetition, reorganization and quotation.”

In collaboration with: Harry Acland, Dan Aran, Nick Hempton, Martha Kato, Dave Baron, Itai Kriss, Sara Eklund, Tal ?Aran and Doutel Vaz.

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at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome

until 17 October 2015

Uri Aran, “Multicolored Blue” installation views at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome, 2015

Courtesy: Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York.

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