Taking your Time - Robert Barry
Exhibition from Saturday February 18 to Saturday April 28, 2012
Opening in presence of the artist on Saturday February 18, 2012 from 6 pm to 9 pm
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 goes the title of Niele Toroni’s book. As it seems our time is running out, let’s take our time. Let's take a cushion, a book and consult the book on a cushion.
Take your time to sit for a moment and read a book, that is what Robert Barry proposes in this new exhibition at mfc-michèle didier gallery, entitled Taking your Time.
The artist has collected books since the 60’s and has selected for this exhibition 27 works from his personal library that are related to «time». The productions are carefully selected in a wide spread of time going from 1966 to 2008 and represent this universal idea of time through their title, their cover or their content.
Moreover, Robert Barry's curatorial proposal is to place these books on a table, the "Time Table" as he calls it. This presentation is enhanced by his decision to duplicate the pages of each book that he considers important on the walls of the gallery.
At this occasion, mfc-michèle didier gallery presents all its productions created with Robert Barry to this date, giving the visitor all the time to appreciate the mystery of the work Art Lovers, to consult the 25 volumes of One Billion Colored Dots and to watch the film One Billion Dots.
In partnership with les Cahiers du MNAM, the latest issue containing Frédéric Paul's text on One Billion Colored Dots will be available for consultation at the gallery.