MARTIN SOTO CLIMENT AT ATLANTIS, MARSEILLE
For his exhibition at Alantis, Soto Climent presents an extensive selection of new work, which is comprised of photographs, objects, sculptural installations and a video. Known for his irreverent reverence and sensual exploration of materials, such as women’s clothing, domestic furnishings and vintage photography, among other things, Soto Climent continues to explore these formal preoccupations here, as well as others, but on a more intimate and personal level and scale. Drawing on events from the past year of his life, this is Soto Climent’s most autobiographical show yet. On a conceptual level, themes and blurred dichotomies that have always been present in his work come more directly into the foreground in this exhibition. These include the natural vs the unnatural, the synthetic vs the organic, death and eroticism, lightness and darkness, as well as the production of images. Characterized by the fleetingness of the photographic moment, all of the work in the show is marked by a deliberate and manifest fragility. The exhibition seeks to speak to and embody the impermanence of the every day with a plasticity that is as palpable as it is poetic.
Works and Days by Martin Soto Climent
Curated by Chris Sharp
Through December 15