MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch is pleased to announce Counterlight, Maya Zack’s second solo-show in the gallery following her 2012 exhibition; now the artist presents her latest video realized this year which concludes the trilogy started with Mother Economy (2007) and then Black and White Rule (2011). A series of drawings and collage also accompany the video.
Maya Zack’s artistic research develops through various media – video, installation, drawing, photography, sculpture – and explores issues connected with the elusive and fragile characteristic of memory, of time, and history. In this wide-ranging exploratory journey laced with many artistic and cinematographic citations and historical references, Maya creates her personal interpretation of reality in an attempt to reconstruct, reorganise and control it. The result is a complex narrative which creates a recognisable and distinctive language in her work.
The female protagonists of the video trilogy enact solitary and apparently unconnected actions in parallel with an ever-more insistent rhythm in their attempt to measure and classify reality which they obsessively record. Visually, the videos are set indoors, in archives or domestic ambiences dominated by the presence of sheets of paper dissected with almost scientific precision. Aimed at capturing and decoding reality, the protagonists’ actions construct in the minds of the spectator an image of both the present and the past through a new declination of memory.
From September 19 to November 19, 2016
Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch
Via di Pallacorda 15
Sunday by appointment