biotic/abiotic – The Gallery Apart
biotic/abiotic, the current group exhibition at The Gallery Apart in Rome, acts as a coming together of different habitats, curated by Hanna Laura Kaljo and Lucy Lopez from the curatorial platform JupiterWoods in London, the project involves The Gallery Apart and the collection of the Nomas Foundation.
The connectivity between the biotic (of living organisms) and abiotic (of chemical and physical conditions), leads us to explore the dissolution of the boundaries of nature and culture. Within this chosen division of biotic/abiotic, the exhibition begins to explore different, contradictory and overlapping strands: an intuitive use of language as interference into accepted narratives; the distortion of the human experience of time when set against geological phenomenon; the inadequacy of language in approaching matter.
biotic/abiotic contains an articulated difference: between the work of artists with whom the curators have an ongoing working relationship, and works from the collection of the Nomas Foundation in Rome. The exhibition is concerned with the instability and connectivity at this interface.
An online publication accompanies the exhibition, developing throughout its duration and including material by the artists and curator. This acts as a potential continuation of the exhibition space, contextualizing the propositions set out by the show. (biotic-abiotic.tumblr.com)
Anna Mikkola & Matilda Tjäder
The Gallery Apart – Via Francesco Negri 43, 00154 Roma
27 November 2014 – 24 January 2015