The Mexican artist Julieta Aranda works with fragility, memory and the narrative behind a location. With this subtle, site-specific installation, Aranda presents a connection to the industrial history of Moss and the memory of the Peterson paper mill through newspapers and paper production, systems of distribution, ecological processes and how life chains transform information into something disappearing. Aranda plays with the tactility of materials and how time creates options for invisibility. Through her artistic processes she observes, finds and presents stories that are hard to distinguish fact from fiction.
Julieta Aranda also has a work installed at Momentum kunsthall.
All photos: Vegard KIeven © Punkt Ø
Born 1975, Mexico City, Mexico.
Lives and works in Berlin.
Central to Aranda’s practice are her involvement with circulation mechanisms and the idea of a “poetics of circulation”; her interest on science-fiction, space travel and zones of friction; the possibility of a politicized subjectivity through the perception and use of time, and the notion of power over the imaginary. Julieta Aranda’s work spans installation, video, and print media, with a special interest in the creation and manipulation of artistic exchange and the subversion of traditional notions of commerce through art making. As an editor of e-flux journal, and co-director of the online platform e-flux together with Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda has developed the projects Global Contemporary Travel, Time/Bank, Pawnshop, and e-flux video rental, most of which started in the e-flux storefront in New York, and have travelled to many venues worldwide. In addition to her many gallery exhibitions, Julieta Aranda’s work has been exhibited internationally, in venues such as Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2019); Momentum Biennale, Norway (2019), FACT Liverpool (2018), PAM – Public Art Munich (2018), Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017), CAP Bordeaux (2018), Der Tank, Basel (2016), Guggenheim Museum (2015, 2009), 56th Venice Biennale (2015), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2015), 8th Berlin Biennale (2014), Berardo Museum, Lisbon (2014), Witte de With (2013 and 2010), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova (2013), MACRO Roma (2012) Documenta 13 (2012), N.B.K. (2012), Gwangju Biennial (2012), 54th Venice Biennial (2011), Istanbul Biennial (2011), Portikus, Frankfurt (2011), New Museum NY (2010), Kunstverein Arnsberg (2010), MOCA Miami (2009), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007), 2nd Moscow Biennial (2007) MUSAC, Spain (2010 and 2006), and VII Havanna Biennial; amongst many others.