OPENINGS | DANIEL ARSHAM’S “THE FUTURE IS ALWAYS NOW” AT GALERIE PERROTIN, PAIRS

June 16, 2014  |  art

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Opening last week in Paris, The Future is Always Now is the ninth solo exhibition by New York-based artist Daniel Arsham at Galerie Perrotin, presenting a new body of  "future relic" artworks focused on the theme of music (and, strangely, used tires), and all designed to look like Pompeii-esque artifacts from some 21st century apocalypse.

For this exhibition, Arsham features a series of new casts based around the world of music presenting eroded sculptures such as guitars, turntables, a microphone, boomboxes, a walkman and keyboards. These instruments (some already obsolete), damaged by the passage of time, are like an archeology of the present. These sculptures are cast in mineral materials related to geology such as rose quartz, glacial rock, obsidian, steel or volcanic ash, in order to achieve the aesthetic of fossilized items discovered in some futuristic archeological dig. The solo show also includes some beautiful gouaches on mylar representing disused items exposed to the effect of time, including a cassette tape and eroded CD. Serving as the exhibition's centerpiece is a ghostly stage set with damaged & decrepit instruments left unattended as if a rock band deserted the main room of the gallery in the midst of some colossal natural disaster.

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Daniel Arsham with his rock relics

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An American archaeologist in Paris...

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