Angelika Markul: If the hours were already counted
@ Sector 2337 + The Green Lantern Press
2337 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Opening Friday, May 11th, from 6PM - 9PM
On view through Sunday, July 29th
The Green Lantern Press is pleased to present If the hours were already counted, a single-channel, site-specific video installation by Angelika Markul.
This 2016 film was shot in Naica, Mexico—a crystal cave in the Chihuahua desert. The crystal cave is now closed and no longer accessible to humans. Projected in a site-specific installation, Markul translates and transposes the environment of the cave into Sector 2337’s gallery space to raise questions about scientific technology and aesthetic exploitation. Here, scientists try to move among giant crystals suspected to have formed more than 200,000 years ago. The figures struggle with high temperatures and the 99% humidity while looking for primitive life forms. In this ancient labyrinth, we don’t know if there is way to get in or get out.
Angelika Markul (b. 1977) in Poland. Lives and Works in France and Poland. In 2016, she has received the COAL Prize, awarded to an artist whom its practice navigates between art and environment. Recent solo exhibitions include: Centre international d’art et de paysage de l’île de Vassivière, Vassivière, France, 2019; Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France, 2018; Naturaleza reimaginada, Muntref – Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018; Tierra del Fuego, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, 2018; Excavations of the Future, Laurence Bernard gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, 2016; What is lost is at the beginning, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland, 2016; Terre de depart, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2014; The Unleashed Forces. Angelika Markul and Contemporary Demonism, Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, Łódź, Poland, 2013; Installation monumentale, Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, France, 2013; Galerie Foksal, Warsaw, Poland, 2012 ; Salon Noir, MAC/VAL, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry sur Seine, France, 2010; Now New Moon, CSW Zakii, Torun, Poland, 2009.
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