ZENZIC – Arcade, London
Anna Barham & Chiara Camoni
Curated by Caterina Avataneo
February 22 – March 23, 2019
Wednesday – Saturday, 12.00 – 20.00
Zenzic is a mathematical term that refers to a number squared: the number multiplied by itself to generate not its double, but something much bigger. At Arcade, Zenzic is an exhibition. More specifically, Zenzic is the title of a new structure made by Anna Barham using her Crystal Fabric Field Bracket (1016) in order to display a selection from 250 drawings of stars made by Chiara Camoni’s Grandmother, who first became her assistant to fight melancholy and subsequently found herself drawing for Chiara every day. Zenzic is a collaborative project and as Barham’s structure responds to Camoni’s drawings, Camoni responds to it in turn, presenting a new work based on the repetition of the forms.
Zenzic looks at repetition as extraordinary, almost magical – as an operation acting on the mundane to generate the unforeseen. Zenzic follows the words of Gilles Deleuze: if repetition is possible, it is due to miracle rather than to law.
On the occasion of the exhibition will be displayed the artist’s book (Di)segnare il Tempo curated by Claire Burrus and published by ASSAB ONE on the occasion of Chiara Camoni’s exhibition in 2006, when the work was exhibited for the first time.