Mono Schwarz-Kogelnik will discuss his X90 drawing series. The X90 Project is a series of 450 works on paper executed over 16 months. The works are conceived of as five sets of 90 works, with each of the 90 being a variation of the same image. The source image is a microscopic enlargement of paper fibers, allowing the works to be considered drawings of drawings. The 90 variations of the image are a reference to enlargement factors, such as X90, typically found below reproductions of photomicrograms. The microscopic view is an allusion to a kind of extreme focus on the materiality of art objects, literally taking this materiality as its subject. By showing the content of the works rendered in subjectively similar versions, the question of objective representation of imagery is also raised.
Patrick Tuttofuoco will present on his recent work and time spent at ISCP. He will focus on the close relationship that exists between humans and the urban landscape. Tuttofuoco will analyze this relationship through a selection of his works to create a dialogue with the audience. His work creates innovative imagined structures, architectural assemblages, films and animations motivated by the urban environment as a site of constant transformation.