MIRROR TRAVELS IN NEOLIBERALISM
Paris 19.02 – 27.03.2011
Third solo-exhibition by Los Angeles based artist with Praz-Delavallade.
The title of the show refers to Amercian artist Robert Smithson’s work Yucatan Mirror Displacements (1969) which was itself a reference to writer John Lloyd Stephen’s book Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (1843). At the forefront in all of his work, the mirror interests Sam Durant because of its potent symbolic charge. Evocative of both reflection and reflexion, a mirror suggests the creation of a perspective leading to an infinite number of interpretations. The viewer finds himself involved in the work, both through the reflected image and his own reflexion process.