Marian Goodman

Adrián Villar Rojas

La fin de l’imagination

16 Sep - 31 Oct 2020

La fin de l’imagination
16 September – 31 October 2020

Galerie Marian Goodman is pleased to announce a new major solo exhibition by Adrián Villar Rojas in Paris.

Adrián Villar Rojas has built a practice working across media to create immersive environments and experiences that seem to be in a state of perpetual space-time travel. Evolving over years towards the development of topography-based, mutant, organic-inorganic systems, Villar Rojas invites viewers to become explorers of an unpredictable microcosmos of his design, where the future, the past, and alternate versions of our own present interact as a constantly changing totality. By way of this world building, Villar Rojas posits the question: what if we could see and think of ourselves -humanity -from an alien perspective; detached, unprejudiced, even amoral? What if we could see and think of ourselves from the border of our own completed path?

Adrián Villar Rojas was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1980. He lives and works nomadically. Solo exhibitions include Poems for Earthlings, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2019); Sometimes you wonder, in an interconnected universe, who is dreaming who?, Tank Shanghai, China (2019); The Theater of Disappearance, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles (2017); NEON Foundation at Athens National Observatory, Greece (2017); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2017), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2017); Rinascimento, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2015); Fantasma, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015); Today We Reboot the Planet, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2013); and La inocencia de los animales, MoMA PS1, New York (2013).

Participation in international group exhibitions include 12th Gwangju Art Biennale, South Korea (2018); 14th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2015); 12a Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2015); Sharjah Biennial 12, Kalba (2015); The 2012 New Museum Triennial (2012) ; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel and Kabul (2012); and 54th International Art Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia, Argentina’s National Pavilion, Venice (2011).