àngels barcelona is pleased to present “Series”, the 1st solo show in Spain of artist Suzanne Lafont (b. 1949, Nîmes) whose body of work is an extended practice of photography which incorporates references to theatre, performance, cinema, literature, art history and contemporary culture.
“Series” presents 2 of her key works through which we discover her interest in subjectivity, the making of meaning and appropriationism as a strategy used by conceptual art. On the one hand, “Situation Comedy” (2010), an installation with which Lafont takes as its starting point the work “Manipulating the Self: A Borderline Case” (1971) by the Canadian art group General Idea, in which artists compiled 115 photographs, which were sent to them by different people, in response to the following instructions: “The hand is a mirror for the mind – wrap your arm over your head, lodging your elbow behind and grabbing your chin with your hand.”. On the other, “Index” (1987-2015), a double-projection showing a series of images of different objects , and everyday scenes, which are associated with words and are arranged alphabetically in order to form a kind of dictionary. The new and unexpected regrouping of the world, as portrayed in Index, breaks with the familiar patterns of thinking by using an experimental and playful redistribution of meanings