Currently on view at Air de Paris in Paris, France is “PAGINATIONS & MACHINATIONS” a group exhibition of new works by Joseph Grigely, Dorothy Iannone, Aaron Flint Jamison, MRZYK & MORICEAU, and Allen Ruppersberg. Air de Paris describes the exhibition. “PAGINATIONS & MACHINATIONS” as a presentation of work whose form is a hair’s breadth short of that of the book. Destined to be brought together – like these pages – they relate an encounter (Dorothy Iannone), which maybe happens in the Air de Paris space (Mrzyk & Moriceau) or when the visitor is invited to trigger things there (Allen Ruppersberg).
Different strategies – of assemblage, binding, reproduction and printing – are summoned up by these forms of existence of the page. Forms which, far from being static, are variable, like Joseph Grigely conversations (pigment prints, book, sticker). The work on show here by Aaron Flint Jamison reminds us of the origin or the mechanically printed destiny of the others in the show: of pages and machines, of intersecting stories, brought together by physical acts even as they themselves relate acts of separation and reunion, of disappointment and happiness, of connections that are disconnected then reconnected and reread.
“PAGINATIONS & MACHINATIONS” is on view through October 31st.