Territory: Traces and Delimitations

Ierimonti Gallery

Nov. 19, 2017, 06:00 am

55 Delancey Street
PHONE (212)-581-1619


Ierimonti Gallery presents Territory: Traces and Delimitations, a group exhibition featuring varied outlooks on the overarching themes of landscape, territory and geography spanning from Alberto Burri to Earthworks and Land Art to contemporary photography.

Territory can be imagined through disparate acceptations: a delimitation of space, of property, of belonging, an identifier of a location which is specifically thus and no other, a locus delimitated by the passing of the human. However one wishes to put it, it exists beyond the wills and whims of humanity.

Territory is a term which is loaded with a feeling of subservience to humanity, but this subservience is merely perceived. The territory of the mind, as seen in the creation of an imagined territory, is free of such subservience. A formation of pure material reality sits on the same plane as that of a naturally existing landscape, it simply is. Just as the canyon portrayed by Hugo Bastidas in Just Around the Bend, so is Alberto Burri’s Cretto. It is a documentation of truth, of being.
Territory as seen in the works on display is an identification of traces left by humanity but also recognised by humanity. Traveling and passing through a territory leaves a mark both on the traveler in the form of memory and on the territory which accommodates the journey. The geographical territory is impacted by the passing of natural phenomena and travelers, while earthworks or constructed landscapes mimic the impact of a passing human.

Territory: Traces and Delimitations will be held at Ierimonti Gallery, 55 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002 from November 19, 2017 – January 14, 2018.

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