Temps de Vacances Nº2: Les Choses
Temps de Vacances is an independent contemporary art printed publication edited and created by Adrian López and N-E.
The second volume "Les Choses" showcases emerging and renowned artists from a variety of different branches with the aim to create a critical speech on contemporary art, culture, and theory.
A VISUAL DIALOGUE THAT COMES FROM A LITERARY REFERENCE
The title of this second volume has been appropriated from Georges Perec's first novel in which the characters don't hold as much importance as their things (Les Choses), in this case: images and artworks. In the novel, as in this second volume, no line of dialogue appears until the epilogue. The structure decontextualizes the content in order to understand it in the way the novel does it.
OBJECTS DEFINE PEOPLE
In the materialistic world in which the novel is framed, people are defined by their belongings. That is why the author describes, often through endless series of objects, the things that the main characters would like to have, counterposing them to the ones they really have; an irresolvable gap, the origin of their eternal unhappiness.
We represent this idea showing the magazine around objects in different homes of artists, creatives and editors.
THE STRUCTURE AIMS TO DECONTEXTUALIZE THE CONTENT
In this volume, the content has been divided in two different parts; the main book shows a selection of Artworks by the artists and it is understood as one piece.
Every artist has created a context which his/her work survives in. These contexts see themselves transformed when they are put into a collective one. In this sense, documents and images are treated in a completely autonomous way, and their meaning is stretched through their representation.
In the other part, the text booklet contains a series of essays, poems, interviews and conversations that relate to the images in the main book and speak about the selected artists.