|KAZUKI OISHI: For instance, Humidity|
opening Thursday, 29 Sept., 6 – 9 pm
Sandwich (Combinatul Fondului Plastic)
|What is there in the space between matter and matter? As there is gravitational force between the planets, there is a continuous empty space between the pen and the notebook. What is between us and the dry air of Bucharest? For example, humidity.|
Kazuki Oishi has spent the last two months in a residency at Sandwich, exploring local materials in connection with local physical phenomena. He uses sculpture as a tool for exploring what could exist in the empty space, as a medium to visualize ambiguous things. Clay, for instance, a material used in sculpture with the assumption that it will be replaced with another one during the casting process, changes its texture depending on air humidity. If „clay” should be moist and soft, then what is the „cracked clay” that has been dehydrated by the dry air of Bucharest and has become materially stable? Where did the moisture released into the air from the crevices of the clay cracks go? Maybe it begins to exist as a sculpture in the air between us.
Kazuki Oishi (b.1993) lives and works in Tokyo. He graduated from Musashino Art University Graduate School – Sculpture. Among his most recent exhibitions are „COMMON MOVES” Kazuki Oishi + Koichi Mitsuoka, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo (2022), „Depth of street” WALLA, Kodaira City, Tokyo (2021), Artists in FAS 2020 Achievement Presentation Exhibition by Selected Artists, Fujisawa City Art Space, Kanagawa (2021), and “WALLAby” Ginza tsutaya books, Tokyo (2020). https://kazukioishi.com/
This exhibition is organized in partnership with Art Center Ongoing Tokyo. https://ongoing.jp/
|ANAÏS TOUCHOT: Le Trouble|
opening Friday, 30 Sept., 6 – 9 pm
followed by Karaoke Party from 9pm
Sandwich Offspace (Malmaison Studios)
|A Language Control Center monitors the masses and re-trains bad speakers, those whose diction is not fluid, those who cannot speak several languages, whose message is not well understood, and whose speech is monotonous. Those who have the Trouble.|
For her second solo presentation at Sandwich, Anaïs Touchot dives into a world in which success
depends on language skills, diction, and persuasive public speaking. She explores the unseen side of The Center using bad punchlines, presentation advice, and songs, questioning power relationships. The personal office of the Center’s director becomes especially telling and, as it unfolds in front of us, it becomes obvious that Control is the true target.
As per her usual, Anaïs creates an open environment in which everyday objects and art pieces are fused together beyond separation, open to human touch, diving in without doubts or hesitations.
The opening will be followed by a Karaoke Party from 9pm – JOIN US!
Anaïs Touchot (b.1987) lives and works in Brest, FR. Using recycled materials, the artist constructs her various environments — from furniture to signage — which welcome visitors and invites different direct actions. She has recently created immersive projects and installations at Centre Culturel du Colombier Rennes (2022), Frac Bretagne (2021), Galerie Bien (2022), Centre d’art de Briançon (2021), LISTE Basel (2021), Musée Grasset Varzy (2019), Visual Art Center Austin Texas (2022), Galerie Raymond Hains Saint-Brieuc (2021), Passerelle Centre d’Art Contemporain Brest (2017) and in Barranquilla, Colombia (2017). She was an artist in residence at Villa Rohannec’h Saint Brieuc, Aparté Iffendic, Usurpadora Puerto Colombia and many others. artist website here
This exhibition is organized in partnership with The French Institute in Romania. https://institutfrancais.ro