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Imperfect List by Nick Mauss

Thursday 8 October 2015, 19.30

Objectif Exhibitions
Kleine Markt 7–9/26
2000 Antwerpen

To accompany the exhibition Megan Francis Sullivan: An Anticipated Retrospective, New York-based artist Nick Mauss presented Imperfect List, a programme of film, video and audio, which included Megan Francis Sullivan’s Dance Session 1 (2011).

‘I assembled Imperfect List as a suspension of indispensable orbiting texts and works by others through and around which I could speak annotations as soap bubbles. On the occasion of her Anticipated Retrospective at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Megan Francis Sullivan invited me to re-consider delivering this specific frame-of-reference from a particular moment in time (first presented in 2011 at Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, as a constellation including her Dance Session 1 [2011]). Nearly imperceptible, the stratagem must be pointed out: to refract, by invitation, a previous gesture of invitation onto a new context, sliding it in time. Reconfigured here, with some adjustments, variations, fantasies, and improvisations, Imperfect List is given in oblique relation to Sullivan’s work.’

– Nick Mauss, September 2015