Thru 30 June 2012
Basing itself on actual spaces and territories and borrowing their systems of standardized representation such as maps, patterns and cartography, the often site-specific work of Marie-Jeanne Hoffner – including drawings, installations, videos, photographs, models, etc. – broadens these perspectives while maintaining subtle tensions between construction and deconstruction, folding and unfolding, surface and volume, fullness and emptiness.
Flirting with abstraction, constructivism or perhaps even a form of surrealism, the forms and games of (de)construction employed or suggested by Marie-Jeanne Hoffner project us into constructed – or yet to be constructed – spaces located in an in-between, an intermediate phase caught between assembling and disassembling. It’s this very interval, this other “game”, that gives these concrete spaces transcended by the artist their full scope all while renewing our perception of them. Within this sensitive and changing zone new configurations come about, unfurling and unfolding, to be read – and explored – between the lines.