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Nicolás Lamas – The Form of Decay
(Thinging part VI)

19 November – 17 December 2017Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs


Methods of Dating – You look like 40 miles of rough road anyway

A performance by Alondra Castellanos Arreola in response to the exhibition The Form of Decay by Nicolás Lamas. 
Sunday 17 December, 17-19 hrs

 

Nicolás Lamas’ practice mainly includes found objects, installations and sculptures that focus on the transitory and hybrid nature of reality.

For his first solo exhibition in Amsterdam he presents a dismantled production site interconnected with a series of objects that seem not to belong here. Using cognitive tensions between consumed and wasted energy, the show reflects on the transitory condition of matter as embedded in a system of ephemeral and divergent relations. 

The Form of Decay is a new installation placed somewhere between an office space and an anthropological site. Through the detachment of man-made items, organic materials and mass-produced objects from their original functions, the exhibition recreates an ambience both wild and aseptic. There is a sense of strangeness floating in the air in which material interactions, frictions, attractions and repulsions coexist, showing Lamas’ interest in visceral materiality. When one moves through the space it becomes aware of the entangl