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“Estratos”

Proyecto Arte Contemporaneo 2008

Heterocronías. Tiempo, arte y arqueologías del presente” (Heterochronies: Time, Art, and Archaeologies of the Present)—a series of talks held in conjunction with the exhibition “Estratos,” curated by Nicolas Bourriaud—takes its title from a neologism coined by Bourriaud and Miguel Ángel Hernández on the model of Michel Foucault’s “hétérotopies”; it seeks to express the juxtaposition, interpenetration, and coalescence of various temporalities in contemporary art practices. Because, in fact, artists today are caught between gears: between the hyperflux of images and exhibitions (and the emission of signs in general) and the slower time of the maturation of the work. Thus, Cyprien Gaillard showed several works emblematic of this disturbed temporality: “Belief in the Age of Disbelief,” 2005, a group of seventeenth-century engravings into which he has anachronistically inserted modern

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