Troika

Dark Matter

Troika  Dark Matter

source: troikauk
‘Troika’s metaphysically strange hanging sculpture Dark Matter (2014), a large black object that looks like a circle, a square or a hexagon depending on where you’re standing, probes (like Olde Wolber’s video) a very contemporary disturbance about the irreconcilability of subjective point-of-view and objective truth.’ – J.J. Charlesworth, ArtReview / Art Basel 2014 roundup.
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source: troikauk

Eva Rucki (b. 1976, Germany), Conny Freyer (b. 1976, Germany) and Sebastien Noel (b. 1977, France) have
worked together as an artist trio since 2003.
Their works manipulate our experience and understanding of the world and ask the question why we know
what we know, and whether this knowledge is certain. Troika explores ideas around man made structures,
control, repetitive actions and systems and how these coincide, conflict, or unite with the unpredictable, the
unknowable, and irrational.
Troika’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Art
Institute of Chicago, MoMA New York and the Israel Museum. In 2014 Troika was selected to present their
work ‘Dark Matter’ at Unlimited, Art Basel.
Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel live and work in London.
Troika is represented by Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles and OMR in Mexico City.
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source: mitbbs

去年在伦敦举行的Art Basel 2014国际现当代艺术展上,Troika的参展作品《Dark
Matter》探索了同一主题:远看像个球,近看是个六边形,再看变成正方形。在下面这
个采访视频(包括《Dark Matter》360度全身像)中,Troika成员自述其创作动机(他
们看起来、听起来像俄罗斯人吗?)
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source: youtube

In the Unlimited sector of this year’s Art Basel, the London-based artist trio Troika premiered their work Dark Matter, a sculpture with multiple facets that is three distinctive geometric forms in one. In this video, we have a look at the piece and meet with the three members of Troika – Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki, and Sebastian Noel, who talk about the idea behind their latest work.

Troika: Dark Matter (2014). Gallery OMR in collaboration with Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles at Art Basel in Basel 2014, Unlimited sector. Interview with Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki, and Sebastian Noel (Troika), June 18, 2014.

Dark Matter is a ‘triple point’ invested with a physical form; a moment in which seemingly antithetical forms can coexist. With this sculp- ture Troika continues to explore the dynamics of perception and reality, space and object, asking the question why we know what we know, and whether this knowledge is certain.
Dark Matter implies that subjective experiences can be true, but all such experience is inher- ently limited due to its failure to account for a total truth. It suggests that just as different maps can give accounts of the same territory, so can different forms of knowledge give a more holistic image about the material world, all the while asking the question what dictates how we determine knowledge in the first place.
The volume displays to the viewer a shifting reality: first, one sees a perfect flat circle, and then a hexagon followed by a perfect square. Unable to grasp the full nature of the object, one can never see all of the three ‘states’ at once, while being challenged to accept the seemingly impossible.
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source: troikauk
Eva Rucki (b. 1976, Germany), Conny Freyer (b. 1976, Germany) and Sebastien Noel (b. 1977, France) have worked together as an artist trio since 2003.
Their works manipulate our experience and understanding of the world and ask the question why we know what we know, and whether this knowledge is certain. Troika explores ideas around man made structures, control, repetitive actions and systems and how these coincide, conflict, or unite with the unpredictable, the unknowable, and irrational.
Troika’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA New York and the Israel Museum. In 2014 Troika was selected to present their work ‘Dark Matter’ at Unlimited, Art Basel.
Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel live and work in London.
Troika is represented by Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles and OMR in Mexico City.