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24.03.22—20:00    KASKlezing: Marina Pinsky Campus Bijloke - Cirque lecture

Marina Pinsky works with photography, or with photographic methods, which she extends into sculpture, drawing and installation. Her work mostly begins with historical cues, from which she picks up individual elements such as architectural forms and scientific representations. She examine the contours of our saturated visual culture and suggest perspectival plots within historical events as platforms for imagination. Transposing hypotheticals into spatial and temporal planes conceptually expanded, the relationship between object and image in her work materializes as an individual experience, where interpretation evades linearity using free association to concur how an image can speak.

In her recent exhibition Le Rail at C-L-E-A-R-I-N-G, Brussels, she showed thirty-two flat images and a single model of a train carriage. Taken together, the thirty-two images make up a complete depiction of a paper map owned by a single Infrabel employee, a man named Ruben Dewel, who lent it to Pinsky. It carries his handmade notes and marginalia in pen and lead pencil. The map shows the work of Dewel, a drawing of the train system in and around Brussels, showing how electricity and tracks comes together. It is a simplification, or abstraction of an incredible complicated system and at the same time a coded complex that possibly only one man can really understand. It shows the culturally entrenched imagery surrounding us, while merging the virtual and physical world and transposing it to other means.

Marina Pinsky currently lives and works in Brussels and Berlin. She studied at the University of California, Los Angeles and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her recent exhibitions include shows at 303 Gallery, NYC; De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands; C-L-E-A-R-I-N-G, Brussels; WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Kunstverein, Düsseldorf; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; 13th Biennale de Lyon; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The artist is represented by C-L-E-A-R-I-N-G, Brussels/ NYC and 303 Gallery NYC.