March 8–April 21, 2013
The second exhibition of P!’s six-month cycle on copying focuses on replicas, remakes, and recurrences. Margaret Lee’s uncanny storefront display juxtaposes graphic backdrop painting with simulated fruit, while Oliver Laric premieres a new Mandarin version of his distributed video essay, Versions (2009–onward). London-based collective Åbäke captures silicon molds for a Danish/Chinese Pietà in “hacked intaglio,” and Amie Siegel’s Berlin Remake (2005) approaches East German filmic precedents as contemporary scores for reprise and re-performance. The presentation of these disparate works at P! establishes frameworks for considering authenticity and origination across a variety of cultural contexts.
Åbäke (founded 2000, London) is a transdisciplinary collective of four
graphic designers. In addition to working with musicians, artists, fashion labels, and institutions, they have initiated and been involved in multiple collaborative formats including Sexymachinery (an architectural production), Kitsuné (a record label), Dent de Leone (a publishing house) and Drawing Room Confessions (an art journal).
Oliver Laric (b. 1981, Innsbruck, Austria) lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Detours of the Imaginary, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); The Imaginary Museum, Kunstverein München (2012); Lilliput, High Line, New York (2012); and Frieze New York (2012). Laric is a co-founder of the vvork platform (www.vvork.com).
Margaret Lee (b. 1980, New York) has exhibited works and organized exhibitions at MoMA/PS1, White Columns, X-Initiative, Performa, Jack Hanley Gallery, and The Green Gallery, Milwaukee. She founded the artist run space 179 Canal in 2009 and is currently a partner in the gallery 47 Canal. Lee was recently selected by Beatrix Ruf and Peter Eleey as the recipient of the 2012 Artadia NADA prize.
Amie Siegel (b. 1974, Chicago, IL) re-orientates the fictions within documentary practices. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including MoMA/PS1, Walker Art Center, Hayward Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, and KW Institute for Contemporary Art. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, the Guggenheim Foundation, and a recipient of the ICA Boston’s Foster Prize.