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Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14, Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14

Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14, Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14

Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14, Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14

Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14, Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14

Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14, Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14

Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14, Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14

Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14, Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14

Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14, Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Installation view at Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial 14

Sharjah, UAE, 2019

Press Release

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck will be part of Making New Time exhibition curated by Omar Kholeif at 14th edition of Sharjah Biennial (SB14). SB14 Leaving the Echo Chamber, will showcase three unique exhibitions, curated by Zoe Butt, Omar Kholeif and Claire Tancons, that explore the possibilities for creating art when history is increasingly fictionalised, when ideas of ’society' are invariably displaced, when borders and beliefs are under constant renegotiation, and our material culture is under the constant threat of human destruction and climate degradation.

Making New Time curated by Omar Kholeif:

Ours is in an age of constant speed; we barely have a moment to breathe. Time is the irreversible, indefinite and continued process of existing in the world. Yet technological, social, and political change has altered the means by which we relate to images, objects, and the concept of history itself. Spatial and temporal orders have shifted with the advent of a reality that moves like mercury in and out of our hands (our bloodstream) and into an abyss, a space of chaos – but also toward a new portal, a space of possibility: Reality and history have been augmented by the realm of the virtual. This process encourages us to look back with a critical eye at the history of material cultures as we think we know them. With all this in mind, how do we slow down and “experience” the experience? How do we make “new time”?

This exhibition is a provocation on how material culture can be re-imagined through the lens of a group of artists whose political agency, whose activism, and whose astute observations encourage us to extend beyond the limits of belief. We consider how economies have formed around technological culture, how narrative is created and deconstructed, and how these forces enable a reconstitution, or indeed a restitution of a history lost, or even unknown. Drifting in and out of hegemonies and entrenched structures of power; here, the sensorial, and the bodily intertwine becoming archaeological sediments in the landscape of Sharjah, imploring the viewer to consider their complicity in a world that is forever fleeting from our hands.

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Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Ian's Gulf (collage version I), 2018, From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Ian's Gulf (collage version I), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset
Paper collage on anodized metal
Unframed: 30 x 50 cm, Unique, Version 1 of 3

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Ian Gulf (map diptych), 2018

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Ian Gulf (map diptych), 2018
From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset
Two maps (lithographs) custom mounted on conservation mat board, individually framed
Installed: 43 x 75 cm, Framed: 43 x 35 cm (each)

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, In advance of the broken model, 2018, From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, In advance of the broken model, 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Tempered glass on compressed wood, vinyl, glue, solar cell on printed circuit board, brass, paper collage on anodized metal and coral, 7 x 88 x 40 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, In advance of the broken model (detail), 2018, From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, In advance of the broken model (detail), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

You!, 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Centenary olive wood, rabbit skin collagen-glue

insect-based shellac and Fimo clay, 20 x 44.5 x 15 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Opposable thumb, 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Centenary olive wood, rabbit skin collagen-glue, insect-based

shellac, damaged cellphone, 48.5 x 33 x 26 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Nail polish, 3000 BC, 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Acrylic nail polish on centenary olive wood, rabbit

skin collagen-glue insect-based shellac, and

velvet, 56.5 x 34.5 x 17 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Nail polish, 3000 BC (detail), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Midas, 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Centenary olive wood, rabbit skin collagen-glue

insect-based shellac, and glove finger with touch

screen tip, 42 x 24 x 20.5 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Midas (detail), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Man-made, 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Centenary olive wood, rabbit skin collagen-glue, insect-based

shellac, and printed circuit board with various components, 12 x 44 x 32.5 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Forethought-afterthought (singularity), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Centenary olive wood, rabbit skin collagen-glue, insect-based

shellac, velvet and highlighted printed document: Tribute to

John von Neumann by Stanislaw Ulam, May 1958, 67.5 x 33 x 22.5 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Snap (detail), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

 

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Snap, 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Centenary olive wood, rabbit skin collagen-glue

insect-based, shellac, and IBM Selectric typrewriter

head, 45.5 x 35.5 x 23 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Snap (detail), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

VoIP, 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Centenary olive wood, rabbit skin collagen-glue

insect-based shellac, and Voice-over Internet Protocol

hardware, 50 x 37.5 x 28 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

VoIP (detail), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

VoIP (detail), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Afterthought-forethought (singularity), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Centenary olive wood, rabbit skin collagen-glue

insect-based shellac, and fiber optic lighting

components, 33.5 x 30 x 18 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Afterthought-forethought (singularity) (detail), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

O.K, 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Neon spray paint on centenary olive wood, rabbit skin collagen-glue, insect-based

shellac, and felt, 48.2 x 30 x 22.5 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Cheap. From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset, 2018

Centenary olive wood, rabbit skin collagen-glue, insect-based shellac, velvet, lead

weights and integrated circuit data storage microchip with near field

communication technology, 22 x 40 x 18 cm

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Cheap (detail), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

in collaboration with Attilio Napolitano

Cheap (detail), 2018

From the series All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset

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