25 Jul – 21 Aug 2005


David Maroto

In W139 the Rotterdam-based David Maroto (1976) presents a new instalment of his comprehensive project Second Circle.

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Second Circle can be read as complex system of heterogeneous works (sculptures, objects, video’s, photographs, drawings) which differ from each other on a formal level but are interrelated on a thematic level while referring to notions such as desire, disillusion, games, the ‘secret’ significance of numbers and letters. In its totality Maroto perceives his incomplete oeuvre as a codified ‘closed circuit’ within which new combinations/regroupings of works can be compiled, what the artist calls proposals.

Every proposal, realised in a different context, engenders a wealth of new meanings and interpretations. Previous ‘instalments’ of the project have recently been shown in the exhibition space TENT (Rotterdam) and in W139 Maroto realises a new sequel entitled Adieu. Adieu focuses on the notion of ‘parting/farewell’ and can be read as a tribute to artists and creators, such as Jean Jacques Lebel, Arthur Rimbaud and Seth Siegelaub, who ‘took leave’ of their artistic practice.See also http://www.w3art.es/fourcircles