Paris, Nicolas b.1977 / History of expandable parts / Diagram of the interaction
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about this work
An invented path, a drawing, an artwork, is born from dissatisfaction, from emptiness; their perimeter is revealed in the course and the very moment the work is presented.
History of expandable parts  / Diagram of the interaction will be a project with different events, which will adjust according to its participants/observers, a group of teens/young adults, using drawing as a tool to build dialogue environments. These will be workshops, laboratories and exercises to occupy time, speculate about what is possible and create a place for encounters and explore the possibility of a work that is not resolved at the opening and somehow, promote or encourage the visit of the audience during the show.
During the process the few elements of the working space will be in constant change and the arrangement will respond to the evolution of the workshops and the laboratories developed with the support of the education team. The project supposes a floor dots-drawing-process as a trace or a diagram of the different paths of group interaction. 
This way, the project, rather than a recording of events, will be an experiment where suggestion and suggestive are the basic mainstays. It will be a (re)interpretation of collective work, which (supported on visual aids) will survive through the possibilities allowed by words.
Participants will foster the exchange and fertilization of the message in both directions, and will be stimulated to have an “out of focus” vision to reach the final objective: the exchange of reflections, a reduction in the degree of contemplation, the building of an oscillating, intermittent view, that chooses to fix, stop and restart without following an established course. 
This collaboration will turn into a piece which works in line with the place, and develops as an artwork from the standpoint of someone who takes part and comments at the same time. 
(Nicolás Paris)

Nicolas Paris (b.1977, Colombia)

History of expandable parts / Diagram of the interaction, 2011

Drawing exercises, workshops and drawing laboratories, pedagogical material, stools, paint, adhesive vinyl, wall and floor drawing.
19 wooden/painted stools, each: 49 x 32 x 32 cm.
19 wooden/painted stools, each: 19 5/16 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.
Provenance:
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brasil Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M InstallationLatin America

exhibitions

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
MANA Glass Gallery, New Jersy, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
Mana Wynwood, Miami, US
December 2015

Modify, As Needed
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA
September 2011 - November 2011

publications

Artistas Latinoamericanos Emergentes en Modify, as needed MOCA, Miami
Arte Al Dia International (Online), 2011
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Ruba Katrib, MODIFY, AS NEEDED, Knight Exhibition Series
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (Catalogue), 2011

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