Le Cube – independent art room participates in the Supermarket Independent Art Fair in Stockholm. For this edition, the artists Jamila Lamrani, Leila Sadel, Käthe Hager von Stobele and Edith Payer are invited to present their most recent projects.
Edith Payer exhibits Sloane’s Agony, a series of boxes where the artist has carefully arranged protean elements. Meticulously pinned, the objects have been collected while she was taking walks in abandoned buildings, urban spaces, and deserted landscapes. Displaced from the position of dispensability and indifference, and presented under showcases with fine entomological needles, these objects-subject occupy a new position as they invite the reification of memory.
The installation Bird Cage by Jamila Lamrani is also about memory. Working with means and mediums that characterize her artistic practice, the former that are also viewed as objects usually identified with the world of women – thread, pearls, lace, Lamrani has conceived an installation of cages where she imprisons her sculptures like hunting trophies.
Leila Sadel’s Ouvrage touches upon her biculturality as she grew up between France and Morocco. For this installation, Sadel has divided into two distinct heaps a series of words in Arabic: those of which the meaning escapes her and those of which the meaning has persisted. Here, the artist studies the relationship between language and memory.
In the photographic series Leftover, Käthe Hager von Strobele has staged worn and mended clothes that hold still without being worn. By playing on the presence and the absence of bodies, the artist ignites reflection on history, existence and memory.