Falke Pisano‘s work (Netherlands, 1978), is based on long-term projects, which she conceives as organised fields of research, production, and reflection. Her installations explore the status of knowledge and learning programmes with the aid of diagrammatic structures and abstract sculptural forms.
Falke Pisano “The value in mathematics – How do we learn?”
December 19, 2016 – April 16, 2017
Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, C3A
C/ Carmen Olmedo Checa s/n, Córdoba
In her latest series of works, “The value in mathematics”, Pisano examines the often overlooked relationship between culture and mathematics. Through sculptures, texts, diagrams, and videos, she investigates how western cultural values, such as progress, rationality, and universality, have influenced the way we have come to think about mathematics. While some of the works in the exhibition question the past and present position of “advanced mathematics”, others investigate the possibility of the existence of multiple forms of mathematics. The value in mathematics is divided in ten parts, each of which consists of a text panel and a visual component, most of them sculptural. Some objects refer to thought, others refer to acts of production, exchange, measuring, calculating, and navigating and question how methods and practices vary in different contexts.
As a whole “The value in mathematics – How do we learn?” leads us in steps along the thought process of the artist, who sets out to find an answer to the question “Do there exist multiple mathematics?” and discovers along the way the importance of examining one¿s inherited framework of thought.
This proyect has been shown before at REDCAT, Los Angeles, CAC La Synagogue de Delme and Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe. A publication will come out co-produced by Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía with these institutions. Falke Pisano lives and works in Amsterdam and São Paulo. She has participated in several exhibition projects in Kunstverein, Graz, The Showroom, London, Museu d’Art Contemporani (MACBA), Barcelona, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam or Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. Her work has also been shown in the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, 13th Istanbul Biennial in 2009, Manifesta 2008 and the 5th Berlin Biennale in 2008.
The Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía (C3A) is a space dedicated to contemporary creation and production, a place where artists can materialize their projects by researching, experimenting, generating and exhibiting their works. The C3A is a place for interdisciplinary interaction and dialogue, for basic and advanced education and training, for citizen participation and, above all, for sharing, experiencing, feeling and enjoying the arts.
One of the primary objectives of the C3A is to make contemporary artistic languages more accessible to the general public, giving them a chance to discover not only finished works but also the creative process, the behind-the-scene efforts of each artist to make his/her idea a reality. Consequently, the programme of exhibitions, activities, workshops, etc. is designed for all audiences, with a strong emphasis on the visual and audiovisual arts as well as live performing arts, theatre, dance and even contemporary circus.
The newly inaugurated C3A aspires to become a vibrant hub of artistic creation and production in Andalusia. To this end, it has been equipped with over 1,000 m2 of workshop space for visual creation and audiovisual labs. These facilities can be used to develop projects in the areas of painting, metal and wood sculpture or ceramics or other media that rely on digital technology, such as photography and video. The centre also has media lab equipment and state-of-the-art technology, including a 3D printer and scanner. Yet another space, with nearly 600m2 of floor area, facilitates convergence with other disciplines, particularly in the live performing arts.
Additionally, a specific zone has been set aside for learning activities and entrepreneurial arts programmes, another of the centre’s priorities. Several multi-purpose spaces have been created for microcultural programmes and small group activities in different fields, including literature. There is also a large area for family-friendly activities and a public green zone where outdoor activities for all ages will be held.