Robert Burnier
Ne Aro, 2014
Primer on aluminum
8 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, approximately
1 in a series of 20

At NADA Miami Beach ICI will unveil a new exclusive Limited Edition by Robert Burnier.

Robert Burnier‘s works are created within what he describes as an “anti-maquette” process. Sculpting the path of a visual landscape through bending, shaping, and warping material he aims to emphasize the non-linear, unpredictable relationship between the starting forms and ending results. The challenge is presented by the materials he chooses, in this case sheet aluminum, and through his unmeditated interventions and intersections the form takes shape. With Ne Aro he explores the issue of the identical, seeking multiple possibilities in a common basis. Each piece is made complete from the exact same beginning structure. The combinations, however, are more a product of circumscribed geometry, physical potential, and subjective decision than the space of set theory. Each edition is therefore unique.

For titling the work, Burnier made use of L. L. Zamenhof’s universal language of Esperanto, developed in the late 19th Century. “Ne Aro”, translates roughly as “Non Set”. Esperanto borrowed from existing linguistic traditions in hope of providing a bridge to communicate. This organic approach appeals in its attempt at universality without erasure, without requiring a blank slate mentality, just as Burnier begins with a set structure of material. As well, the translation speaks to the exploration of what combinations are available to us with and also outside of a given discourse or architecture, similar to Burnier’s process.

Project L, Booth 2.01
NADA Miami Beach
6701 Collins Ave @ 67th Street
Miami Beach

We’ll also be bringing along some favorites from Liz Glynn, Marina Abramović, Stephen J. Kaltenbach, John Baldessari, Robert Rauschenberg, and Laurie Simmons:

Liz Glynn
Liz Glynn
Untitled, 2013
Gold, silver, or bronze-plated
3 Editions of 9

Marina Abromavic
Marina Abramović
Untitled, 2012
do it catalogue (1997 edition), embroidered apron, wooden box
Wooden box: 15 x 15 inches
Edition of 20 + 5APs

Stephen Kaltenbach
Stephen J. Kaltenbach
Untitled, 2012
Stainless steel, secret contents
12 x 4 x 4 inches
edition of 20 + 5APs

John Baldessari
John Baldessari and Monica Botkier
Edition of 300

Laurie Simmons
Laurie Simmons
Walking Petit Four, 1990-91
Lithograph, four colors
40 x 30 inches
Edition of 75

Robert Rauschenberg
Untitled, Ft. Myers, 1979/91
Silver gelatin print
11 x 14 inches
Edition of 75

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December 4, 2014 - December 7, 2014

Project L, Booth 2.01
NADA Miami Beach

6701 Collins Ave @ 67th Street

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