Tarik Kiswanson

  • , Robe 1, 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 1, 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 2, 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 2 , 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 4, 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 4 , 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 5, 2015
    Brass
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 5 , 2015
    Brass
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 7, 2015
    Stainless steel
    235 x 290 x 20 cm
  • , Robe 7 , 2015
    Stainless steel
    235 x 290 x 20 cm
  • , Crossing 3, 2015
    Brass, silver
    165 x 22,5 x 18,5 cm
  • , Crossing 7, 2015
    Brass, silver
    173 x 20,5 x 23,5 cm
  • , Crossing 8, 2015
    Brass, silver
    170 x 20 x 19,5 cm
  • , Crossing 9, 2015
    Brass, silver
    171,5 x 20,5 x 24 cm
  • , Crossing 11, 2015
    Brass, silver
    160,5 x 24,5 x 23,5 cm
  • , Crossing 12, 2015
    Brass, silver
    192 x 20,5 x 20,5 cm
  • , Crossing 15, 2015
    Brass, silver
    134 x 28 x 22,5 cm
  • , Crossing 17, 2015
    Brass, silver
    150 x 21,5 x 21,5 cm
  • , Crossing 18, 2015
    Brass, silver
    185 x 24,5 x 21 cm
  • , Runner 1, 2015
    Steel, tin
    400 x 31,5 x 7,5 cm
  • , Runner 2, 2015
    Brass, silver
    300 x 25 x 7 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 2, 2015
    Steel, tin
    300 x 25 x 25 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 2, 2015
    Steel, tin
    300 x 25 x 25 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 3, 2015
    Steel, tin
    240 x 32,5 x 34,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 3, 2015
    Steel, tin
    240 x 32,5 x 34,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 4, 2015
    Brass, silver
    250 x 30 x 31,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 4, 2015
    Brass, silver
    250 x 30 x 31,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 5, 2015
    Brass, silver
    240 x 32,5 x 34,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 5, 2015
    Brass, silver
    240 x 32,5 x 34,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 6, 2015
    Brass
    17,5 x 22 x 5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 6 , 2015
    Brass
    17,5 x 22 x 5 cm

Philosopher Édouard Glissant describes pensée du tremblement, or trembling thinking, as a means to understand the contingent nature of the world. Resisting fixity, this form of thought tremors from the force of the world’s multitudinous voices colliding and “plunges us into an intimate understanding of depths.” Trembling therefore denotes a kind of refusal, an inability to be contained. This disruptive form of thinking and being in the world rejects notions of a stable identity, as well as categories of fixed and imperial thought. Indeed, Pensée du tremblement flows through the various strands of Swedish-Palestinian artist Tarik Kiswanson’s practice like an invisible current. Kiswanson has described his work as being “the border, the window between the iris and the world outside.” The window is less a demarcation between two opposed realms than a portal—a space between. This dynamic interstitial space nurtures his practice and animates his reflections on the human condition. Kiswanson’s interdisciplinary work encompasses sculpture, writing, performance, sound, and video. It is through dialogue between these multi-faceted practices that a distinctive conceptual language emerges. Notions of rootlessness, regeneration, and renewal are recurring themes in Kiswanson’s oeuvre. His practice is shaped by movement, by blurring borders, by belonging nowhere and everywhere. His various bodies of work can therefore be understood as a cosmology of related conceptual “families,” each exploring variations on themes like multiplication, disintegration, hybridity, and polyphony through their own distinct language.


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