PRESS / 2017

Robin Rhode’s solo exhibition, ‘Force of Circumstance’, at Kamel Mennour is reviewed by Blouin Artinfo


Blouin Artinfo writes on February 10, 2017:


“A very particular kind of poetry emanates from the work of artist Robin Rhode. Rhode speaks in connection with his works about ‘a form of theatre’ and even more so of ‘a kind of live cinema’. Standing before a succession of photographs decomposing an action (that of a body together with drawings that gradually materialize and dematerialize on the wall), one does indeed think of cinema’s primitive origins, of Étienne-Jules Marey or Eadweard Muybridge. In Rhode’s work, the wall is a screen opening onto another world, perhaps an infinity of parallel universes.The title of the exhibition,“Force of Circumstance”, has been taken from Simone de Beauvoir’s memoir La Forcedes choses (1963). Rhode’s work is without a doubt, in an allegorical way, existentialist. He stages an interaction among living bodies attempting to master the mechanism of their destiny along with that of inert objects, with predefined uses, but which the magic of choreography and drawing can poetically, irremediably modify.”


The exhibition is at Kamel Mennour, 6 Rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6. It will be on view until the 4th of March.