RODEO London

June 25 – September 24, 2016

The Cypress Broke

Banu Cennetoğlu, David Douard, Ian Law, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Ulrike Müller, Adam Putnam, Leslie Thornton, Shiri Zinn

The cypress is the tree’s grief and not                                 the tree, and it has no shadow because it is                                 the tree’s shadow

Bassam Hajjar

The cypress broke like a minaret, and slept onthe road upon its chapped shadow, dark, green,as it has always been. No one got hurt. The vehiclessped over its branches. The dust blewinto the windshields … / The cypress broke, butthe pigeon in a neighboring house didn’t changeits public nest. And two migrant birds hovered abovethe hem of the place, and exchanged some symbols.And a woman said to her neighbor: Say, did you see a storm?She said: No, and no bulldozer either … / And the cypressbroke. And those passing by the wreckage said:Maybe it got bored with being neglected, or it grew oldwith the days, it is long like a giraffe, and littlein meaning like a dust broom, and couldn’t shade two lovers.And a boy said: I used to draw it perfectly,its figure was easy to draw. And a girl said: The sky todayis incomplete because the cypress broke.And a young man said: But the sky today is completebecause the cypress broke. And I saidto myself: Neither mystery nor clarity,the cypress broke, and that is allthere is to it: the cypress broke!

– Mahmoud Darwish

Adam Putnam, Untitled (dishcabinet), silver gelatin print, unframed, 41 x 51 cm, 1996/2006

Adam Putnam, Untitled (dishcabinet), silver gelatin print, unframed, 41 x 51 cm, 1996/2006

Installation view, The Cypress Broke, Rodeo, London, 2016

Installation view, The Cypress Broke, Rodeo, London, 2016

Ian Law, There was a body, I was there, was a body, medical privacy screens with soft toy fur fabric, curtain netting and organza, gift wrapped, 172 x 86 x 47 cm, 2016. Installation view, The Cypress Broke, Rodeo, London, 2016

Ian Law, There was a body, I was there, was a body, medical privacy screens with soft toy fur fabric, curtain netting and organza, gift wrapped, 172 x 86 x 47 cm, 2016. Installation view, The Cypress Broke, Rodeo, London, 2016

Sidsel Meineche Hansen, ONE-self, linden wood, burned surface, 180 x 62 x 56 cm, 2015Ulrike Müller, Others, vitreous enamel on steel, 39.4 x 30.5 cm each, 2015

Sidsel Meineche Hansen, ONE-self, linden wood, burned surface, 180 x 62 x 56 cm, 2015

Ulrike Müller, Others, vitreous enamel on steel, 39.4 x 30.5 cm each, 2015

Banu Cennetoğlu & Shiri Zinn, Pavilion II, Within Limits, 1921 – 1995, hand-blown glass, dust, eather, silverplated stand, dimensions variable, 2010

Banu Cennetoğlu & Shiri Zinn, Pavilion II, Within Limits, 1921 – 1995, hand-blown glass, dust, eather, silverplated stand, dimensions variable, 2010

Adam Putnam, Untitled (drag), silver gelatin print, 36 x 28 cm, 2014

Adam Putnam, Untitled (drag), silver gelatin print, 36 x 28 cm, 2014

Adam Putnam, Untitled (pull), silver gelatin print, 36 x 28 cm, 2014

Adam Putnam, Untitled (pull), silver gelatin print, 36 x 28 cm, 2014

Adam Putnam, Untitled (push), silver gelatin print, 36 x 28 cm, 2014

Adam Putnam, Untitled (push), silver gelatin print, 36 x 28 cm, 2014

Leslie Thornton, Strange Space, video, 7 min. 46 sec., 1993David Douard, WE (stalactite sine wy), impression sur tissus, bois, grille en métal, aluminium, mousse, verre soufflé, lumière / Print on textile, wood, metal grid, aluminum, foam, blown glass, light, total dimension: 130 x 80.5 x 30 cm, curved pannel: 93 x 80.5 x 30 cm, cushion: 15 x 80 x 15 cm, glass: 20 x 10 x 10 cm, 2015

Leslie Thornton, Strange Space, video, 7 min. 46 sec., 1993

David Douard, WE (stalactite sine wy), impression sur tissus, bois, grille en métal, aluminium, mousse, verre soufflé, lumière / Print on textile, wood, metal grid, aluminum, foam, blown glass, light, total dimension: 130 x 80.5 x 30 cm, curved pannel: 93 x 80.5 x 30 cm, cushion: 15 x 80 x 15 cm, glass: 20 x 10 x 10 cm, 2015

David Douard, WE (purple and gold pain), blown glass, aluminum, copper, plaster, dish towel, chain, 42 x 27 x 24 cm, 2015

David Douard, WE (purple and gold pain), blown glass, aluminum, copper, plaster, dish towel, chain, 42 x 27 x 24 cm, 2015

Ian Law, There was a body, I was there, was a body, medical privacy screens with soft toy fur fabric, curtain netting and organza, gift wrapped, 172 x 86 x 47 cm, 2016

Ian Law, There was a body, I was there, was a body, medical privacy screens with soft toy fur fabric, curtain netting and organza, gift wrapped, 172 x 86 x 47 cm, 2016