Mutatis Mutandis, Andrea Branzi, Grandi Legni GL 13, Grandi Legni GL 19, 2009, Installation view, Secession 2012, Photo: Oliver Ottenschläger

Mutatis Mutandis

Babak Afrassiabi, Edgar Arceneaux, Hany Armanious, Louidgi Beltrame, Elisabetta Benassi, Andrea Branzi, Luke Fowler, Suzanne Treister

Curated by Cathrine David

June 29 – September 2, 2012

Mutatis Mutandis brings together a number of works that explore the complexity of contemporary events, materiality, history, and memories, and propose possible re-presentations. Discontinuous narratives as well as formal and mental strategies for re-editing information and images question the functioning of visible and invisible structures and networks. They also challenge—through the sometimes paradoxical use of modern and traditional media—the complexities of contemporary subjectivities.


Babak Afrassiabi, born in Iran in 1969, lives and works in Rotterdam.
Edgar Arceneaux, born in Los Angeles in 1972, where he lives and works.
Hany Armanious, born in Ismalia (EG) in 1962, lives and works in Sydney.
Louidgi Beltrame, born in Marseilles in 1971, lives and works in Paris.
Elisabetta Benassi, born in Rome in 1966, where she lives and works.
Andrea Branzi, born in Florence in 1938, lives and works in Milan.
Luke Fowler, born in Glasgow in 1978, where he lives and works.
Suzanne Treister, born in London in 1958, where she lives and works.