ENTROPY

Astrid Krehan、Michel Temman、Rachid Khimoune

Opening Reception:2020.9.12 5 - 8pm

Exhibition Dates: 2020.9.12 - 10.18

"Entropy" is a measure used to quantify chaos, disorder, randomness or unpredictability and originated from the second law of thermodynamics in physical chemistry. The law states that the total amount of chaos and disorder will naturally increase over time and energy is required to maintain or restore structure and order. The essence of the universe is a system full of uncertainty and chaos, which bring about changes in different forms and a complete continuous transformation of energy through various contrasting forces such as opposition, conflict, break and balance, destruction and rebirth. A sudden global public health event made the original system and order of modern society temporarily ineffective, and the trajectory of individual life was also shaken. The stagnation phase brings about tremendous changes and setbacks in the real world, and at the same time exposes the original nature of the world that is full of accidents and turmoil (wars, diseases, natural disasters). How we live with it, if we survive or die, is an eternal question.
ENTROPY

ArtCN gallery is delighted to present "Entropy" a group exhibition featuring the photographic works of Astrid Krehan and Michel Temman and a sculpture installation by Rachid Khimoune. Through different media, the three artists have used their own unique artistic language to explore the acceptance of chaos and the continuous transformation of energy in our modern society in our world today.


Astrid Krehan created her new photographic series during the COVID period in response to the sudden changes and chaos that resulted because "the world also takes on its full meaning when viewed upside down". For Michel Temman, photography reveals the subject from countless perspectives and deploys as many unimagined forms as well. "It could be that life, in our gravitational universe, is above all a journey of colors, intense and adventurous (...) To photograph immediately became transformative, an ‘entropic process’ par excellence." For Rachid Khimoune, his sculptures of turtles are viewed as a symbol of peace but their shell-shaped like military helmets are also a constant reminder of the recurring suffering linked to wars that keep erupting around the world.


"Entropy" is a measure used to quantify chaos, disorder, randomness or unpredictability and originated from the second law of thermodynamics in physical chemistry. The law states that the total amount of chaos and disorder will naturally increase over time and energy is required to maintain or restore structure and order. The essence of the universe is a system full of uncertainty and chaos, which bring about changes in different forms and a complete continuous transformation of energy through various contrasting forces such as opposition, conflict, break and balance, destruction and rebirth. A sudden global public health event made the original system and order of modern society temporarily ineffective, and the trajectory of individual life was also shaken. The stagnation phase brings about tremendous changes and setbacks in the real world, and at the same time exposes the original nature of the world that is full of accidents and turmoil (wars, diseases, natural disasters). How we live with it, if we survive or die, is an eternal question.