Haris Epaminonda
Untitled #02 g/j, 2018

Japanese lacquered bowl, black metal powder coated frame, trompe l’oeil painting on wooden structure
Variable dimensions

Xavier Franceschi: [One] striking characteristic of your work is that it plays with elements of museum scenography, which are often diverted from their original function. [Is] what really matters the way in which things are presented, or framed?
Haris Epaminonda: Images generate ideas and vice versa. Questions of presentation come much later in the process, and although they certainly play a role in the overall set-up, I’m interested primarily in how objects tend to oscillate between past and present and in their potential to generate multiple plots. In this process, all decisions on how to treat these objects and images depend on their very objecthood and potentiality: their specific materiality dictates all my actions.

Excerpt from an interview published on the occasion of “VOL. XVI Haris Epaminonda” at the Frac Île-de-France in 2015.