ART ENCOUNTERS | Appearance & Essence | 3-31 OCTOBER 2015 TIMISOARA | ARAD
AKassen’s work ranges across media, from architecture and sculpture to photography and performance. Throughout their practice, the group deploys an unlikely fusion of humour and conceptual rigor. Blurring the boundaries between artwork and documentation, AKassen’s objects often stem from site-specific or social interventions. The re-presentation of such actions, later, in the gallery space, often incorporates material byproducts that take on new relevance as they encounter the audience. In visual terms such works may appear understated, yet their wider intellectual scope is uncovered through sustained attention. Playful, cerebral, and surprising, AKassen are conceptual tricksters whose primary medium is the space between what is hidden and what is revealed, and the structural relations between part and whole.