Yvan Alvarez
LATENT OBJECTS DONATED BY MY FATHER TO MAKE ART, 2016-
Found objects, cardboard boxes
Dimensions variable

Installation views :
Plattform 18, Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2018
Pay Attention Motherfuckers, Zabriskie Point, 2018

My father started giving me some objects that he thought would be interesting for me to make art with. He’s a janitor, and he used to collect a lot of items. With them, he elaborated a kind of circulation of objects : he sold some of them, he gave others as a gift, and since 2016, he kept some objects for me. In a way, he included me on this circulation of objects.

Each object is packed in one box, sheltered from the viewer’s sight. Thus, they are like latent objects, waiting for a chance to be exhibited. These boxes are systematically exhibited in spaces such as corridors because of their status. I wanted to mark this transition where these objects are with interval spaces.