Artists: Jean-Marie Appriou, Cory Arcangel, Bastien Aubry & Dimitri Broquard, Dewar & Gicquel, Piero Gilardi, Tilman Hornig, Renaud Jerez, Rachel de Joode, Bevis Martin & Charlie Youle, Marlie Mul, Owen Piper, Hayley Tompkins, Anne de Vries Exhibition title: Deep Screen Venue: Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux, France Date: March 14 – May 24, 2015 Photography: Images courtesy of the artists and Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art contemporain “Deep Screen” proposes an in-depth exploration of the screens that now people our lives. In ever-growing numbers, computers, smartphones and tablets constitute a filter that is starting to replace the glass doors of galleries and other museums, and modify our perception of contemporary […]
Artist: Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Exhibition title: Vetiver Venue: Galerie Valentin, Paris, France Date: January 17 – March 7, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Valentin, Paris In his Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein describes the structure of our thoughts as they are prior to an illuminating discovery, when they remain on hold, with contradictions left to resolve. The task of any creative pursuit isn’t, according to him, to resolve or clarify these contradictions, but to give a “precise” idea of this disconcerting, confused situation that precedes the contradiction’s resolution. Similarly, the “clear and confused” atmosphere of Jean-Baptiste Bernadet’s paintings outlines a preliminary state, that floating zone where the contradiction hasn’t been treated […]
The Registry of Promise is a series of exhibitions that reflect on our increasingly fraught relationship with what the future may or may not hold in store for us. These exhibitions engage with and play upon various readings of promise as simultaneously anticipating a future and its fulfillment or lack thereof, as well as a kind of inevitability, either positive or negative. Such polyvalence assumes a particular poignancy in the current historical moment. Given that the technological and scientific notions of progress inaugurated by the Enlightenment no longer have the same purchase they once did, we have long since abandoned the linear vision of the future the Enlightenment once betokened. Meanwhile, what is coming to substitute our former conception would hardly seem to be a substitute at all: the looming specter of global ecological catastrophe. From the anthropocentric promise of modernity, it would seem, we have turned to a negative faith in the post-human. And yet the future is not necessarily a closed book. Far from fatalistic, The Registry of Promise takes into consideration these varying modalities of the future while trying to conceive of possible others. In doing so, it seeks to valorize the potential polyvalence and mutability at the heart of the word promise.
Taking place over the course of approximately one year, The Registry of Promise consists of four autonomous, interrelated exhibitions, which can be read as individual chapters in a book. It was inaugurated by The Promise of Melancholy and Ecology at the Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, followed by The Promise of Multiple Temporalities at Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-Les-Eaux and The Promise of Moving Things at Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, and will conclude with The Promise of Literature, Soothsaying and Speaking in Tongues at De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg.
Artist: Ola Vasiljeva Exhibition title: University Venue: Antoine Levi, Paris, France Date: January 22 – March 14, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Antoine Levi University plays with the idea of experimental pedagogical systems, such as the Antiuniversity of London and The Institute of Phenomenological Studies, which formed critique to the major ideological institutions of the society. Such schools experimented with self-organised education and were founded in response to the intellectual bankruptcy and spiritual emptiness of the approved educational establishment. They proposed courses that departed from the conservative educational programs and idealized the unrestricted development of thought. As the anti-universities reject conscious practices, Vasiljeva makes this idea of “un-learning” […]
Artist: Julien Goniche Exhibition Title: 4D PSYCHO VAPOR Venue: Shanaynay, Paris, France Date: December 11, 2014 – January 22, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of Shanaynay Spyder looking at you, scared as fuck doorgirls opens darkdoors vapor is one of the most exotic & specialized. extrem lightweight. Indoor reflections from red hell in your green fucking fisheyes roads are melting with fire from the tokamak. hotter than the sun.tore supra my father, housefire my mother lava bitches with straw-hats, dancing indoors on the crystal screen. kisses flying in bloody whirpools on the infinite mirrors. L’île drowning in red wine. ugly Chrysalismimetism: submission exile or death. unknownSummit-shell for the Xcityed friends.
Artists: Becky Beasley, Nina Beier, Judith Bernstein, Juliette Blightman, Kerstin Cmelka, Jason Dodge, Manuel Graf, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Camille Henrot, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Yngve Holen, Karl Holmqvist, Lisa Holzer, Dorothy Iannone, Sture Johannesson, Ferdinand Ahm Krag, Karl Larsson, Maria Loboda, Michaela Meise, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Josephine Pryde, Tobias Rehberger, Nina Rhode, Roman Schramm, Emily Sundblad, Hayley Tompkins, Anicka Yi Exhibition title: @ the shrink Curated by: Simon Dybbroe Møller Venue: Shanaynay, Paris, France Date: October 24 – November 24, 2014 Photography: Courtesy of Shanaynay As I told my shrink the other day I only ever share my issues with my friends after discussing them with him. “As I told […]
Artist: Liudvikas Buklys Exhibition title: Rolling holders and windows Venue: Cortex Athletico, Paris, France Date: May 23 – June 21, 2014 Photography: Courtesy of Cortex Athletico Rolling holders and windows = a solo exhibition by Liudvikas Buklys = an articulated grouping of materials—a campsite for ideas. At its centre, a veneered MDF bench offers a central posture. If it’s a bench at all, it’s one whose specifics were pre-determined by a horticultural set of dimensions (though their parameters have been withdrawn from the decor). It’s a hard-edged reference point, but its horizontal lines extend beyond their visible termination, towards three other objects, which suspend here, there, and there—sails for trapping […]