La criée - bande noir

Seigneur François

Seigneur François


Des ordres

Des ordres

11 December 2009 > 24 January 2010

Production:
La Criée centre d’art contemporain

Curator:
Larys Frogier

An architect by profession, François Seigneur works via an atypical overlapping of visual art and architecture. Combining painting, installations, graphic design, exhibition design and architecture, he practises a philosophy of the "open-ended" work: never definitive and often tweaked.

His exhibition at La Criée centres on the fabrication of disorder as both a necessary concept and an indispensable creative act; and this in a post-global era in which control, an obsession with security, and systems of assessment infiltrate the least discursive, administrative, social and even artistic system. This is why François Seigneur’s work stresses the need for architecture and the visual arts to risk addressing areas of habitat and of forms, objects and concepts usually dismissed as not very "sexy", insufficiently "formulated" or too "disorderly". For it is in these areas that life and creativity often surface. La Criée is presenting a randomly structured Grey Macro-monochrome whose system of rearrangeable plywood panels triggers changes of aspect in the course of the exhibition. In contrast with this work, the installation Lucky There’s Advertising clutters the space with consumer (and consumed) items. In the small room the exhibition is rounded off with an architectural model titled So as not to die, I won’t finish my house. So why finish other people’s? As François Seigneur puts it, "Order and disorder are relative, complementary, indissociable states. Whether geometrical, temporal or human, they run our societies. If order within order leads to authoritarianism, unrestrained disorder leads to anarchy. The exhibition offers three possible states."

Heureusement qu'on a la publicité, 2009 Installation composée d'une accumulation d'objets et matériaux divers, usagés Heureusement qu'on a la publicité, 2009 Installation composée d'une accumulation d'objets et matériaux divers, usagés Heureusement qu'on a la publicité, 2009 Installation composée d'une accumulation d'objets et matériaux divers, usagés Macro-monochrome gris, 2009 Macro-monochrome gris, 2009 Macro-monochrome gris, 2009 Pour ne pas mourir, je ne finirai jamais ma maison. Pourquoi finir celle des autres ?, 1995 Pour ne pas mourir, je ne finirai jamais ma maison. Pourquoi finir celle des autres ?, 1995 Pour ne pas mourir, je ne finirai jamais ma maison. Pourquoi finir celle des autres ?, 1995 Amis poètes bonjour, 2009
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La criée - bande noir

work of art

Heureusement qu'on a la publicité
Heureusement qu’on a la publicité
Seigneur François
2009 Installation composed of an accumulation of used objects and materials Artwork produced (...)
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Macro-monochromes gris
Macro-monochromes gris
Seigneur François
2009 672 x 475,2 cm Gouache sur contre-plaqué 256 formats A3 en contre-plaqué repositionnables (...)
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Amis poètes bonjour
Amis poètes bonjour
Seigneur François
2009 Performance Son : Yann Lesueur Lecture : Hervé Perrin, Yann Lesueur, Agathe Jeanneau, (...)
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Resources

Interview François Seigneur
Interview François Seigneur
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