The exhibition is open from the 13th of January to the 5th of March 2017.
The opening is on Thursday the 12th of January at 6:30 pm.
The artistes are David Antin, Eleanor Antin, Mariana Castillo Deball, Delia Derbyshire, Jean Dupuy, Mark Geffriaud, gerlach en koop, David Horvitz, Pierre Paulin, Shimabuku, Simon Starling, Zin Taylor and Virginie Yassef.
The curators are Felicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth, Sophie Kaplan and Yann Sérandour.
While I was also listening to David, Eleanor, Mariana, Delia, Genk, Jean, Mark, Pierre, Shima, Simon, Zin and Virginie is the first exhibition in a new cycle at La Criée centre for contemporary art, on the idea of narrative.
Fragmented narratives, invisible narratives, transformed narratives, archived, recorded or imagined narratives... with this initial exhibition, we would like to show a multiplicity and polyphony of narratives forms.
Every narrative being a transmission, it seemed important to us to invite several legendary figures having a link to writing or speech, and whose works are being transmitted and told from one generation to the next. These are David and Eleanor Antin, Jean Dupuy, and Delia Derbyshire.
Every narrative being a temporal sequence, we have also decided to propose a sequel to this exhibition, which would act as its apocryphal text. The second collective exhibition at the end of the cycle will thus consist of works by more or less the same artists, which will echo the works shown in this first exhibition.
In choosing the works and the artists, we have taken into account both the idea of reiteration inherent to this project (like the two sides of the same LP) as well as the logic of reinterpretation that it presupposes. Thus, certain artists will show the same work in both exhibitions — or even in the interval of time that separates them — while others will exhibit two complementary pieces.
The notions of (re)discovery, translation, and interpretation are the unifying threads of this exhibition, which consists of narrative works (Castillo Deball, Dupuy, Starling), fabulated works (Yassef, Taylor), stolen works (Geffriaud), spoken works (D. Antin, Derbyshire), sampled works (Paulin), found works (Shimabuku), disseminated works (E. Antin), supported works (gerlach en koop) and dreamt works (Horvitz).
On Saturday the 14th of January, 2017 at 3:00 pm, the artists/curators will be present to discuss the exhibition.
On Saturday the 21st of January, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm we have invited the Autres mesures festival for a concert by Stéphance Ginsburgh and readings by Jérôme Game and Gilles Amalvi.
On Thursday the 2th February at 6:00 pm, Grégory Buchert opens the doors of the Domestic Museum in the L3 Victor Bach amphitheater of Rennes 2 University.