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Triangle France & Astérides

Thursday December 7 2017, from 6 pm
Floor 2
Friche la Belle de Mai
13003 Marseille

Studios opening of Triangle France and Astérides artists in residency (fall session 2017):

- Maya Beaudry, Adam Lewis Jacob and Anouchka Oler (Triangle France)
- Romuald Dumas-Jandolo, Pauline Ghersi, Alan Schmalz and Anna Solal (Astérides)


In collaboration with Rond-Point Projects

Wednesday, November 16th
From 07:00 to 08:00 P.M
4e floor, Friche la Belle de Mai
41 rue Jobin 13003

Artist Matthew McQuillan will give a presentation from ongoing research into the contemporary values and conceptions placed upon the child and childhood, in the global north. Using examples from films, literature and theory, his presentation will consider the child/childhood as a social construct, the role of the family, and various political viewpoints; to explore our current emphasis on the child as an investment and a symbol of hope.

Working across written text, performance and installation, Mcquillan's practice combines found material and personal experience to focus on the overlooked; the nature of rubbish on a Los Angeles Street, a gesture of dismissal in a botched youtube selfie or a character's attachment to a missing, cherished pet, for example. These details harbour ambiguous, and sometimes conflicting affects, such as care, anxiety, inertia and hysteria which the artist looks to question, in relation to personal and wider social relations. His practice often draws on situations and scenarios of suspended agency; in which a subject's ability to act is obstructed or blurred. In recent years, his work has widened to include organising exhibitions and thematic events, as another means to explore and test ideas.

Matthew McQuillan is a London-based artist, currently in residence at Triangle Marseille. Born 1982, (Bristol, UK) he graduated with an MFA from Goldsmiths University in 2010. Recent exhibitions / events include 'Rough House', at The glue Factory (part of Glasgow International); 'A Public Resource', Cubitt (London, UK); 'Bottom Natures', GCP (London, UK); 'Concerning the Bodyguard', The Tetley, (Leeds, UK); 'Soft Evidence', Legion TV (London, UK) and 'Winter Escape', The Common House, (London, UK).


During his residency at Triangle France, Davide Stucchi has produced two sculptures with soap of Marseille. The Munich gallery Deborah Schamoni present these two sculptures in a solo show at ART-O-RAMA 2016.

ART-O-RAMA 2016.
From August 25th to août September 11th 2016
Friche la Belle de Mai

These sculptures are in casts, scale 1:1 of the bodies of the artist, Davide Stucchi, and his boyfriend while swimming-sleeping, made of soap and then 'washed into the sea' so that the facial features of the figures get 'dispersed'. The work is created as a purely representative intent, but that intent is immediately denied. Indeed, the denial takes the form of a ceremony. The intimacy of the couple is so apparently shared — actually it remains in the pair — and is further enhanced by the ceremony of the birth of the work.

For more information on Davide Stucchi, it's here

David Stucchi, Heat Dispersion (Mattia and Davide), details, soap, steel, 35 x 180 x 210 cm, 2016

We warmly thank our partner, the Savonnerie Fer à Cheval for its support.


Performance into two parts carried out as part of exhibition Wicked Problem

I - Thursday March 17th, 7:00 p.m.
Atelier de l'artiste, Friche la Belle de Mai

II – Tuesday April 19th , 7:30 p.m.
La Gad : Etoile Run Space, Eglise St Théodore

The Scénarios d’occupations evolve like a score for three voices, with assigned roles. Like a cannon, the narrative grid is first played by a performer, then negotiated by a second, and finally by a third. The interventions examine the influence of the entertainment lobbies on local cultures in which these fictions feed. Each participant evolves in connection with the space in which he performs: a workshop, an exhibition space, a church.


Join us tomorrow at FIAC, on Marcelle Alix's booth (1.G11-Grand Palais) for the book launch of Liz Magor "The Blue One Comes in Black" from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. in the presence of the artist (Book signing at 5P.M.)


170 pages + booklet
Softcover, 22,5 x 31 cm
ISBN 9788867491704
€ 28

Copublished by Mousse Publishing and Triangle France
Texts by Céline Kopp, Liz Magor, Lisa Robertson and Jan Verwoert.
Graphic Design by Mathias Schweizer

Published in partnership with Art Gallery of Ontario - AGO and Gershon Iskowitz Foundation; Le Cartel; Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry - le Crédac; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and with the support of Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Marcelle Alix, Paris and Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

“This is not a picture to show how things are. It’s a proposal as to how we connect to what matters and how it comes to matter. It’s one of the vital intuitions Liz Magor could be understood to advance in her work: bodies, souls, memories and matter interconnect in peculiar ways and activating this connection may be more strikingly simple than many would believe”.
Jan Verwoert, 2015

This book offers a new contribution to the thinking around Magor's long standing practice by gathering newly commissioned critical texts and creative writing, as well as texts by the artist herself, some of which were previously unpublished. This book not only highlights important works from throughout Magor's career but also present her latest work for the first time in a publication form.

Liz Magor (b. 1948, Canada) lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Practicing for over 40 years, Magor has had numerous solo exhibitions including Surrender, Iskowitz Award, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2015); Six Ways to Sunday #06, Peep-Hole, Milan (2015); Liz Magor: A Thousand Quarrels, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (2014); No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion, Triangle France, Marseille (2013); I is being This, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2012); The Mouth and other storage facilities, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver (2008). Magor exhibited at documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987) and represented Canada at the Venice Biennale (1984). Her forthcoming solo exhibitions include Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris (2016), Crédac, Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry, Paris (2016), Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal (2016), and Glasgow Sculpture Studios as part of Glasgow International (2016).



Wednesday 13 May, 2015. 7:00 P.M.
Duration: 40 min
Followed by a second projection at 8:00 P.M.
Galerie éphémère
Friche la Belle de Mai
41 rue Jobin
13003 Marseille
Free entrance.

In the occasion of the inauguration of the 2015 Printemps de l'Art Contemporain in Marseille and in collaboration with les Mécènes du Sud, Triangle France et Rond-Point Projects are pleased to present the first projection of PACACOSMOS, a film by Pierre Fisher & Jusin Meekel.

PACACOSMOS is a film attempting to show the links between the banal and the cosmos within the overall territory of the French Region PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur). This is a fiction, created in collaboration with the region's inhabitants, whose script is being written while the images are captured, following adventures and encounters, and using the fictional potential of reality. The film functions like a road movie where the main character - a mysterious other - wanders around with poetry, looking for traces of the cosmos on earth. The hero, in the midst of an unusual quest, leaves his destiny to the stroke of luck and the stars.

Pierre Fisher & Justin Meekel were artists in residency at Triangle France for the conception and production of this project in 2014.

Pierre Fisher & Justin Meekel
Production: Rond-Point Projects and Triangle France
A project recipient of the 2914 Mécènes du Sud award.
Coproduction: CAIRN Centre d'art, Digne-les-Bains
With support from la Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Next and unique public projection date
within the overall program of the 2015 Printemps de l'Art Contemporain:
Friday 22 May, 2015. 8:00 P.M. (same venue).



16mm film transferred to DVD
Black & White, sound, 1951
Duration: 55 minutes
From 7pm to 8pm

This film projection is proposed and introduced by the artist Raymond Boisjoly for the 'finissage' of MOUCHARABIEH exhibition. A drink will follow the screening to close the program celebrating Triangle France's 20th birthday.

Best known as a pioneer of 1940's American experimental cinema, Maya Deren produce series of short films inspired by surrealism and psychology – like Cocteau. In 1962, a year after her death, Jonas Mekas honour her work by producing in collaboration with other filmmakers her melting dream, The Film-Makers' Cooperative.

Between 1947 and 1951, Maya Deren spent significant periods of time in Haiti. The footage she made of Voodoo rituals was left unedited on her death and only assembled later as a film Divine Horsemen : The Living Gods of Haiti 1947-51. The commentary added to the footage is composed of extracts from the book of the same title Deren published in 1953.

Conceived as a “film-poem”, Maya Deren's film reveals the ongoing merging of art and ethnography which was one of the legacies of Surrealism. It travel in the Voodoo's religion between dance and possession with the sounds of drums - a religion based upon West African beliefs and practices, combined with aspects of Roman Catholicism. The film captures the rituals of Rada, Petro and Congo cults, whose devotees commune with the cosmic powers through invocations — ritual offerings, song and dance. The Vodoun pantheon of deities, or loa are introduced as living gods, actually taking possession of their devotees.

This film experience and the reason why the editing remain unfinished results of the artist's change of approach during the film production:
"The disposition of the objects related to my original Haitian project–evidence that this book was written not because I had so intended but in spite of my intentions–is to me, the most eloquent tribute to the irrefutable reality and impact of Voudoun mythology. I had begun as an artist, as one who would manipulate the elements of a reality into a work of art in the image of my creative integrity; I end by recording, as humbly and accurately as I can, the logics of a reality which had forced me to recognize its integrity, and to abandon my manipulations."
-Maya Deren, “Authors’s Preface” in Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1953)



12 April, 2015
3:00–5:00 P.M.
36, rue Ferrari
13005 Marseille.

Performance by Kevin Gallagher with a sculptural contribution by Elise Carron and collaborations with Camilla Wills and Erin Gigl.
Curated by Anja Isabel Schneider

Followed by a conversation between Kevin Gallagher, Camille Videcoq and Anja Isabel Schneider

CHEW marks the first manifestation at Rond Point Projects’ new space ofd-e u-m-a l-í-n-g-u-a p-a-r-a o-u-t-r-a / f-r-o-m o-n-e l-a-n-g-u-a-g-e t-o a-n-o-t-h-e-r, a long term research project developed by Anja Isabel Schneider, art historian, critic and curator. Inscribed within research initiated in Brazil in 2014 (JA.CA, Belo Horizonte) and pursued throughout 2015 within the framework of Session #5 Entrée Principale, résidence de recherche et de production curatoriale et critique à Marseille, this project reunites artists, poets, critics and translators in a program of exhibitions and events to explore the notion of translation within the context of artistic practice and exhibition making.

CHEW also marks the inauguration of Rond Point Projects Room, laboratory-exhibition space of Rond Point Projects.

For many years now, Rond Pont Projects and Triangle France have established a strong partnership for their residencies programs. Kevin Gallagher is currently artist in residency at Triangle France, a context that provided the production and allowed the research for this project.


Saturday 28 March, 2015
Duration 90 min, 3:00–4:30 P.M.

Venue: Panorama, within the exhibition MOUCHARABIEH.
Friche la belle de Mai
41 rue Jobin
13003 Marseille
Free entrance, booking strongly suggested.


Saturday 28 March, 2015
Duration 90 min, 3:00–4:30 P.M.

Venue: Panorama, within the exhibition MOUCHARABIEH.
Friche la belle de Mai
41 rue Jobin
13003 Marseille
Free entrance, booking strongly suggested.

My First Techno Party, 2015. ©TMO

In the context of Clémence Seilles's work for MOUCHARABIEH, the collective "Take Me On" invites the 5-8 years old to attend to "My first Techno Party", and celebrate the energy of childhood. They will adorn face paint and costumes to dance on the carpeted temple and contribute to ‘live’ electronic music production.

TMO : Leïla Arenou, Oona Linke and Laure Jaffuel.

Free, booking strongly suggested, limited to availability.
Facial painting, creation of costumes, dance and music. Snack included.
Pack a swim suit if possible.
Access to all exhibitions will be free.

BOOKING : or +33 4 95 04 96 11


Friday 27 March, 2015
Duration 60 min, 7:00–8:00 P.M.
With support from fondation d'entreprise Ricard.

Venue : Panorama, within the exhibition MOUCHARABIEH.
Friche la belle de Mai
41 rue Jobin
13003 Marseille
Free entrance. All exhibition open and free until 10:00 P.M.

Artificial Paradise, 2014. ©TMO

As part of the program of exhibitions and events celebrating Triangle France's 20th birthday, Clémence Seilles was commissioned to create an ambitious new work which eventually gave its title to the group exhibition MOUCHARABIEH. As a continuation of her logic of collaboration, she invites the collective "Take me On" for the exhibition's late night opening of Friday 27 March. Delivered between a DJ set and sound performance, Long Hair Love Call is a contemporary interpretation of the siren’s myth as a post-feminist figure. Female empowerment, seduction and music; this sound collage proposes a narrative as festive as it is compelling.

TMO : Leïla Arenou, Oona Linke and Laure Jaffuel.
This event was created in collaboration with Annee Grøtte Viken and Naïmé Perrette.

This performance is part of "EXPONENTIELLE": late night opening and free entrance each last sunday of the month at La Friche.
More info about the overall program (6:00 P.M.–­01:00 A.M.)
T.+33 4 95 04 95 95
Web site :



Sunday 8 March, 2015
6:00–8:00 P.M
at Document
3850 Wilshire Boulevard #107
Los Angeles 90010

Parking entrance on Wilshire Boulevard
$1 valet after 6pm (mention "Document")

Photo credits: Aurélien Mole.


This joint event happens on the occasion of Margaret Honda's exhibition Sculptures at Triangle France, and her upcoming project at Künstlerhaus Bremen in 2016.

As one of three works of Sculptures, a monographic exhibition by Margret Honda at Triangle France in Marseille, the artist published Writings, a collection of texts about her own work. This limited artist's edition, co-published by Triangle France and Künstlerhaus Bremen, is a complete written record of Margaret Honda's work.

Triangle France and Künstlerhaus Bremen invite you to a special viewing and reading of this book in Los Angeles. Followed by a conversation between Margaret Honda and Tenzing Barshee. On this evening you will be able to purchase this signed and numbered edition at a 10% discount for $90. All the proceeds will go towards the production of a revised second edition of Writings published next year for a wider distribution.

On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Triangle France Dorothée Dupuis, Céline Kopp and Sandra Patron invited Tenzing Barshee to curate Sculptures. Writings was edited by Matthew Evans and designed by Dan Solbach. Fanny Gonella invited Margaret Honda to respond to Sculptures with a project at Künstlerhaus Bremen in 2016.

Publishers: Triangle France, Künstlerhaus Bremen
100 pages
ISBN 978-2-9522763
6.6 x 4.5 inches
Edition of 150 + 15 Artist's proof

More information about the exhibition


FRIDAY 27 FEBRUARY, 2015. 07:00 P.M.

Within the exhibition MOUCHARABIEH programmed as part of Triangle France's 20th anniversary and for the 2015 season of Le Cartel, Dorothée Dupuis's lecture will take place at the fictionnal director's desk conceived by Clemence Seilles as part of her commissioned project. The audience will be welcome to lay on Clemence's device which is especially made for comfort! (+coffee+)

The lecture in free access will begin at 7:00 P.M. (duration about 1H). Free access to all exhibitions until 10:00 P.M.

Exhibition view MOUCHARABIEH (from top to bottom : Raymond Boisjoly (cropped), SANKS, Clémence Seilles, Lina Viste Grønli). Photo credits: Aurélien Mole.

Responding to Lili Reynaud Dewar's lecture « Mon épidémie » ( held during the inauguration of Triangle France's 20th anniversary program, where she described her experience of the emergence of AIDS and her position towards the fear of contamination that was symptomatic of the 1990s), curator Dorothée Dupuis will reflect on her commitments and the research she initiated while director of Triangle France from 2007 to 2012). She will talk about her experience of confronting and linking feminist theories and visual arts and about her vision of feminism as a committed way of thinking towards an active and inclusive exercise of our responsibilities as citizens and subjects. A vision that is impossible to separate from an understanding of the politics of power and their unequal distribution.

Questions will be asked such as : "What do we mean by Feminism? Where does it come from? How is it still useful today? What does it mean to be a feminist visual artist? How can we articulate a multicultural vision of Feminism? What is essentialist or constructivist Feminism?". Potential answers and discussion will consider projects and exhibitions such as « Les Formes Féminines » (Triangle France 2009); « Kathy Acker : The Office / Rulin' n' Freakin' » (Triangle France 2011); the magazine Petunia, as well as references linked with visual arts in general, pop culture, history, theory and geopolitics.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

Dorothée Dupuis (b.1980, Paris) is a curator, author and publisher based between France and Mexico City. Trained at the Centre Pompidou, Co founder of Le Commissariat in 2006 in Paris, she was the Director of Triangle France in Marseille from 2007 until 2012. A dedicated feminist, she is Co-director of Petunia magazine. Her curatorial and writing practice seeks to question, expose, and challenge existing power structures within the visual arts. Recent projects include: Dewar & Gicquel (Prix Marcel Duchamp 2012) at the Centre Pompidou (2013); Pro-choice at Kunsthalle Freiburg, Switzerland, curated with Petunia (2013); Momentum? May be it’s time… also with Petunia at PSM Gallery in Berlin (2014); Matthieu Laurette at Parallel, Oaxaca; Renaud Jerez at Lodos, Mexico City (2014). In 2014, she was curator-in-residence at Fahrenheit by Flax in Los Angeles and at Capacete in Rio de Janeiro. She was also guest curator at Les Ateliers des Arques in the Lot region in France. Since 2013, she is the editor of Terremoto, an online quarterly magazine about contemporary art in the Americas. Her writings have appeared in numerous exhibition catalogues as well as art publications such as Spike, Metropolis M, Mousse, Kaleidoscope, ArtReview, Flash Art, among others.

* Philosopher and researcher Géraldine Gourbe, whose presence for this event was announced, will unfortunately not be able to join us. She however participated in conversations that led to this program whose content has not been modified.