A PROJECT BY JEAN-ALAIN CORRE with Simon Bergala, Anne Bourse, Grégory Cuquel, Florence Giroud, Anthony Jacquot- Boeykens, Renaud Jerez, Thomas Léon, Jean-Baptiste Sauvage, Thomas Teurlai and Philip Vormwald.
Exhibition from April 27th to May 19th, 2013.
Preview: April 26th, from 6:30 pm.
Triangle France and Galerie Arnaud Deschin are pleased to present 0,00€, an exhibition project conceived by Jean-Alain Corre during the time of his residency at Triangle France. Jean-Alain Corre decided to invite ten artists to join him rue Espérandieu. There, they attempted to convince small business owners to let them exhibit works in their shops. Conversations happened and bakers, hairdressers, sandwich makers, became curators and gallery invigilators so that artworks could in turn integrate the shops and the daily life of this small neighbourhood community. Stories are added to existing ones.
The list of venues are available at La GAD - 34, rue Espérandieu - 13001 Marseille and at the bakery! (number 29 of the same street).
Exhibition from May 3rd to June 2nd 2012
Opening on Wednesday 2nd 2012 at 7pm
Hors-Les-Murs / HLM - 20 rue St Antoine – 13002 Marseille
with works by Tim Braden, Sophie Bueno-Boutellier, Cécile Dauchez, Guillaume Gattier, Theo Michael, Lidwine Prolonge, Fabrice Samyn, Analia Saban, Jocelyn Villemont
"The Possessed" proposes to observe the work of art as the place of negotiation between two dissenting voices, that of the world and the artist, through the allegory of the Medium. The Medium, person "able to perceive the messages of the spirits of the dead," achieves the feat of speaking for the other, at least as long as he convinces his audience of so. But as he faces the difficulty of transcribing the most humbly as possible those alien voices, he paradoxically starts standing as an author, driving apart from his simple role of servant.
The question is then not so much whether the Medium tells the truth, than to understand by what means and what strategies he is implementing his speech. The chimera of an objective artistic truth was generally dismissed in the 60's: from then, art rather seeks to report the increasing complexity of our subjectivities, opposed to a once unique world order. The artist asserts her/himself as a kind of conveyor of experiences, and whose virtuosity only can tell from her/his position as an impostor or a demiurge, like a medium particularly possessed by the spirits that visit him.
In the show are chosen artworks that reflect on this author / servant paradox : the word of the artist plays hide and seek with what she/he claims for. Heirs to a centuries-old art history (Analia Saban, Theo Michael), observers of Civilization (Jocelyn Villemont, Tim Braden), critic spokespersons of secret societies (Lidwine Prolonge, Guillaume Gattier) agnostic mystics (Sophie Bueno- Boutellier, Fabrice Samyn), or technologic ones (Cécile Dauchez)... the artists, like if they were possessed, often talk for something or someone else; and they always have the last word. When culminates this mediumistic schizophrenia, and the artist manages to combine subjectivity and universal truth until they can't part anymore, a work of art has the power to silence for a moment the clamor of our differences.
View of the exhibition here
Opening pics here
Clic here to read the press review !