Curated by Benoit Maire on the occasion of his monograph at CAPC museum Bordeaux, Chasse-Spleen Artcenter presents works of Nina Beier, Tania Pérez Córdova, Evariste Richer, MarkGeffriaud, Rolf Julius and Benoit Maire.
For her works, using photography, collage, drawing and video Nilbar Güreş places everyday life realities in theatrical settings which deal with cultural identity codes, especially female or queer. A lot of her work is based on long-term research and cultural observation by employing fieldwork practices; she lives with her protagonists and experiences their environment.
The protagonists are often communities and individuals who have found ways to exist outside of social norms, subverting conventions around gender and sexuality. What Nilbar Güreş produces contain symbols and meanings of resistence that transcend boarders and social structures which contain a playfulness and a humour that make the brutal reality bearable. In her most recent mixed media collage Frozen Zebra, 2017 the chained animal has lost its stripes to the background. A large male figure in the upper right corner is wearing a bridal veil blowing air towards male/female body parts that are [...]
Return is the movement of the Tao, yielding
is the way of the Tao. Ten thousand things
in All Under Heaven are born of what there is.
What there is is born of what there isn’t.
In a distinctive visual style rooted in his personal memory, Jan Merta transforms real-world subjects into specific projections of his own experiences. This unusually sincere approach is in its intensity and truthfulness towards the viewer remarkably transferrable and communicative. In most cases, the artist chooses as the subject matter of his paintngs, drawings and objects things and situations on the edge of ordinary attention that, however, are personally highly important for him. By removing them from their original context and by their free processing he fills them with new contents. The pure essence of seemingly ordinary objects demonstrated on a monumental scale with the use of unconventional; spatial structures provides Merta’s [...]
Joe Scanlan has curated two shows in Nantes with works from the collection of the Frac des Pays de la Loire. For these exhibitions, titled Décor and Avant-poste, Scanlan has attempted to achieve something like a successful utilization of art – to see what it might look like to pick up where Broodthaers left off and to emphasize the value – indeed, the necessity – of deception in art.
Georg Baselitz, Martin Boyce, Marcel Broodthaers, Miriam Cahn, Patrick Caillière, Alan Charlton, Arnaud Claass, Robert Combas, Béatrice Dacher, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Hoël Duret, Jimmie Durham, François Morellet, Antoinette Ohannessian, Kristin Oppenheim, Joyce Pensato, Gala Porras-Kim, Stephen Prina, Fred Sandback, Bojan Sarcevic, Joe Scanlan, Kiki Smith, Kristina Solomoukha, Mladen Stilinović
Scoli Acosta, Leonor Antunes, Stefano Arienti, Geta Bratescu, Marcel [...]
The catalogue has been published on the occasion of Adriana Czernin’s exhibition at Structura Gallery, Sofia, December 2017 – January 2018.
Editor: Maria Vassileva
Concept: Adriana Czernin, Maria Vassileva
Authors: Adriana Czernin, Maria Vassileva
Translation: Katerina Popova
Design: Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova
The exhibition and catalogue are supported by:
Austrian Embassy Sofia
Das Land Steiermark