Anachronismes et autres manipulations spatio-temporelles #2. Universalisme
39-40 avenue Sergent Maginot
Anachronisms and other time-space manipulations is a group exhibit in two parts: Universalism gathers together works that range from the abstract to the timeless, that exceed time and space while creating a relationship with history, politics, science, and even science fiction.
In much of contemporary art practice, one can detect elements from various different cultures and epochs that artists freely manipulate within an individual work, or simply bring, unaltered, into the exhibition space. These works can be qualified as being anachronistic, or containing anachronisms : they dismiss chronology as they do geographical distances, creating as they do, non-linear modes of reading. Rejected in our society, in first place by historians who would, at best, accept the phenomenon assimilated within fiction and fantasy. However the phenomenon of anachronism has always been in operation in the arts, in manners more or less discreet, through quotation, copy, appropriation etc. Today, anachronism has been taken in hand and treated by many artists, who, through their practice, enlarge the definition of the term. In turn, this process of decontextualisation, is taken to the heart of the exhibition, revealing as it does, two opposed and complimentary contemporary orientations, that of particularism, and that of universalism.
Anachronisms and other space-time manipulations is a double group show : Universalism brings together works that range, formally and conceptually, from abstraction to timelessness, works that create relations to history, politics, science (read science-fiction) whilst stretching beyond time and space…
With the collaboration of 02 – Paris, Buy-sellf – Bordeaux, Point Impression – Rennes.
Photo: Marc Domage.
1. Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Dionis Escorsa, Michel Guillet, Amala Hély & Guillaume Robert, Nicolas Milhé, Anachronismes #2, 2008, exhibition view. Curated and produced by 40mcube. Photo: Patrice Goasduff.
2. Nicolas Milhé, Meurtrière, 2008. Produced by 40mcube / Zebra 3. Photo: Marc Domage.
3. (Foreground) Nicolas Milhé, Meurtrière, 2008. Produced by 40mcube / Zebra 3. (Background) Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, The day before, 2004. Excerpt from the series The day before_starsystem, 2004. Courtesy galerie In situ / Fabienne Leclerc. Photo: Patrice Goasduff.
4. Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, The day before, 2004. Excerpt from the series The day before_starsystem, 2004. Courtesy galerie In situ / Fabienne Leclerc. Photo: Patrice Goasduff.
5. Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, The day before_Guernica, 2004. Excerpt from the series The day before_starsystem, 2004. Courtesy galerie In situ / Fabienne Leclerc. Photo: Patrice Goasduff.
6. Michel Guillet, Hole Black 2008, 160 × 220 × 170 cm. Photo: Patrice Goasduff.