Sunday, February 16, 2014

poster commission re: perec at the arco fair

TENTATIVE (S) D’EPUISEMENT/ ATEMPT (S) AT EXHAUTING
Part of the ART FAIR ARCO
The 19th to the 23th February, 2014
Opening the 18th February, 2014
With Benoît Fougeirol, Nicolas Aiello, stanley brown, On Kawara, Daniel Buren, David Lamelas and Gauthier Keyaerts, Yona Friedman, Jorge Macchi, Ingo Giezendanner, Gabriel Basilico , Toine Horvers, Christian Marclay, Matt Mulican, Francis Alys, Beat Streuli, Andrea Branzi, and Archigram.
Curator : Anne-Laure Chamboissier & Christophe Daviet-Thery
Co-production : Cham Projects & Daviet-Thery Editions
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In 1974, for three days running and at different moments of the day, Georges Perec tried to record everything he could see in Place Saint-Sulpice, where he had set up home. This Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris, which would be published in 1975, acts as a point of departure for this proposition, organized around the notion of recording and representing the urban space. While the etymology of the word representation gives “the act of replacing (something) before someone’s eyes”, which tends to give representation a restrictive definition, this proposition strives, on the contrary, to tackle its different forms, be it through image, word or sound.
This polymorphous project is incorporated in the actual space of the city around a fixed point, a place of contemporary art, Cruce, in Rue Docteur Fourquet, and is organized around a piece by Claire Morel and two in situ works by Benoît Fougeirol and Nicolas Aiello, which are echoed  by books by stanley brouwn, Daniel Buren, Peter Downsbrough, and On Kawara, a film by David Lamelas, and an acoustic environment by Gauthier Keyaerts based on different sources: Scanner, Bill Fontana, Steve Roden, and Rainier Lericolais…
Like an extension in the city’s actual space, and slipping into the city’s interstices, a poster commission was organized with Steve Roden. A way of thus raising the issue of art within the public place and the forms it should take.



Like an echo, Attempt(s) at Exhausting  is being developed actually within the ARCO, as part of the section As Tables are Shelves, in order to bring the urban space into an artistic context in the form of a bookshop with titles by Francis Alys, Andrea Branzi, Peter Downsbrough, Yona Friedman, Ingo Giezendanner, Toine Horvers, Jorge Macchi, Matt Mulican,, Beat Streuli …

Cruce Contemporaneo
Dr. Fourquet 5
28012 Madrid
ARCO
Pabellones 7 y 9 de la Feria de Madrid
www.ifema.es/arcomadrid_01
Anne-Laure Chamboissier
ChamProjects
9 rue Darwin
B-1190 Bruxelles
F-Mobile +32 479 35 38 28
B-Mobile +33 6 01 34 79 09
www.champrojects.com
Christophe Daviet-Thery
Livres et Editions d’Artistes
34 rue Louise Weiss
75013 Paris/France
F-Mobile +32 607718159
www.daviet-thery.com

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