“Do artistic endeavors have the facility to switch, by displacing them, our factors of view on the modern world?” Such is the problematic, eminently political question posed by this exhibition, exploring the influence (visual and environmental, ecological and moral) of images made by artists to allow us to see the world, resembling they saw or perceived it, in its greatness and its miseries, its magnificence and its strangeness, its mirages and its wounds… Traces, imprints, fragments, visions, extrapolations… of a dangerous crossing placing at evil many goals between two dazzlings. From the deserted immensities photographed or put in abyss by Enrique Ramirez to the tiny and deceptive worlds – blurring the border between plant and animal, human and non-human – of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, passing by the charnel houses of chained tree trunks of Danh Vo or the “home chaos” trapped in the digital camera of Paulo Nazareth, Latifa Echakch’s ghosts, and Vidya Gastaldon’s rainbow rains. Here is the world in tatters illuminated or enhanced by goals (typically funereal) and poetry (typically disenchanted) of a dozen artists as impressed as they're involved. An exhibition co-produced by the Studio National des Arts Contemporains and the Pinault Assortment.
Exhibition Up to now
Until April 30th
Le Fresnoy – Studio nationwide des Arts Contemporains – Tourcoing
Jusqu’au 30 avril 2022