LAST DAYS!> until Saturday 22 November 2014
Exhibition in partnership with Artistes en résidence, Clermont-Ferrand
and Residency Unlimited, New York City
Onyedika Chuke was born in Nigeria, he lives and works in New York. The exhibition the untitled
is the result of a one-month residency in Clermont-Ferrand, in
partnership with the organization Artistes en Résidence. It is part of
a series of works initiated by Onyedika Chuke in 2011, entitled The Forever Museum.
By combining found objects, borrowed images, and sculptures, mostly
made out of plaster, the artist composes installations inspired by the
museum vocabulary to better disrupt it.
the untitled is
a work based on internet sourced documents that redistribute images and
theories of political revolutions, riots and warfare. Interests
stemming from the artist's travels in Libya in 2011 during the Tunisian
Revolution, which eventually led to what would be known as Jasmine
Spring or Arab Spring. These incidents, originally meant as revolutions
of the people have since been co-opted, made into wars and prompts for
neo-colonial politics, ushering in a period of images pertaining to the
disruption of the social sphere and intimately, the destruction of the
human body. the untitled attempts to archive the events as
re-distributed by the mega-archive of the internet, news feeds and
Onyedika Chuke questions the role of art in a broader ideological
system. The artist connects not only the phenomena of domination
between men, but also their relationship to nature. He appropriates
images from common repertoires, both ancient and contemporary, to
reveal how strongly they permeate our view of the world and of history,
and thus establish a critical distance from them.
Assistants: Armance Rougiron and Myriam Urvoaz
Thanks to: ESACM, Emma Pavoni, Hélène Sauvageot, Bruno Silva
CELINE AHOND > Wednesday 17 December at 7pm - free entrance
TU VOIS CE QUE JE VEUX DIRE ?
(YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN?)
Projection of Céline Ahond's latest film-performance
on the occasion of the launch of her DVD
Dans quel film vivons-nous ?
edited by Ecart production
Duration: 16 min, projection followed by a discussion with the artist
Ahond creates performances and videos that question the habits,
gestures and language of everyday life. Her latest research, carried
out in the low-rent buildings located Porte de Vincennes, are dedicated
to the memory of Yvon Nouzille, "building caretaker - art option",
founder of the art center APDV whose activities infiltrate the passing
areas and intermediary spaces of this housing project.