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SOME VARIABLE MEASURES at Espace Culture, Université Lille

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SOME VARIABLE MEASURES

10.03.14 – 18.04.14

Opening: 10.03.14 at 6:30pm

Espace Culture – Université Lille 1

After putting your perception and knowledge to the test (Otto Berchem, Magdalena Fragnito di Giorgio), and discovering works which scrutinise measurement in order to better cast it into doubt (Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Stanley Brouwn), you will plunge into evaluation, critique and the caustic views of three artists on contemporary art (Ben, Marcel Broodthaers, Présence Panchounette). It will then be up to you to feel that you have shed your complexes to be able to evaluate contemporary art according to your own criteria!

Université Lille 1

Cité Scientifique, 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

+33 (0)3 20 43 69 09

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday, 9h30-18h00

Friday, 10:00am-1:45pm

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Le Futur Commence Ici at Frac Nord-Pas de Calais

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THE FUTURE BEGINS HERE

16.11.13 – 27.04.14

Opening: 16.11.13 at 5pm

Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque


The inaugural exhibition “The Future Begins Here” is an opportunity for visitors to discover the Frac Nord-Pas de Calais collection. This collection, which joins contemporary art and design, includes more than 1,500 works acquired since the 1980s and mixes works by major artists with others by young talents.

The architecture designed by the Lacaton & Vassal agency is the jewel case in which the first exhibition by Frac Nord-Pas de Calais in its new building is set, where visitors will be plunged into its collection.

Together, the spaces in the Frac/AP2 – passageways, exhibition galleries, outreach spaces, indoors and out – are also the pretext for the presentation of projects and installations, in some cases produced especially for the occasion. Matthew Darbyshire is taking over the Salon, providing visitors with a space of relaxation and discovery; Otto Berchem questions visitors about the Frac’s collection; Rainier Lericolais invites them on an audio promenade between the LAAC and the Frac, a veritable poetic ramble and free interpretation of the region’s history; and Angela Bulloch uses the wind to light up the AP2 hangar. Even the Frac’s café will become a work of art in its own right thanks to the artistic duo Lang/Baumann.

The exhibition “The Future Begins Here”takes place throughout the entire Frac/AP2 building. Each space presents a theme or group of work found in the collection: videos, the relation between art and design, participative works. Visitors will discover at every turn – in a corridor, a salon, an exhibition gallery – a true survey of contemporary art of these past thirty years.


Artists in the exhibition:

Saâdane Afif, John Armleder, Otto Berchem, Walead Beshty, Angela Bulloch, Andre Cadere, Claude Courtecuisse, Anne Collier, Matthew Darbyshire, Dejanov et Heger, Angela de la Cruz, Marcel Duchamp, Sam Durant, Latifa Echakhch, Dan Flavin, Peter Friedl, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini, Franco Teodoro, Martí Guixé, Isabell Heimerdinger, Georg Herold, Fabrice Hyber, Donald Judd, Scott King, Gabriel Kuri, Lang/Bauman, Rainier Lericolais, Antonia Low, Ari Marcopoulos, Mathieu Mercier, Philippe Meste, Olivier Mosset, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Gabriel Sierra, Markus Sixay, Superflex, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rosemarie Trockel, Gavin Turk, Daan Van Golden, Barbara Visser, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West, Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool, Lorena Zilleruelo.


Les Pléiades – 30 ans des Frac

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les Abattoirs, Toulouse
September 27, 2012 – January 5, 2013

À l’occasion des 30 ans des Fonds régionaux d’art contemporain, en plus des cartes blanches offertes à des créateurs en région, les 23 Frac proposent à partir du 28 septembre prochain une exposition collective aux Abattoirs de Toulouse, la première depuis la création des Frac.

Répartie sur les 4 niveaux des Abattoirs à Toulouse, l’exposition Les Pléiades réunit les 23 propositions développées depuis le début de cette année 2013 par chacun des Fonds régionaux d’art contemporain sur son territoire. En adoptant le titre de cette manifestation anniversaire, Les Pléiades, l’exposition se situe comme un prolongement et une cristallisation d’une expérience inédite car il s’agit du premier projet en France à associer tous les Frac. Les Pléiades réunissent en effet 23 extraits de collections sous le regard d’autant d’artistes, suite à une étape pendant laquelle chaque Frac a donné une carte blanche à un ou plusieurs créateurs sur sa collection. Toutes ces invitations témoignent de la volonté des Frac de montrer combien l’artiste est au cœur de leurs activités, de la collection à la production d’œuvres, en passant par l’exposition, la médiation et la diffusion.

À la fois exposition d’expositions et de collections, Les Pléiades prennent pour motif fondateur la variation, comme une boucle infinie qui relie collection et exposition pour en exprimer l’interdépendance – tel un ruban de Moebius – dans l’activité quotidienne de ces institutions. Ainsi, le visiteur découvrira que l’exposition présentée par chaque Frac dans sa région devient, à Toulouse, une exposition qui n’est, à chaque fois, ni tout à fait la même ni tout à fait une autre, selon une variation chère à Verlaine. Amplifiée par la subjectivité des créateurs invités, tous réunis en un même lieu, la singularité de chaque institution dessine des voies distinctes dans l’art de ces trente dernières années, autant de parcours ouverts et promus par les politiques d’acquisition et de soutien à la création de chacun.

L’exposition Les Pléiades s’inscrit dans le cadre des Pléiades – 30 ans des Frac, une manifestation nationale organisée par les 23 Frac et Platform.

Jean-Michel Alberola, Francis Baudevin, Marc Bauer, Otto Berchem, Alejandro Cesarco, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Jordi Colomer, Alain Declercq, Sophie Dejode et Bertrand Lacombe, Marcel Dinahet avec Jean Marc Huitorel (critique d’art), Claire Fontaine, Gavillet & Rust, Monika Grzymala, Éric Hattan, Vincent Lamouroux, Guillaume Leblon, Laurent Mauvignier, Anita Molinero avec Paul Bernard (critique d’art), Laurent Montaron, Hugues Reip, Bernard Tschumi, Olivier Vadrot, Xavier Veilhan, Cecilia Vicuña, Othello Vilgard, Heidi Wood, Raphaël Zarka, Wilhiam Zitte

Do You Know (Lille)

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OTTO BERCHEM, DO YOU KNOW

25.01.13 – 31.08.13

Office de tourisme de Lille

Otto Berchem is an American artist whose work explores contemporary society’s social codes and human relations. He conceived the sound installation ‘Do You Know’ as a true investigation inviting us to discover the collection of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais. This work will be shown for the first time in France at the Lille tourist office beginning in January 2013. The series of questions, which all begin with ‘Do you know . . .?’, enumerates the names of artists with a work in the collection. The seemingly random order in fact follows the order in which these works were acquired by the FRAC; the names are spoken in order of the date the artist’s piece entered the collection. This work will also be presented in the inaugural exhibition of the FRAC/AP2 in Dunkirk in September 2013.

Office de Tourisme de Lille – Palais Rihour
42 Place Rihour -BP 205
59000 LILLE

+ 33 (0)3 59 57 94 00
http://www.lilletourism.com

Mon-Sat 9:00-6:00
Sun 10:00-12:00/2:00-5:00

Out of Storage (part two)

Once again, heads up folks.

Here’s your chance to catch a stunning exhibition of contemporary art from the collection of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, including works from Arte Povera, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, New Realism, Pop Art, Fluxus, and yours truly.

A must see, if I do say myself.

Even better, you get to see a brand new work by a certain temporary person, commissioned by the H+F Collection.

Out of Storage
FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais & Marres
Timmerfabriek, Maastricht
November 26 – February 18, 2012
Opening Saturday, November 26th.

Out of Storage

Heads up folks.

Here’s your heads up to catch a stunning exhibition of contemporary art from the collection of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, including works from Arte Povera, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, New Realism, Pop Art, Fluxus, and yours truly.

A must see, if I do say myself.

Out of Storage
FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais & Marres
Timmerfabriek, Maastricht
June 26 – December 18
Opening Saturday, June 25th.

The exhibition consists of hundreds of artworks from the collection of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais. Some of them are on display during the whole exhibition period, some works of art are being replaced by others in the course of time.

Out of Storage offers a glimpse of the dynamics within a collecting art institute and reveals functions that usually take place behind closed doors.

The visitor can take several routes through the exhibition, allowing him to share the view of diverse experts in order to gain insight into the various functions of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, such as restoration, education, research and presentation.

unpacking Out of Storage

See what’s inside the boxes on June 25th.