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
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
+ 33 (0)3 59 57 94 00