The Asymmetry of Maps

Exhibition    Works

Exhibition

  • From 22nd January to 10th April 2016
    Opening Thursday 21st January 18:30 at Grand Café and 19:15 at LiFE

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Alexander Apóstol, Marcos Avila Forero, Milena Bonilla, Mark Boulos, Bouchra Khalili, Enrique Ramirez, Till Roeskens

Whether geopolitical, economic or cultural, the border crosses the entire contemporary society. For the artists in this exhibition, it is an unresolved site whose materiality is unceasingly displaced, a shifting, pliable site instigating many investigations. They aim to test the frontier (visualize it, situate it, traverse it, transgress it) and recount the upheavals it produces: uprooting, lands of expectation, life in transit…

Going beyond cartographical representations of space, the artists draw subjective, collective or individual territories. Whether by elaborating narrative fictions, through fieldwork or in site-specific actions, they reveal the asymmetrical power relations traversing the planet and point out borders permanent recomposition as a paradox of our globalised society.

Curator: Sophie Legrandjacques, director of Le Grand Café – Saint-Nazaire Contemporary Art Centre


Works

At Le Grand Café

Lawrence ABU HAMDAN
Conflicted Phonemes, 2012
Installation, variable sizes

Alexander APOSTOL
© W.M. JACKSON, Inc.
, 2000
Installation, 8 photographies, 84 x 150 cm each

Marcos AVILA FORERO
COLINA 266 – The Old Baldy
, 2015
Installation, variable sizes

Milena BONILLA
Size/to sell or to rent
, 2006
Installation, variable sizes

Mark BOULOS
All that is solid melts into air
, 2008
Video: 14’20’’

At LiFE

Marcos AVILA FORERO
Cayuco – Sillage Oujda Melilla. Un bateau disparaît en dessinant une carte
, 2012
Video 60’

Bouchra KHALILI
- Mapping Journey #3
, 2009
Video 3’30’'
Collection Frac Poitou-Charentes
- Mapping Journey #5, 2010
Video 11’
Collection Frac Poitou-Charentes
- Mapping Journey #7, 2011
Video 6'
Collection Frac Poitou-Charentes
- Mapping Journey #4, 2010
Video  4'
Collection Fonds régional d'Art contemporain Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
- Mapping Journey #6, 2010
Video 3'30''
Collection Fonds régional d'Art contemporain Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Enrique RAMIREZ
Cruzar un muro
, 2013
Video: 5’42’’

Till ROESKENS
Vidéocartographies : Aïda, Palestine
, 2009
Video: 46’


 

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