En ce qui me concerne...
From January 9 to March 7, 2015
Opening Thursday January 8, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm in presence of the artist
«[...] for a long time, I have wanted to make a book that would be able to compete with painting, so that written text would not only lead the way to painting, but would exempt us from the need of painting. A book that would have the same visual and material quality, the same irreducible scope as a painting, but with its own weapons, paper ink colors characters typography.», claude rutault, seconde livraison («catalogue» entry) in: la peinture fait des vagues, Brest, Musée des beaux-arts, 2007.
En ce qui me concerne... focuses on a constitutive – and considerable – part of the artist’s work: the written part. Since the seventies, claude rutault turns to various forms of printing (posters, catalogs, books, booklets, invitation cards) in order to diffuse various texts. The idea of publishing and publication are at his work’s core.
The exhibition En ce qui me concerne is a "prise en charge" by Claude Rutault of the exhibition imprimés 1973 – 2013, conceived by Didier Mathieu and shown previously at the Centre des livres d’artistes in Saint-Yrieix-la- Perche.
Sexe, béatitude et logique comptable
From February 13 to March 7, 2015
Opening on Thursday February 12, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm in presence of the artist
« Michèle Didier, who knows my great interest for published works, has invited me to imagine an exhibition based on her previously published editions. I thought it would be interesting to work on two motifs characteristic of her program, which seem completely opposed at first glance. The question will be to confront in an intelligible and sensible way the incongruous combination of serial and minimal artworks with erotic rudimentary representations. »
Mathieu Mercier, excerpt of an interview given to L’Officiel, published in the issue of September 2014 The exhibition will also display a selection of artworks chosen from Mathieu Mercier’s private collection, as well as a new publication by the artist produced by mfc-michèle didier.
More information in the forthcoming weeks