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31 January 2021

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22 November 2020 - 4 July 2021

Frac des Pays de la Loire

To mark the reopening of the Frac site in Carquefou after having been closed for over a year for major work on its collections, the Frac des Pays de la Loire French Regional Collection of Contemporary Art is hosting an exhibition project by artist Claude Closky, entitled X.

"When Laurence Gateau invited me to create an exhibition based on the Frac des Pays de la Loire collection, I designed a project revolving around temporal rhythms, using works from the collection, which I supplemented with pieces loaned from other artists, some of whom are already featured in the Frac and others who are not. What all of these works have in common is the fact that they look at the course of everyday life, the effect of time on work, or that they adopt a specific timeline in their modes of display. The viewing systems implemented throughout the exhibition, from November to June, will give visitors the chance to explore two forms of temporal pace in the work: the portrayal of the passage of time and the time required to accomplish the artistic act. The installation layout of the works will itself be conditioned by the length of the exhibition, thus allowing each work to have its own rhythm. The sequential parts of a series or individual components of a work will always be presented separately: one a day, one a week, one a month, and so on. This method of displaying each element in turn will highlight the actual duration of the time spent working. And in this staggered arrangement, each piece will carry the same value as the ensemble. This approach seeks to shed light on how the works are streamed over time rather than their spatial occupation, focusing attention on the actual moment of experience as much as on its occurrence. It gives the installation layout a performative dimension. In addition, the exhibition will present original works, editions and reproductions of works in equal measure. This equilibrium is a way of setting time before space, and also of relegating to the background an object's tangible expression and rarity. The title X ("multiplication" and "choice") gives shape to the spatial aspect of the exhibition display."

Claude Closky

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Hanging for 20 years of the Prix Marcel Duchamp

21 October 2020 - 15 March 2021

Centre Pompidou, Paris

On the occasion of this anniversary, nineteen works by winners of the Prize are presented on level 4 of the contemporary collections, accompanying the exhibition of the four shortlisted artists for the 2020 edition in Galerie 3. Coming essentially from the collections of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, the works are shown in the course of the visit. In some cases, they strike historical echoes, as in the case of Julien Prévieux or Mathieu Mercier dialoguing with Marcel Broodthaers, and in other cases form autonomous paradigms, like Tatiana Trouvé and Cyprien Gaillard. Attesting to the diversity of the French artistic scene, this retrospective of the Prix Marcel Duchamp also presents the basis for a history of art in the making.

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Mel Bochner x Lab'Bel

9 September 2020 - 31 October 2021

La Vache qui Rit

Mel Bochner was invited to create the seventh Collector Box for "La Vache qui rit" after Hans- Peter Feldmann, Thomas Bayrle, Jonathan Monk, Wim Delvoye, Karin Sander and Daniel Buren.

LabBel is a laboratory of ideas and innovation that aims to support and contribute to the development of contemporary artistic creation.

Reflecting the values upheld by the Bel Group and its host company Unibel, under whose initiative LabBel was created in the spring of 2010.The laboratory's activities consist of two main poles: the development of a contemporary art collection and the production of exhibitions and artistic events both in France and abroad.

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Two Years' Vacation

23 July 2020 - 24 January 2021

FRAC Lorraine, Metz

With works by Martin Beck, Ursula Biemann, Geta Bratescu, Brognon Rollin, Judy Chicago, Lynne Cohen, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Peter Downsbrough, Harun Farocki, Aurélien Froment, Luigi Ghirri, Karl Holmqvist, Marine Hugonnier, Teresa Margolles, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Camila Oliveira Fairclough, Cesare Petroiusti, Amalia Pica, Charlotte Posenenske, Lotty Rosenfeld, Martha Rosler, Cameron Rowland, Liv Schulman, Michael Snow, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Atelier Van Lieshout, Nil Yalter & Nicole Croiset.

Under a title that evokes a kind of permanent summer, the exhibition presents a reflection between the work of the artist Céline Condorelli (lives and works in London) and a selection of works from the collections of Frac Alsace, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, and Frac Lorraine.

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Schaulust

1 July 2020 - 1 July 2021

Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin

Each July, the selection of works is being rearranged, according to a different key word. While some pieces simply move to new positions within the space, most return to storage. Works from the depot are frequently hung next to recent acquisitions. In this, Erika Hoffmann creates new relationships in unexpected contexts and sets out to recognize unexpected meaning between works of distinct generations and mediums.

Sammlung Hoffmann
Sophienstraße 21
2. Hof, Aufgang C
10178 Berlin, Germany
http://sammlung-hoffmann.de

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The Penultimate Version of Reality - Solo show

7 March 2020 - 31 January 2021

MACVAL - Vitry-sur-Seine

MAC VAL is putting on the first monographic museum show by the artistic duo Brognon Rollin (born, respectively, in 1978 and 1980, in Belgium and in Luxembourg), a mixture of new and older works.
Behind the exhibition title, taken from Borges, there is a simple, yet dizzying question: "Is reality soluble in its representation?" Does reality exist outside its representations? What role do time and perception play? And relativity? And its spatial dimension? How do we give form to the experience of duration? Or waiting? Of suspension? Of balance?

Brognon Rollin?s projects are densely intertwined narratives inscribed in the history of minimal and conceptual art. Combining symbols, events, objects and anecdotes that are in principle unconnected and sometimes fantastical, the works are powerfully polysemous supports for unfolding lines of flight imbued with melancholy and poetry. _ What we see is only the tip of the iceberg. A clock freezes when the viewer approaches it in the constrained space of a cell (8m2 Loneliness); a line sitter occupies the space of a museum until the voluntary departure of a person reaching the end or their life (Until Then); the duo makes an actual-size tracing of the island of Gorée and then store it, fragment by fragment, on a shelf (Cosmographia); in Jerusalem, on a football pitch whose geometry is deformed, children calculate the position of the centre circle (The Agreement).

Waiting, confinement, the status quo and fragility are at the heart of their obsessions, leading them to explore intermediary spaces: addictions, the sacred, prisons, islands, etc.

By shifting these pointers, by bringing into play a change of perspective, the artists postulate that a fall can resemble soaring, and vice versa. A theatre spotlight positioned over the exhibition reveals no show. Is resilience child's play? Do statues have a life? Is there something new under the sun? What happens when my eyes are looking elsewhere?

Between Philip K. Dick, Stefan Zweig and Jorge Luis Borges, David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin explore the interstices of time. The works in the exhibition can be experienced like so many spatio-temporal fault lines and, in the end, encourage meditation on the programmed disappearance of all things.

Text by Julien Blanpied and Frank Lamy, curators of the exhibition.

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