Exhibitions , Paris

The show will be open when the show will be closed

Du 7 au 29 octobre 2006

Avant d’ouvrir ses portes au public le 26 octobre prochain, Kadist Art Foundation invite Adam Carr, commissaire d’exposition anglais, à présenter le second volet de son projet « The Show Will Be Open When The Show Will Be Closed », réalisé l’été dernier à Londres.

Cette exposition hors les murs débute le soir de la Nuit Blanche le 7 octobre et prend place jusqu’au 29 octobre dans plusieurs galeries et espaces d’art contemporain. Ces lieux participent à un concept qui interroge le format traditionnel de l’exposition dans sa temporalité et sa spatialité. Quinze artistes de différentes nationalités ont été invités à concevoir des oeuvres sous forme de posters. Présentées sur les volets, rideaux ou portes des galeries lorsqu’elles sont fermées, ces oeuvres sont uniquement visibles le soir, la nuit et le matin. Inverser les horaires permet d’offrir une expérience de l’art à contretemps : la fermeture de la galerie correspond ainsi à l’ouverture d’une nouvelle exposition.

Un plan indiquant les différents lieux participants est mis à disposition du public à la Fondation Kadist.

Adam Carr est commissaire d’exposition et critique d’art indépendant basé à Londres.

Il effectuera une résidence de trois mois à Kadist Art Foundation à partir de décembre 2006.

Liste des Artistes :
Martí Anson, Marcelline Dellbecq, Ryan Gander, Dora Garcia, Roman Ondák, Tue Greenfort, Jens Haaning, Flávia Müller Medeiros, Jonathan Monk, Rivane Neuenschwander, Kirsten Pieroth, SUPERFLEX, Ron Terada, Mungo Thomson, Aaron Young

Liste des lieux participants :
Air De Paris, Yvon Lambert, Galerie Laurent Godin, Centre Culturel Suisse, Galerie Schleicher + Lange, Galerie Frank Elbaz, gb agency, Jousse Entreprise, Cosmic Galerie, Frac Ile-de-France/Le Plateau, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Galerie Michel Rein, Kadist Art Foundation.

 

Before its inauguration to the public in October 26th, Kadist Art Foundation invites the young curator Adam Carr to present the second part of his exhibition The Show Will Be Open When The Show Will Be Closed.

The Show Will Be Open When The Show Will Be Closed is an exhibition of separate, yet interconnected parts, which applies the concept of deterritorialisation to that of exhibition making. A number of international artists have been invited to conceive a work that will subsequently be placed on the shutters and doors of several Paris based galleries. Consequently, the show will only be revealed and become visible in the evenings, nights and early mornings when each gallery is normally closed. The common setup of 11am – 6pm will be transposed to 6pm – 11am.

Serving as a central component for the exhibition, the installation at KADIST ART FOUNDATION will comprise a map of the exhibition outlining the location of each participating gallery and artist’s work. As an object available to take away, the map will enable visitors to seek out and discover each artist’s piece. The various routes available aspire to encourage a collective or individual form of exploration, allowing new ways of seeing and mapping the city driven by a new incentive. The exhibition, spatially unbound, bypasses the four walls of the host gallery and instead is articulated in various participating locations. The Show Will Be Open When The Show Will Be Closed unites these usually disparate galleries, at least on a conceptual level, albeit whilst they are closed.

By not interfering with the operational structure of each gallery, the project intends to work in the opposite time zone to when exhibitions are commonly viewed thereby propagating another outlook in which art can be experienced. In addition to the viewers who deliberately encounter the exhibition aided by prior information of the map, the exhibition will be seen, at least in part, by passers-by who might not have any interest in seeking out an art experience. The works in this show shade almost imperceptibly into the fabric of the city effecting a small but definite shift in our perceptions of everyday life.

Participating Artists: Martí Anson, Marcelline Delbecq, Ryan Gander, Dora Garcia, Roman Ondak, Tue Greenfort, Jens Haaning, Flávia Müller Medeiros, Jonathan Monk, Rivane Neuenschwander, Kirsten Pieroth, SUPERFLEX, Ron Terada, Mungo Thomson, Aaron Young

Participating Galleries: Air De Paris, Yvon Lambert, Galerie Laurent Godin, Centre Culturel Suisse, Galerie Schleicher + Lange, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Gb Agency, Jousse Entreprise, Cosmic Galerie, Le Plateau/ Frac Ile-de-France, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Galerie Michel Rein, KADIST ART FOUNDATION

*In July 2006, the exhibition previously took place in London in conjunction with STORE Gallery