Wednesday, March 6, 2013
L'origine des choses
L'origine des choses
LA CENTRALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, BRUSSELS
Taking its title from the quote by the great Latin poet, Virgil, the exhibition becomes a riddle and seeks to go to the root of thought and the creative process. In the exhibition, the artist plays with the forms of the historic avant-garde, casts a critical eye on the originality of forms and systems of thought, seeks to free himself from his glorious origins, and asserts the primacy of chance and gradual erasure.
curated by Sébastien Faucon & Carine Fol
Claudio ABATE / Saâdane AFIF / Robert BARRY / Robert BARTA / Eric BAUDART / Pierre BISMUTH / Olivier BLANCKART / Michel BLAZY / Eric CAMERON / Étienne CHAMBAUD / CLAIRE FONTAINE / Peter COFFIN / Susan COLLIS / Édith DEKYNDT / documentation céline duval / Olivier DOLLINGER / Jimmie DURHAM / ERNEST T. / Patrick FAIGENBAUM / Ceal FLOYER / Aurélien FROMENT / Mario GARCÍA TORRES / Marie-Ange GUILLEMINOT / Graham GUSSIN / Raymond HAINS / Louise HERVÉ et Chloé MAILLET/ Nathan HYLDEN / Emmanuelle LAINÉ / Louise LAWLER / Saverio LUCARIELLO / Vik MUNIZ / Bruce NAUMAN / Patrick NEU / Jorge Pedro NÚÑEZ / Roman ONDÁK / Florian & Michael QUISTREBERT / Maxime ROSSI / Denis SAVARY / Nicolas SCHÖFFER / Yann SÉRANDOUR / Alexandre SINGH / Julien TIBERI / Jean-Luc VERNA / We Are The Painters/ Rémy ZAUGG
Collection of the Centre national des arts plastiques [France]
A coproduction of the Centre national des arts plastiques/ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (France) and the CENTRALE for contemporary art/Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Brussels and the non-profit Bruxelles-Musées-Expositions
The Centre national des arts plastiques (French national centre for the visual arts) and the CENTRALE for contemporary art (Brussels) present L’ORIGINE DES CHOSES. Taking its title from the quote by the great Latin poet, Virgil, “Happy is the one who knows the causes of things”, the exhibition becomes a riddle and seeks to go to the root of thought and the creative process.
In this exhibition, the artist becomes a lucid observer of the world, and particularly on the artistic creation. He freely plays with the forms of the historic avant-garde, casts a critical eye on the originality of forms and systems of thought, seeks to free himself from his glorious origins, and asserts the primacy of chance and gradual erasure.
Through a selection of some one hundred works from CNAP’s collection, this exhibition presents a plot in which the root of the work turns out to be the protagonist, from the definition of Robert BARRY’s doubt to the methodical destruction of documentation céline duval’s origins, from the spontaneity of Nicolas SCHÖFFER’s movement to Michel BLAZY’s experiments.
The exhibition will extend across all the CENTRALE’s galleries and will place particular focus on the young French scene, well represented in the collections. The exhibition will also feature a video room covering the major themes of the tour going from the questions of Bruce NAUMAN on the definition of the role of the artist to the archaeological adventures of Louise HERVÉ and Chloé MAILLET.
A catalogue will accompany the exhibition, to be published in March 2013.
Responsible for the Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) visual arts collection
Art Director of the CENTRALE for contemporary art