Atelier Van Lieshout
Haizea Barcenilla Garcia
Jorge Pedro Nunez
Three curators + artworks + performers + the artists of Pavillon + Little Dancing Museum. An exhibition by Musee de la danse / La Criee centre d'art contemporain / Le Pavillon laboratoire de creation du Palais de Tokyo. With works by: Francis Alys, Atelier Van Lieshout, Jimmie Durham, Rainer Ganahl, Gustav Metzger, Ariel Orozco, Artur Zmijewski...as well as works commissioned to the artists of the Pavillon, the Palais de Tokyo's creative laboratory.
Three curators + artworks + performers + the artists of Pavillon + Little Dancing Museum = brouillon (rough draft). Continuing to muddle the relations between exhibition space and performance, the Dancing Museum adds new parameters to its equation. Savage pose, unstable assembling, superposition, gentle touch: performers will change the hanging into a continuous event! Meanwhile, the residents of the Palais de Tokyo will extend their service by unveiling (Service Commandé) their imagined works of the Dancing Museum. At the Picardie school, it will also be possible to visit the Little Dancing Museum, created by Thierry Micouin with the pupils.
Multiplying the unknown quantities rather than trying to solve them, brouillon presents a collection that goes for a breather - a rough draft of an open museum.
Boris Charmatz, Larys Frogier, Martina Hochmuth
with works by:
Adel Abdessemed, Francis Alÿs, Atelier Van Lieshout, Jimmie Durham, Rainer Ganahl, Dmitry Gutov, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Žilvinas Kempinas, Július Koller, Gustav Metzger, Ariel Orozco, Fred Sandback, SUPERAMAS, Artur Żmijewski...
as well as works commissioned to the artists of the Pavillon, the Palais de Tokyo's creative laboratory:
Andrea Acosta, Haizea Barcenilla Garcia, Patrick Bock, Davide Cascio, Ramiro Guerreiro, Anthony Lanzenberg, Ange Leccia, Christian Merlhiot, Jorge Pedro Núñez, Florence Ostende, Samir Ramdani, Mickaël Vivier
Boris Charmatz, Eduard Gabia, Cédric Gourmelon, Barbara Matijević, Jan Ritsema, Marlène Saldana
For three years, the Dancing Museum takes the shape of a building site in which the matters of collection and museology will be central. After expo zéro or the "Strangling Time" night, brouillon (rough draft) continues to explore collectively the potentialities of this future establishment.
Since this Museum project has been launched, those interested are sure to leave this or that exhibition with a mental catalogue of the works the Dancing Museum could welcome, contain, exhibit. But in the same time that such desires keep building up, the impossibility to see all of them fulfilled accumulates itself as well, while perhaps grows the absurdity of the desires that come with them. What’s the point of drawing up the catalogue of the best works that would befit our museum best, if the invention of its collection and of its museology does not produce experiments that will change the course of what this museum must urgently become?
So we have been thinking of an exhibition called brouillon. At the beginning, it was just a matter of assembling a small team of curators. Who would choose a body of plastic works. Their exhibition would be produced by a small bunch of performers in charge of the permanent hanging-unhanging of the works, following their own ideas. In charge of organizing the confrontation of those works against one another. Of the task of making them enjoy the fresh air or putting them in motion. Of curating them. Anointing them. Touching them. Unfolding them. Reading them. Observing them. Testing them. Of testing oneself phys ically and mentally in front of those works. Which all would have had a bone to pick with the project of a Dancing Museum, wether they resist the movement or on the contrary call for it.
A body of works set going for a museum’s building site.
Brouillon tries to change an insatisfaction, an impossibility, a discomfort in front of art-objects-that-have- not-waited-for-this-project-in-order-to-exist, into a territory of experiment about what an exhibition in motion might look like. Objects-that-havent’t-asked-for-anything now land in a dancing Museum, for the better and for the worst.
We have also imagined an unexpected expansion of this project through an exceptional collaboration with the pavilion of the Palais de Tokyo, which we are delighted to welcome in Rennes. In the form of an active service, the ten resident-artists will each settle down to the job of fulfilling a museum’s "desires", while asking themselves what their own desires would be if the order hadn’t been issued, or rather what kind of alternative desires appear during the production of a commissioned work. After a first instalment where the first results will be shown, the artists will be given the freedom to exhibit their own projects next to (or on top, or under) the works they will have produced on commission.
And during the time of this week-end it will also be possible to visit the little Dancing Museum which Thierry Micouin invented with the children of the Picardie 1 school!
The slightly chaotic combination of all the productions, as well as the room of the actual brouillon, will form the substance of this exhibition hoping to be, for the least, an experiment of all, objects, works, performers, artists, visitors.
... A rough draft of a museum in motion.
In the framemark of an artistic residency at school supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication - DRAC Bretagne, the city of Rennes and the Inspection Académique.
Fatima Rojas tel +33 (0)2 98638884 email@example.com
June Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th at Le Garage, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., entrance 5€
Francis Alÿs, Tristan Béra, Corinne Diserens, Leanne Dmyterko, Rainer Ganahl, Dmitry Gutov, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Ange Leccia, Christian Merlhiot, Gustav Metzger, Georg Schöllhammer, SUPERAMAS, Collection Suzanne Tarasiève Paris, David Zwirner Gallery New York, de Appel Curatorial Programme and Ann Demeester (Amsterdam), Galerie Christine König Vienne, Generali Foundation Vienna, gb agency Paris, Foksal Gallery Warsaw, Fondazione Morra Greco Naples, Sammlung Verbund Vienna, Sammlung Generali Foudation, Viena.
Musée de la danse / Le Garage
18 rue André et Yvonne Meynier - 35000 Rennes
Subway: Villejean Université or Kennedy