Jake & Dinos Chapman
A group show by Eric Troncy. ''Coollustre is the continuation of two exhibitions of my conception: Dramatically Different (Le Magasin, Grenoble, 1997) and Weather Everything (Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig 1998). The method is the same for all the three of this cycle: a precise choice of works from the last forty years, certain of which are well known to the public, more often simply via reproduction, other lesser known works are presented in small, voluntarily narrative-based ensembles, certain spectacularly so. In each room, the representational character (more exactly in the case of Coollustre, 'realistic' character of the artworks) permits the spectator to form a story, a narrative''
A SHOW BY Ã‰RIC TRONCY
25 MAY - 28 SEPTEMBER 2003
Coollustre is the continuation of two exhibitions of my conception: Dramatically Different (Le Magasin, Grenoble, 1997) and Weather Everything (Galerie fÃ¼r ZeitgenÃ¶ssische Kunst, Leipzig 1998)
Since 1989, all the exhibitions for which I have vindicated, in turn, the status of organizer, curator and now auteur, this three-part cycle, concluded by Coollustre, explores diverse questions relative to the very notion of an exhibition.
The method is the same for the three exhibitions of this cycle: a precise choice of works from the last forty years, certain of which are well known to the public, more often simply via reproduction, other lesser known works are presented in small, voluntarily narrative-based ensembles, certain spectacularly so. In each room, the representational character (more exactly in the case of Coollustre, 'realistic' character of the artworks) permits the spectator to form a story, a narrative. This 'story', does not in anyway forbid, nor hinder an individual appreciation of each artwork. It is in sum, a proposition of a temporary situation that does not then rely upon a thematic, generational nor geographic alibi. In fact, this 'story' is the raison d'Ãªtre of the exhibition. It is the actual idea of the collection which is at stake â€“ the 'Collection Lambert en Avignon' gives this experience a logical context, This exhibition being presented as a temporary collection, interrogating along the way questions of hanging, presentation and display.
Like in a film, the ensemble of these stories, narratives (like scenes) compose a story.
In this way, the exhibition builds itself all along the path of the exhibition, which takes the visitor through the ensemble of rooms of the hÃ´tel de Caumont. Each moment of the path has been scrupulously thought out, from its introduction to its conclusion.
The exhibition has been put together, dictated by the extraordinarily multiple constraints which can weigh upon the person who wishes to 'do the exhibition': for which it is not futile to be reminded that it is the market that creates these constraints. Despite the stupefying expansion of these constraints, Coollustre is (at least at the moment that I write this, before the exhibition has actually taken place) probably the most ambitious and the most resolved show, spectacle in the cycle.
In each room, the works camp out, roughly sketching a story. These rooms are absolutely not presented thematically, but elements which form a story : story of religion, of war, of knowledge, of seduction, of fears, of urbanism, of power, of celebration, so many stories that cannot be reduced to a few words, but instead invite the spectator to make an experience of it, between dream and nightmare. A story that can be read, perhaps as being related to some facets of the contemporary world â€“ and to the place that is occupied by art in this world.
Coollustre will present works by John Armleder, BazileBustamante, Robert Barry, Bernard Buffet, Angela Bulloch, Jake & Dinos Chapman, StÃ©phane Dafflon, Sylvie Fleury, Gloria Friedmann, Katharina Fritsch, Kendell Geers, Piero Gilardi, Liam Gillick, Robert Gober, Steven Gontarski, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Gucci, Mark Handforth, Jenny Holzer, Pierre Huyghe, Wendy Jacobs, IFP, On Kawara, Anselm Kiefer, Koo Jeong-a, Bertrand Lavier, Claude LÃ©vÃªque, Sol LeWitt, Didier Marcel, Allan McCollum, M/M Paris, Sarah Morris, Helmut Newton, Philippe Parreno, Pino Pascali, Richard Phillips, Ugo Rondinone, Thomas Ruff, Bruno Serralongue, Niele Toroni, Gavin Turk, Xavier Veilhan, Jean-Luc Verna, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West.
Ã‰ric Troncy (born in 1965) organized a series of solo exhibitions at the Centre d'art Contemporain APAC at Nevers between 1989 and 1991, then at Le Consortium in Dijon where he has been co-director since 1995. He also curated a number of group exhibitions including French Kiss (Halle Sud, GenÃ¨ve, 1990), No Man's Time (Villa Arson, Nice, 1991), Rewind (City Racing, London, 1995), Surface de RÃ©parations (FRAC Burgundy, 1994-1995).
Coollustre is the third and final stage in an exhibition cycle imagined by Ã‰ric Troncy. The first exhibition, Dramatically Different, at Le Magasin Grenoble in 1997, the second, Weather Everything, took place at the Galerie fÃ¼r ZeitgenÃ¶ssische Kunst in Leipzig in 1998.
LENDERS TO THE EXHIBITION
Fonds RÃ©gional d'Art Contemporain Poitou-Charentes, AngoulÃªme l Collection Claudine & Jean-Marc Salomon, Annecy l The Collection Lambert en Avignon l The Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens l Le Consortium, Dijon l Museum fÃ¼r Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt l MAMCO, GenÃ¨ve l Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris l La Maison EuropÃ©enne de la Photographie, Paris l The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh l Galerie Schipper & Krome, Berlin l White Cube, London l GalerÃa Javier Lopez, Madrid l Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseilles l Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York l Collection Friedrich Petzel & Marilia Bezzera, New York l Galerie Air de Paris, Paris l Galerie Almine Rech, Paris l Galerie Maurice Garnier, Paris l Galerie Nelson, Paris l Galleria Continua, San Gimigniano l Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, ZÃ¼rich l Private Collections : Athens, Bruxelles, Londres, Marseille, Monaco, New York, Paris.
GENERAL INFORMATION EXHIBITION PROJECT
Production: Collection Lambert en Avignon
With the participation of: Le Consortium, Dijon
Graphic Design: M/M, Paris
Catalogue: A new, lavishly illustrated publication uniting installation views in situ of Coollustre, as well Ã‰ric Troncy's other exhibitions in the trilogy Dramatically Different and Weather Everything will be available from late June 2003.
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