Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy
With a title drawn from a short story by Susan Sontag, the exhibition begins as an investigation into disenchantment, soon digressing through the historical flatlands of interpretation and substitution. The show is closer to what can be described as politically intimate. With works by Alejandro Cesarco, Luca Frei, Emma Hedditch, Bethan Huws, Fabio Kacero, Rober Racine, Kay Rosen, Katerina Seda', Joe Scanlan and Lisa Tan; artifacts and objects on loan by several contributors, including Tania Bruguera and Archives Erik Satie.
Curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, in residence at Kadist Art Foundation.
With a title drawn from a short story by Susan Sontag, Archaeology of Longing is an exhibition bringing together a number of artworks, artifacts, and common objects. It begins as an investigation into disenchantment, soon digressing through the historical flatlands of interpretation and substitution. Far from melancholic, and closer to what can be described as politically intimate, the exhibition is an inventory of that journey.
Archaeology of Longing includes artwork by Alejandro Cesarco, Luca Frei, Emma Hedditch, Bethan Huws, Fabio Kacero, Rober Racine, Kay Rosen, Katerina Šedá, Joe Scanlan and Lisa Tan; artifacts and objects on loan by several contributors, including Tania Bruguera and Archives Erik Satie; and exhibition furniture designed by Tomás Alonso.
A collection of findings uncovered during the archaeology of longing is also available as a publication titled 84 handkerchiefs, an umbrella and some books.
A series of events will take place as part of the exhibition.
On the evening of September 18th in the garden of the Musée de Montmartre (see map below) from 6 to 9pm Emma Hedditch will perform a new work, Luca Frei will make a reading of his book The so-called utopia of the centre beaubourg - An interpretation, and and Gérald Bloncourt will read passages from Andre Breton’s seminal lecture in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, celebrated in 1945 and published in "La Ruche", a newspaper he co-edited at the time.
On the night of November 1st, Lars Svendsen gives a lecture on his Philosophy of Boredom at Kadist Art Foundation.
Musée de Montmartre
12 rue Cortot 75018 Paris +33 1 49258935
Opening: Friday, September 19, 6pm.
Followed by concerts at Mains d'Oeuvres starting at 10pm, to launch the NORD network.
Kadist Art Foundation is a private foundation initiated in 2001. It is dedicated to promoting contemporary art through the constitution of an art collection and the organization of exhibitions and residencies in its space in Paris. Kadist's intention is to be actively involved in the promotion and international dimension of contemporary art. By means of these various programs, Kadist manifests its support to a group of artists who define together its artistic identity.
Kadist Art Foundation
19 bis - 21 rue des Trois Frères - 75018 Paris - France
ouvert du jeudi au dimanche de 14h à 19h et sur rendez-vous.
Accès : métros Anvers (ligne 2) ou Abbesses (ligne 12).