Dominique Gonzalez Foerster
Yan Pei Ming
Pierre Etienne Morelle
Gil Joseph Wolman
Collections sans Frontieres VII. Contemporary Art from the collections of Frac du Grand Est. Works by: Artistes: Adel Abdessemed, Marina Abramovic, Stephan Balkenhol, Marc Bauer, Charles Belle, Damien Cabanes, Patty Chang, Lili Dujorie, Georges Dureau, Patrick Faigenbaum, Nicholas Floch, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster... Site-specific installation by Miroslaw Balka.
Body as spectacle
Collections sans Frontieres VII.
Contemporary Art from the collections of Frac du Grand Est. Works by: Artistes: Adel Abdessemed, Marina Abramovic, Stephan Balkenhol, Marc Bauer, Charles Belle, Damien Cabanes, Patty Chang, Lili Dujorie, Georges Dureau, Anne Durez, Patrick Faigenbaum, Nicholas Floch, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Andrea Fraser, Douglas Gordon, Serge Kliaving, Marcus Kreiss, Les Krims, Barbara Kruger, Suzzane Lafont, Sigalit Landau, Natacha Lesueur, Les Levine, Teresa Margolles , Jean-Luc Moulene, Yan Pei Ming, Pierre Etienne Morelle, Francois Nussbaumer, Philippe Ramette, Man Ray, Robin Rhodes, Thomas Ruff, Eduardo Srur, Su-Mei Tse, Joel-Peter Witkin, Gil Joseph Wolman.
4 – 14 May 2007, 5 – 9 pm
T-building of the former Rikard Bencic factory
Viktora Cara Emina bb, Rijeka, Croatia
AAA + RAUCH SIGNALE
curated by Leila Topic & Branko Franceschi
organised by MMSU, Rijeka, Croatia
”Aaa ... kotki dwa,
szarobure obydwa .
Nic nie beda robily ,
tylko Ciebie bawily.”
Site specific installation AAA + RAUCH SIGNALE combines sound, light and plain wire-fence to articulate the dark and abandoned 700 m² large first floor of the late XIX century tobacco factory, destined to become the new seat of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, into Balka’s distinctive dim and nostalgic ambience. Simultaneously full and empty, built on contrasts of soft lullaby sounds and strong white lights, the ambience beckons the audience to walk towards the end of the bare wire-fence meander snaking left and right through the austere emptiness thus hinting on pursuit of personal memories within traces of the past lurking from dark corners and deep shadows of the industrial interior.
On the opening night, the 60’s Magirus fire truck parked in front of the T-building will discharge black exhaust fumes according to the text of the AAA lullaby in Polish, translated in Morse code and played by Balka on the truck’s gas pedal. The video made on the occasion will be presented during the course of the exhibition.
The Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1948. It collects and safeguards the works of Croatian and foreign artists of 20th century. Besides this, it also collects the works of artists who lived in Rijeka from the end of the last and up to the middle of this century.
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - MMSU
Dolac 1/II - Fiume (Rijeka)