Centre d’édition contemporaine at artgenève
International art fair
Inside the Bubble-Booth
With Timothée Calame, Valentin Carron, Jakob Kolding, Matthew Langan-Peck, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Mélanie Matranga
For artgenève 2017 the CEC proposes a group show, Inside the Bubble-Booth, that evolves around the idea of organs and the corps morcelé. The booth of the CEC will be transformed this year into an intimate and organic space. This proposition is also a pretext for improvising on a proposed theme such as desire, intuition or a lead for a work. Each invited artist was chosen on the base of this postulate, without their works being literally an illustration of this theme, they suggest or make allusion to it.
From 6 PM Presentation of Jean-Michel Wicker’s edition, Belle étiquette, woven flyer taking the form of a mini carpet functioning as an advertisement object, polyester, black and white, high definition weaving, heat cut with fray out edges, 92 × 140 mm, edition of 1000, unsigned, weaving Bornemann-Etiketten GmbH, Wuppertal. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2016.
This edition is accompanied by a publication bearing the same title, Belle étiquette, publication, 16 pages, black/white, colours, offset on Magno Satin 130 g/m2 paper, 26,8 × 20,5 cm, 250 copies. Graphic design : Marietta Eugster and Jean-Michel Wicker. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2016.
From 6 PM Presentation of Mathis Gasser’s book In the Museum 1 2 (3), Regulators 1 2 n, artist’s book, 448 pages in black and 128 pages in colour, 17 × 22,8 × 3,5 cm, offset, on Arctic Volume White 1.12 paper 100 g/m2, cover in Arctic Volume White 1.2 paper 300 g/m2, 300 copies. Graphic design: Niels Wehrspann, Lausanne with Mathis Gasser. Print : La Buona Stampa, Lugano. Binding: Schumacher AG, Schmitten. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2016.
David Knuckey (sculptures)
From 7 PM Readings by Marie Angeletti, Samuel Luterbacher, Marta Riniker-Radich and Angharad Williams
From 6 PM Presentation of the sound edition Artists’ Voices, with Rita Ackermann, Gerard Byrne, Valentin Carron, Claire Fontaine, Jason Dodge, Giulia Essyad, Sylvie Fleury, Gilles Furtwängler, Mathis Gasser, Marcus Geiger / Heimo Zobernig, Vivienne Griffin & Kaspars Groshevs, Thomas Hirschhorn, Tobias Kaspar and Jan Vorisek, Anne Le Troter, Beat Lippert, Tobias Madison, Fabian Marti, Jonathan Monk, Damián Navarro, James Richards, Emanuel Rossetti, Ryan Conrad Sawyer, Ramaya Tegegne and Ricardo Valentim (triple LP, ed. CEC, 2016)
19n PM Ramaya Tegegne, Version #19: Judy Chicago, 2016 (reading/performance)
19 PM Giulia Essyad, Poetry Reading December 2016 (reading) et Salamander Said, 2016 (ceramics) with Sabrina Röthlisberger, En Attendant Antarah, guerrier poète, 2015, (bench)
20 PM HAGGARD CARAVAN, composed by Stefan Tcherepnin, with recordings by Solar Lice (Jeanne Graff, Tobias Madison, Flavio Merlo, Emanuel Rossetti, Gregory Ruppe, William Z. Saunders & Stefan Tcherepnin), mixed in York House Hotel, Wakefield, 2014 (sound installation, 44’30’’)
Valentin Carron explores the principle of reality through acts of appropriation, replicating almost identically elements from popular culture, the practice of monument-making, daily life and his immediate environment. The shift in meaning is probably due more to the choice of referents than to their mere displacement in the field of art. Carron conceals the function, blunts the decorative aspect and revisits the craftsmanship-like manufacturing of these objects that oscillate between irony, affection and fascination and seem to densify as entering in contact with art, endorsing themselves with a common acknowledgement and with the nostalgia of a forgotten story. (more…)
Mathis Gasser draws upon and combines thousands of images that he patiently gathered and arranged in a personal archive. Their references come from the arts, architecture, cinema, comics, science fiction, magazines or from current events. In a very elaborated practice of collage, thousands of signs collide and are multiplied in an explosive combination, in a mirror or imbricating effect, diffracted by the immateriality of the digital world and by the invasion of information. The impact that Gasser seeks for through this body of reappropriated, reassociated images that are frequently reworked through drawing and painting, and caught in a sustained and invasive turnover. They oscillate between a nihilistic vision and an interrogation of the limits of a world undermined by temptations of archaism and the resurgence of primal fears, sectarian deliriums, theories of conspiracy and hyper technological and futuristic extravaganzas and other prophecies. (more…)
Artists’ Voices assembles a group of sound pieces linked to the theme of the voice. The voice considered as a strong marker on the unconscious, a pre-language primal expression that is directly connected to emotions and is identifiable by a body of signs: tone, vibration, timbre, rhythm. The sound pieces are songs, declamations, monologues, a reading, a discourse, a dialogue, an echo, a whisper, a noise, a scream or breathing, up to the point of rupture, dysphonia, aphonia, silence, or even the return of sound and music. (more…)