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Like the spectator of a 3D cinema, Philippe Decrauzat’s work slides with mastery from one dimension to another. With wallpaintings and floorpaintings, shaped canvases, installations and light displays, we sway between scientific rigour and the vibrant effect of the red-blue spectacles. Whilst encompassing the legacy of abstraction as in Contructivism and Suprematism, in Op Art and its games of illusion as well as in Minimalism, his work shows a much wider interest for the origins of abstraction. (more…)
Edited by the CEC!
Focus: Mélanie Matranga
Mélanie Matranga’s artistic approach is crossed by stories that infiltrate a production of objects, installations, films, and even pieces of furniture and reconstructions of interiors that are loaded with signifying signs, texts and images: drawings, photographs, prints, projections. These combined elements propose “situations” that interrogate intimacy and seem to be filled with sensations and residual feelings, receptacles where real life experience and imagination, the document and the scenario meet.
Mélanie Matranga analyses issues related to identity, relations linked to love, to the other and to community. In a society where everyone seems to live in his or her emotionally, psychologically and socially isolated world, and where exchange seems deferred by the absorbing digital world, social networks, by the merging of new fears and injunctions to being “one’s self”, intensifying even more egocentricity, amplifying the loss of solidarity and accentuating solitude. Matranga’s “rooms” offer a calm atmosphere, favourable to listening, empathy and thinking.
These “places” question a world where individualism and different community groups seem to juxtapose more and more and cut individuals off from one another. These phenomena of non-communication are particularly and subtly showcased in the last two videos of Mélanie Matranga, Jour&Nuit (2015) and You (2016), where figures – often teenagers – meet and try to communicate verbally, emotionally, sensually or sexually without success. In these short stories, the actors seem to float, stuck in their minds or their personal concerns, they have trouble communicating, but without really minding. They meet, miss each other, meet up again, coincidently, led by a very open scenario, leaving time and space to be free to experiment and live.
Mélanie Matranga remains in a simple, poor and accessible aesthetic. She combines furniture and elements of basic decor – beds, mattresses, cushions, armchairs, lamps, wall coverings -, that she works in natural materials – wood, cotton, rope – and manipulates in a DIY manner or rearranges, far from design, she favours the hand-made. Objects calling for comfort or sometimes for an ironic discomfort, but always remaining soft, bright, propose to the audience a form of relaxation and availability. As said by Matranga herself: “What interests me, is how to place myself physically in a place, but also how to place myself in life in regard to others, how to define one’s self in relation to others”.
For the CEC and the presentation of her two films, Jour&Nuit and You, Mélanie Matranga has planned to set up a cabin consisting of large white sheet panels, separating the projection from the rest of the exhibition space and from light, thus offering a protected space conducive to viewing these intimate works, and inviting us simultaneously to introspection and to our relationship to alterity.
ALPHABET EDITIONS is a alphabetical display of the CEC’s editions (1989-2014), a possibility to see again everything or to purchase a book, a print or a multiple during this “winter sale”. WINTER SALE is neither a sale nor an auction or a sale, but simply the presentation of the still available editions, a new display, a Christmas market and above all a support for the CEC. (more…)
Oscar Tuazon, Fabian Marti and editions of Gerard Byrne, Philippe Decrauzat, Andreas Dobler, Aaron Flint Jamison, Adrien Missika, Gianni Motti (more…)
T like text, of course, or temporary, tentative, turn of phrase, trove, trouble, tension… tea time and T. Rex.
T is an exhibition which offers several possibilities of texts. Artists’ texts that can be images, signs or also an abstract, a description, an explanation, a manifesto, a recollection, a quotation, a poem, a story…
T is a round-trip from text to work, from work to text: a new exercise.
T, it’s some simple sheets of A4 paper, several proposals of printed matter (tracts or small posters), but also a letter, a recording, a distribution or even a republishing, the publication of a work already completed or the layout of a future publication; a model. (more…)
Philippe Decrauzat, Trois films photographiés – A Change of Speed, a Change of Style, a Change of Scene – After Birds – Screen O Scope
Discussion around the book with Philippe Decrauzat and Véronique Bacchetta, director of the CEC
and presentation of a selection of editions of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, with the artists’ books of Sigurdur Arni Sigurdsson, Thomas Hirschhorn, Elke Krystufek, Monica Bonvicini, Jakob Kolding, Roman Ondák, Mads Ranch Kornum, Céline Duval, Katie Holten, Josef Strau, Christophe Rey, Erik van Lieshout; the catalogues Marcel Broodthaers, l’oeuvre graphique, essais; L’Effet papillon 1989-2007; Sgrafo vs Fat Lava and the multiples of François Curlet and of Pierre Bismuth (more…)
With editions by Philippe Decrauzat, Jason Dodge, Sylvie Fleury, Katie Holten, David Hominal, Aaron Flint Jamison, Raphaël Julliard, Mads Ranch Kornum, Erik van Lieshout, Victor Man, Christophe Rey, Joseph Strau, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance, Oriol Vilanova
Centre d’édition contemporaine at artgenève
international art fair
FILMS – CORRIDOR
Valentin Carron, Philippe Decrauzat, David Hominal, David Maljkovic, Fabian Marti, Adrien Missika, Jonathan Monk, Laurie Vannaz, Oriol Vilanova
During the preview, january 29th, 2014:
Izet Sheshivari, Poster Stories
Performance with typewriter and posters
w/Monica Bonvicini, Gerard Byrne, Philippe Decrauzat, Trisha Donnelly, Sylvie Fleury, David Hominal, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jakob Kolding, Erik van Lieshout, Fabian Marti, Jonathan Monk, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance
Oval – Lingotto Fiere
Art Editions, Stand AE1
Philippe Decrauzat, Sylvie Fleury, David Hominal, Aaron Flint Jamison, Fabian Marti, Jonathan Monk, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance…
Centre d’édition contemporaine at artgenève
International art fair
Gerard Byrne, Philippe Decrauzat, Trisha Donnelly, Sylvie Fleury, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance
Organized by Cneai
w/ Pierre Bismuth, Monica Bonvicini, Philippe Decrauzat, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jakob Kolding, Erik van Lieshout, Christophe Rey, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
With Monica Bonvicini, Philippe Decrauzat, Trisha Donnelly, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jakob Kolding, Elke Krystufek, Erik van Lieshout, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance
With Pierre Bismuth, Philippe Decrauzat, Aaron Flint Jamison, Erik van Lieshout, Fabian Marti, Oscar Tuazon, Benjamin Valenza, Jeffrey Vallance, Heimo Zobernig
stand A31, halle 2, Palexpo, Geneva