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Edited by the CEC!
Focus: Mélanie Matranga

Edited by the CEC!

Exhibition October 13 – November 25, 2017
Opening October 12, 2017 from 2:30 PM
Editions by Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, François Curlet, Philippe Decrauzat, Jason Dodge, Sylvie Fleury, Mathis Gasser, David Hominal, Tobias Kaspar, Jakob Kolding, Mélanie Matranga, Giuseppe Penone, Oscar Tuazon, Oriol Vilanova, Jean-Michel Wicker, Susanne M. Winterling, Heimo Zobernig

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.

Mélanie Matranga is a young french artist born in 1985 in Marseille. She lives and works in Paris and has participated in several collective exhibitions between 2013 and 2017 at the Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Cneai, Paris, Atelier de Rennes, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris, the Ludwig Museum, Köln, Union Pacific, London, Artists Space, New York, LUMA Westbau, Zürich and at Castillo/Corrales, Paris. She has also been invited to do several personnal exhibitions between 2014 and 2017 at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Karma International, Los Angeles, Indipendenza, Rome, Edouard Montassut, Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Paris and the Frieze Artist Award, Frieze Art Fair, London.
[1] Quote from the interview with Mélanie Matranga conducted by Thomas Boutoux and Benjamin Thorel, published in the monograph of Melanie Matranga, collection Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Les presses du réel, Dijon, 2015

LIST
OF
EXHIBITIONS
 

Complete list
of exhibitions
(pdf)
(1989—2019)
 


2019

artgenève
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
What to wear to a concert? Tips for concert outfits: wear your best punk jacket with the right patches !
“A patch meant to be fixed to the back of your jacket depicting relevant cultural affiliations”


2018

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
The Meadow
Salon MAD#4 (Multiple Art Days)
Paris 2018
Entrelacs
Victor Man invites Navid Nuur
Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, François Curlet…
artgenève


2017

Jonathan Monk
Directional Advice
Thomas Hirschhorn
Flashforward
Edited by the CEC!
Focus: Mélanie Matranga
Jean-Michel Wicker
#picturebook1
Book Launch c/o Section 7 Books, Paris
Jean-Michel Wicker
#picturebook1
Book Launch c/o SALTS, Birsfelden/Basel
Presentation of the edition
Jean-Michel Wicker
#picturebook1
Jakob Kolding
The Outside or the Inside of the Internalised Externalised
Jean-Michel Wicker
BBiblioteca ffanafffantastica
artgenève
Presentation of the edition
Jean-Michel Wicker
Belle étiquette


2016

Presentation of the book
Mathis Gasser
In the Museum 1 2 (3),
Regulators 1 2 n
Presentation of the edition
Artists’ Voices
Valentin Carron
Deux épaisseurs un coin
Mathis Gasser
Sept sont tombés vers le ciel
Works on paper
Artists’ Voices
Prolongation
artgenève


2015

Artists’ Voices
Extract
I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel 2015
Jason Dodge
David Maljkovic
with
Konstantin Grcic
Negatives
artgenève


2014

WINTER SALE
AND
ALPHABET EDITIONS
Raphaël Julliard
Chromozone
Oriol Vilanova
Renoncer à te décrire
artgenève


2013

Artissima, Turin
Edited!
NY Art Book Fair
David Hominal
Through The Windows
Jonathan Monk
Egg
artgenève


2012

Posters
Salon Light #9, Paris
NY Art Book Fair
Oscar Tuazon
Salon des Dames
artgenève
Jeffrey Vallance
The Vallance Bible
Nouvelles éditions
Oscar Tuazon
Book Launch c/o Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich


2011

Aaron Flint Jamison
Philippe Decrauzat
Book Launch c/o Motto Zürich
Abstractions sentimentales et quelques éditions, Cneai, Paris
Philippe Decrauzat
NYSTAGMUS
Gerard Byrne
For example; a sketch of Five Elevations, 1971-72
Presentation of the book
Sgrafo vs Fat Lava


2010

Présentation de l’édition de Pierre Bismuth Something Less, Something More – DIY
Sgrafo vs Fat Lava
Céramiques et porcelaines Made in West Germany, 1960-1980
“Encadrées”
Susanne M. Winterling
They Called Each Other Horses
Changement d’accrochage: Heimo Zobernig
Fröhliche Gesellschaft,
Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart


2009

Editions vs. objets
Erik van Lieshout
The Assistant
T. Quelques possibilités de textes
EDITIONS (suite…)
Présentation du catalogue
L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007,
castillo/corrales, Paris


2008

EDITIONS (2004-2008)
Presentation of
L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007
at Maison de la poésie, Basel
Trisha Donnelly
L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007
Olivier Bardin
You belong to me I belong to you
Editions récentes


2007

Gianni Motti
Perpetual Channel
Anne-Julie Raccoursier
Wireless World, BAC, Genève
Otra de Vaqueros (Redux), BAC, Genève
Habitat/Variations, BAC, Genève
Markus Schinwald, BAC, Genève
Andreas Dobler
In Deep Ink, BAC, Genève


2006

The Missing Evidence
Accrochage des éditions 1995-2005
Marie Velardi
Futurs antérieurs, 20006


2005

Christophe Rey
Ocean Bluff
Quelques éditions…
No More Lights On My Starguitar


2004

Florian Pumhösl
Héliogravures et film
M/M (Paris)
Pour hoM/Me,
printemps-été 2004
Mai-Thu Perret
Love thy sister like thyself
Haroutioun Simonian
Performance (à huis clos) & installation vidéo


2003

Filière papier – Filière expo
Monica Bonvicini
Accrochage de l’édition
Eternmale
Finger No. 12
conventions/
Konventionen/
conventions
Jakob Kolding
Amy O’Neill et Emmanuel Piguet
Dm-melkenburg


2002

Karl Holmqvist
Soirée tropicale
Animation: Vidéos
Rosemarie Trockel
Edition, eaux-fortes, 1996
KIOSK (V)
Monica Bonvicini
Bonded Eternmale


2001

Affiches/Livres
Social Hackers
Editions
Fabrice Gygi
VITRINES et PITON UNIVERSEL
Vidya Gastaldon & Jean-Michel Wicker


2000

Editions 2000
Bring the Noise
Bourse du CGGC 1997-1999


1999

KLAT
Evil Talk: Beyond the pleasure principle
Thomas Hirschhorn
Elke Krystufek
In the Arms of Luck
Editions


1998

One Step Backwards: Books,
prints, videos, 1998
LISTE 98, The Young Art Fair,
Usine Warteck, Bâle
lithographs


1997

Multiples of the Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine
Elena Montesinos
Tune out, Turn off, Drop in
Eté 97
Stan Douglas
Photographies
Hinrich Sachs

B. Toguo Tamokoué
Gravures et Multiples


1996

Heimo Zobernig
Alexandre Bianchini,
Nicolás Fernández,
Jérôme Hentsch
et
Alain Julliard
Kristin Oppenheim
Rosemarie Trockel


1995

Thomas Hirschhorn
Les Plaintifs, les Bêtes, les Politiques
Karen Kilimnik
Tiger
Editions of the Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine
Luc Tuymans
Le Verdict
Claude Lévêque
Sans titre
Estampes et photographies
Yves Gevaert éditeur, Bruxelles


1994

Olivier Mosset
Claude Closky
Alexandre Bianchini

Hubert Mean
Alex Hanimann
Peintures, édition


1993

Giuseppe Penone
Images de pierres
Sigurdur Arni Sigurdsson
Peintures, dessins
Gerry Schum
Fernseh und Videogalerie
John M Armleder
Ian Anüll
Dessins, sérigraphies et éditions
Claude Gaçon


1992

Éditions, 1986-1992
John M Armleder
Parkett
Jean Stern
Panini alle melanzane
Stephan Landry
Marie Sacconi


1991

Laurence Pittet
Suzanne Lafont
Photographies
Marcel Broodthaers
Œuvres graphiques, 1964-1975
Jean-Michel Othoniel
¡ Capotes !


1990

Roman Signer
Installation hélicoptère, 1990
Jean-Marc Meunier
Sapins de Noël, 1988-1989
Anne Pesce
Pêcheur, c’est lui qui devient un poisson
Andreas Hofer
Installation – édition


1989

Henri Michaux
Encres, gouaches, aquarelles, lavis
Emmett Williams
Multiples
Andreas Gursky
Photographies
Stéphane Brunner
Mori Shigeru
Estampes