The Ceysson & Bénétière gallery is pleased to present mounir fatmi’s solo show, The White Matter. mounir fatmi (1970, Tangiers, Marocco) reflects on technology and its use. By using materials such as antenna cables, typewriters and VHS tapes, fatmi elaborates an experimental archeology that questions the world and the role of the artist in a society in crisis. Thus, he questions the limits of memory, language and communication while reflecting upon these obsolescent materials and their uncertain future. mounir fatmi’s artistic research consists in a reflection upon the history of technology and its influence on popular culture. In his show The White Matter, white cables destabilize the viewer’s gaze ; the eye gets lost in the maze of cables, desperately seeking to find a beginning, middle, or an end. The white on white wall relief also suggests an erasure, a “white canvas”, or screen onto which the viewer can project their own desires, fears and hopes.
Founded in Saint-Étienne in 2006 by François Ceysson and Loïc Bénétière, the gallery is now based in Luxembourg, Paris and New York. The gallery represents the French Supports/Surfaces movement, as well as young international artists as Sadie Laska, Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini, Franck Chalendard, Aurélie Pétrel, mounir fatmi and more.
Markus Bacher / Trudy Benson / Robert Brandy / Pierre Buraglio / Denis Castellas / Franck Chalendard / Max Charvolen / Erik Dietman / mounir fatmi / Daniel Firman / Christian Floquet / Joe Fyfe / Chris Hood /Rémy Jacquier / Sadie Laska / Lauren Luloff Jean Messagier / Jean-Michel Meurice Nicolas Momein / Alexander Nolan / Ronald Ophuis / ORLAN / Aurélie Pétrel / Florian Pugnaire & David Rffinini / Roland Quetsch / Lionel Sabatté Mitja Tušek / Bernar Venet / Adrien Vescovi Wallace Whitney / Jesse Willenbring / David Wolle / et les artistes supports / surfaces André-Pierre Arnal / Vincent Bioulès/ Louis Cane / Marc Devade / Daniel Dezeuze / Noël Dolla / Toni Grand / Bernard Pagès / Jean-Pierre Pincemin / Patrick Saytour / André Valensi / Claude Viallat