Max Ernst entitled one of his most prominent works Europe after the rain. Where is Europe today? Not only Europe, but the world, the whole world as well as our own, inward? Are floods and mists coming after the rain? Aftermath! The sun, a renewal, a revival, an awakening rather than a reawakening: Springtime - Gustav Klimt’s Ver Sacrum has captured its blossoming of the senses, just like Botticelli and Larionov. The season of rejuvenation, as Bertold Brecht chanted alongside the folklorists. For better, for worst? The summer always ahead with wings of hope. It is the time of Secessions, of turmoil, of the cherries of May, of pacific marches, of longed beaches board up and imprisoned by pavements. Waiting for the fruits promised by the flowers? Building momentum! Modernity is a series of springtime! For a rebellion to sometimes bring forward a utopian reform that would extricate and wash daily life from the dirt of habits. For two centuries, art has been announcing “springtime”. Always to arouse the hope that “our life changes”. For things to change? To change in order to remain as they are?
Bernard Ceysson, 2020
Saturday 4 July 2020 at 2:30 pm
Conference “how to collect video” with Alain Servais, Alexis Fournol and Renato Casciani
Sunday 5 July 2020 at 2:30 pm
Discussion then signature of the catalogue “Chimère de rouille et de poussière” with Lionel Sabatté and David Quéré
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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.
André-Pierre Arnal • Trudy Benson • Vincent Bioulès • Robert Brandy Pierre Buraglio • Louis Cane Denis Castellas • Franck Chalendard Max Charvolen • Erik Dietman • Marc Devade • Daniel Dezeuze • Noël Dolla • mounir fatmi • Daniel Firman • Christian Floquet • Joe Fyfe • Toni Grand • Nancy Graves Rémy Jacquier • Sadie Laska • Lauren Luloff • Jean Messagier • Nicolas Momein • Alexander Nolan ORLAN • Aurélie Pétrel • Bernard Pagès • Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini • Jean-Pierre Pincemin • Roland Quetsch • Lionel Sabatté • Patrick Saytour • Nam Tchun-Mo • Mitja Tušek • André Valensi • Claude Viallat • Bernar Venet • Wallace Whitney • Rachel Eulena Williams • Jesse Willenbring