RED SWAN HOTEL

16 May – 27 September 2015
CNEAI = (CHATOU)
27 November 2014 – 15 March 2015
MACRO MUSEO D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA ROMA (ROME)

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RED SWAN HOTEL

16 May – 27 September 2015
CNEAI = (CHATOU)
27 November 2014 – 15 March 2015
MACRO MUSEO D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA ROMA (ROME)

from 23 June to 7 July 2014: residency of curators Maria Alicata, Daniele Balit, Adrienne Drake (1:1projects) at Cneai = (Chatou)
27 November 2014 – 15 March 2015: exhibition at MACRO Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma (Rome)
16 May – 27 September 2015: exhibition at Cneai = (Chatou)

Guest curators: Maria Alicata, Daniele Balit, Adrienne Drake (1:1projects, Rome)
Artists: Continuous Project, Pascal Doury, Michel Journiac, Ben Kinmont, Pierre Leguillon, Seth  Price, Yann Sérandour, Samon Takahashi. 

Red Swan Hotel_Takahashi_Polar Praxis

2. Samon Takahashi, Polar Praxis, 2009

9. Samon Takahashi, Axe, 2014

3. Samon Takahashi, Installation view, 2014

8. Yann Sérandour, Le Plein, 2008

4. Yann Sérandour, Le Plein, 2008

7. Pierre Leguillon, Cherchez l’auteur, 2006

5. Pierre Leguillon, Cherchez l’auteur, 2006

6. Ben Kinmont, Promised relations: or thoughts concerning a few artists’ contracts, 1996

6. Ben Kinmont, Promised relations: or thoughts concerning a few artists’ contracts, 1996

5. Ben Kinmont, Congratulations, 1995-present

7. Ben Kinmont, Congratulations, 1995-present

4. Red Swan Hotel, Installation view, MACRO

8. Red Swan Hotel, Installation view, MACRO

3. Red Swan Hotel, Installation view, MACRO

9. Red Swan Hotel, Installation view, MACRO

2. Red Swan Hotel, Installation view, MACRO

10. Red Swan Hotel, Installation view, MACRO

Red Swan Hotel is a three-fold project, which consists of a research residency by members of the curatorial collective 1:1projects (Maria Alicata, Daniele Balit and Adrienne Drake) at Cneai (Chatou), an exhibition at MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (Rome), and an exhibition at Cneai.
Since 2006, 1:1projects has developed an archive of artists’ portfolios, visual material, film and video, and sound pieces, which highlight current methodologies in contemporary art; in 2012 1:1projects and MACRO initiated a collaboration in which the archive is now housed at the museum.
FMRA, the archive collection at Cneai, is a rich and extensive collection of artist editions, books and documentary materials. Situated on the Île des Impressionistes at the edge of Paris, Cneai is an active centre in the field of production and diffusion of contemporary art practice, establishing an important profile of research and experimentation, known on a national and international level.
The collaboration between 1:1projects, MACRO and Cneai will focus on and develop around the theme of the archive format: the creation of an archive, the requisites for such a creation, the collecting processes, and – primarily – on forms of activation and display.
After a research residency at Cneai, the curators will develop two distinct, though inter-dependent, exhibitions. The show at MACRO will focus on a selection of materials drawn directly from Cneai’s FMRA collection; during the course of the exhibition there will also be a program of lectures, artist interventions and performances that demarcate the process of activating an archive. The exhibition at Cneai will instead be orientated towards the presentation of artworks by artists who are included in the archive of 1:1projects. This exhibition also foresees a series of performances and commissioned artworks loosely based on the question of archive and activation.

 

 

 

Una ricerca sui due archivi, (quello italiano di 1:1projects e quello francese della collezione FMRA del Cneai) sarà condotta da un gruppo di curatori italiani e francesi e svilupperà forme di attivazione (produzioni artistiche, riflessioni teoriche, lecture, performance…), che daranno luogo a una mostra declinata in due versioni diverse, negli spazi del MACRO e del Cneai.
Circa dieci artisti saranno invitati ad attivare e implementare opere esistenti negli archivi, dando luogo a nuove produzioni e performance. Il progetto prevede dunque una mostra al MACRO, una mostra al Cneai, un programma di attività (performance, interventi, produzioni) e una pubblicazione.
Il progetto e incentrato su ciò che viene definito come pratiche dell’“ephemera“: un campo di sperimentazione e di produzione che si sviluppa in tutte le sfere artistiche e che risponde alle attuali urgenze di fluidità, rete, scambio e trasmissione. Tre costanti sembrano essere determinanti per valutare queste pratiche artistiche, che infrangono le frontiere tra le categorie (visivo, sonoro, letterario) e tra le forme (oggetti, performance, immagini):
- Forme derivate: curatoriali, editoriali, di collezionismo e ricerca. Un numero crescente di attori agisce in parallelo sulla questione dell’edizione artistica.
- La messa in discussione delle frontiere culturali. Le produzioni richiamano tanto espressioni poetiche che letterarie, musicali, filmiche, scientifiche, o di design.
- Gli attori ibridi. Gli attori sono di volta in volta artisti, editori, curatori, collezionisti, venditori o ricercatori. Essi confermano l’attualità della frase di Godard degli anni settanta: “un produttore libero e indipendente va messo dalla parte degli artisti”.

 

Une recherche au sein de deux archives, l’une italienne (1:1projects), l’autre française (collection FMRA du Cneai) est menée par un groupe de curateurs italiens et français et développe des sujets d’activations par des artistes donnant lieu a une exposition qui sera présentée sous deux versions actualisées dans les espaces du MACRO et du Cneai.
Une dizaine d’artistes seront invités à augmenter et activer des pièces existantes dans les collections. L’aboutissement du projet prévoit donc : une exposition au MACRO, une exposition au Cneai, un programme d’activation (performances et productions), une publication.
Le projet traite de ce qu’il est convenu de nommer la pratique de l’éphéméra. Ce champ d’expérimentation et de production se développe dans toutes les sphères artistiques, et répond aux urgences actuelles : fluidité, réseau, échange, transmission. Trois constantes paraissent déterminantes pour évaluer ces pratiques artistiques multi-modales qui brisent les frontières entre les catégories (visuelle, sonore, littéraire) et entre les formes (objets, performances, images) :
- Les actes dérivés : curatoriaux, éditoriaux, de collection et de recherche. Un nombre croissant de collectionneurs agit en parallèle des commissaires et éditeurs comme des chercheurs sur la question de l’édition en art.
- La mise en cause des frontières culturelles. Les productions font autant appel a l’expression poétique que littéraire, musicale, filmique, scientifique ou au design.
- Les acteurs hybrides. Une partie des acteurs sont tour a tour artistes, éditeurs, curateurs, collectionneurs, vendeurs ou chercheurs. Ils démontrent aujourd’hui la pertinence du slogan lancé par Godard dans les années soixante-dix : « un producteur libre et indépendant est à ranger du côté des artistes ».

Images:
1. Promenadologues #2 (exhibition of FMRA collection), Cneai, Chatou, 2012. Photo: Aurélien Mole
2. Samon Takahashi, Polar Praxis, 2009, wood, stainless steel. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Giorgio Benni
3. Samon Takahashi, installation view MACRO Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma, 2014. Photo: Giorgio Benni
4. Yann Sérandour, Le Plein, 2008, digital print on paper; dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and gb agency, Paris. Photo: Giorgio Benni
5. Pierre Leguillon, Cherchez l’auteur, 2006, coconut mat. Collection cneai =. Photo: Giorgio Benni
6. Ben Kinmont, Promised relations: or thoughts concerning a few artists’ contracts, 1996. Courtesy the artist and Air de Paris. Photo: Giorgio Benni
7. Ben Kinmont, Congratulations, 1995-present. Courtesy the artist and Air de Paris. Photo: Giorgio Benni
8-10. Red Swan Hotel, installation view MACRO Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma, 2014. Photos: Giorgio Benni

 

 

 

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