Imagination Y, generation Y
Contemporary Art | How can one capture the imagination of a young generation of French artists - the Y generation born connected to the world ? To explore this idea, French collectors Isabelle and Fabrice de Pontfrache invited curator Charlotte Cosson to create an exhibition at their 3-Maison Saint Honoré address in Paris, where the codes on show lead the way to a new understanding of time and space.
A permanent present
Overturning the exhibition concept, curator Charlotte Cosson has taken over a collector’s home by inserting works of art and interesting objects - furniture or otherwise - in the kitchen, bathroom and even the private sanctum of the bathroom, questioning the present from a shot - reverse shot angle : modern comfort/instability, future/nomadism, temporality/timelessness, poetry/daily life, dogma/escape, etc. The « Dans le freezer à droite » (In the freezer, on the right) concept, via the work of four generation Y French artists - Elvire Bonduelle, Aurélien Mole, Grégoire Motte and Maxime chanson - gives a glimpse of a new perception of time/space and the all-encompassing time of a permanent present; a process that absorbs its past and middle, without rejecting them completely.
Elvire Bonduelle’s rocking chairs in reversed positions, Grégoire Motte’s 3D glasses made with bottle bases and Aurélien Mole?s photo-tablets and homothety distortions are not simply contorted everyday objects; the artists refute the very idea of choice from a single point of view, which is always seen with its opposite. In the same vein, Grégoire Motte combines two opposites - narration and concept - in his piece-story « Le steak surgelé dans le freezer » (the frozen steak in the freezer).
With extreme subtlety, in contrast to the simulacrum trend in modern art in recent years, the piece-processes claim and accept their « unresolved sense » here in order to convey a dynamic of possibilities.
Publié le 16/10/2013
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