Exhibitions in 2010

>> From politics to poetry, Robert Filliou, video works 1977-79

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Robert Filliou, And so on end so soon (done 3 times), 1977Collection Centre national des arts plastiques




29th October - 15th décembre 2010

Guided tour the 5th december. 15h30.

Having trained and worked as an economist, Robert Filliou (1926-1987) began to write poems and plays in the late 1950s. He then found that the visual arts were the field that allowed him to bring together all his work.  He preferred the notion of ‘creation’ to that of ‘art’ that he found too restrictive, so he favoured experimentation over finished form. Developed in the 1960s, his Principle of Equivalence (‘well made’, ‘badly made’, ‘unmade’) and the idea of Permanent Party (‘eternal network’) was activated as much within texts, performances, assemblages as within life itself. In the late 1970s, the artist found that video was adapted to his desire for dissemination and that it was a medium with which he could test innovative teaching and artistic experiences.

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>> Collection from Floor to Ceiling

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3rd July - 15th December, 2010

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Luciano Fabro
So ist das Leben, so ist die Moral, so ist die Geschichte, 1995
Rochechouart Museum Collection (acquired from FNAC, 2006)


Richard Deacon / Luciano Fabro / Bernard Frize / Wolfgang Laib / Guillaume Leblon / Richard Long / Bruce Nauman / Giulio Paolini / Michelangelo Pistoletto
   

>> Gustav Metzger: Decades 1959-2009

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"Gustav Metzger: Decades", exhibition view at Serpentine Gallery, 2009. Coll. Tate Gallery & Arts Councilphoto: Hardman-Jones, view Serpentine Gallery
March 1st - June 15th 2010
The first exhibition in France devoted to the work of Gustav Metzger.

A major figure in Britain and moving force in avant-garde art in the second half of the 20th century, Gustav Metzger was born in 1926, and famously organised the Symposium on Destruction in Art in 1966...

   

>> Eccentric Sensorialities

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3rd July - 18th October, 2010

One of the last essays written by Raoul Hausmann, La sensorialité excentrique (published by the poet Henri Chopin in 1969) was a plea for mankind to go beyond egocentric senses and vanquish the barriers between physical reality and immaterial thought.

"Our aim is to attain a new primordial state, a new presence. Elements of language and vision will then impinge on us in new ways. Our world requires that we respond to it with new primordial signals - and we should rise to that challenge. So far, we only know how to stutter ineffectually in this novel language, but all the same we can declare the transitory period of abstraction is now over. Fast approaching is a period of synthesis when we will be able to combine light and sound vibration in a single unified form…". Hausmann envisaged these ideas in the context of a new ethical system that refused to accept that progress necessarily leads to happiness, stating baldly that "...Mankind's attempt to impose order can only end in suicide !".

The exhibition at Rochechouart takes Hausmann's essay as its starting point, proposing a subjective exploration of his propositions through a selection of works from the same period (psychedelia, fluxus, concrete poetry) and extending them with examples of contemporary art.

   

>> Raoul Hausmann: Collage Works

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Raoul Hausmann, Oaoa, 1965photo: DR
1st March - 15th December 2010
Recognised as one of the inventors of the photomontage technique, Raoul Hausmann employed collages to express the complex interactions in his world of sound and images.

 

   

>> Collection / Translation

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Giuseppe Penone, Potatoes,1977photo: DR
March 1st - June 1st  2010
Representation or reality? Documentary record or work of art? How can we tell them apart?  We asked three groups of visitors each to interpret a work from the collection, sharing their vision through a personal selection of texts and images...