24 February - 20 May 2017
ARTIST : KEITA MORI
Curator: Gaël Charbau
In the exhibition "Strings", implicit in her project, Keita Mori has chosen to cross the theme of migration. A subject with the roots of humanity, essential to the history that founded us, to the point of striking our contemporary imagination by its dramatic topicality.
Most of the artist's works are ephemeral works doomed to disappear. The parallel with the epic of migrants, beings on the move whose construction seems broken, crossed out, starting from a point from which they have been driven to draw broken lines in the geography they cross, is obvious. The exhibition is for the artist a moment of fixation of the imaginary, in the same way that life has become for migrants a succession of moments where the imagination seeks to fix itself.
From its final result, as it is revealed on the day of the opening, we can not guess anything beforehand, since the work is invented during the time of editing. Built from the threads of wool, silk, cotton, linen, nylon of some clothes that litter the floor, the figures that unfold on the walls of the Drawing Lab are a bit like the phantom archetypes of a collective imagination. We go through them as travelers would glide along a mental map: an entire universe that crosses flat.
Gaël Charbau, curator of the exhibition