Programmation 2018 – 2019

Christian Lhopital, preliminary sketch for the project  « Danse de travers »

Christian Lhopital, Danse de travers, September 2018
Curator: Jean-Hubert Martin

The purpose of Christian Lhopital’s project is to drive the visitors in a movement that accompanies and envelops them during their journey. A long parietal artwork will go from the staircase to the large room, alternating ghosts, spirits and other revenants which are dear to the artist, at the pace of a frantic sarabande, a wrongly Dance. The overlapping of biological organs, of mutant cells and oneiric figures oscillate between the burlesque and the macabre. Paper panels covered with drawings fall from the ceiling, which create a breach in the panoramic view.

Nikolaus Gansterer, ) () Drawing as Thinking in action
Curator: Jeanette Pacher

In his artistic and performative practice, Nikolaus Gansterer applies an expanded and open notion of drawing based on his understanding of thinking and drawing being analogous processes. He is thus concerned with the fundamental question of how to translate and visualise thought processes, both conscious and subconscious.Presenting several new and on-site works next to existing ones, Gansterer’s innovative methods such as ad hoc notations, self-reporting, or space-body diagrams are explored and together cast a fresh light on drawing, namely as a tool for thinking in action.

Nikolaus Ganstere, Thinking Drawing Diagram, 2011, chalk on blackboard, variable dimensions © Nikolaus Gansterer

Florentine et Alexandre Lamarche-Ozive, Fantin-Latour, Un cocktail, 2017, charcoal wall, 280 x 350 cm, Marea, individual exhibition, Gallery Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain. © Daviz Zarzoso

The duo of artists Florentine and Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize
Curator: Solenn Morel

Since their beginnings, Florentine and Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize claim a filiation of the movement Arts and Crafts, which was founded by William Morris, a militant for the reconciliation of low and high arts. Being painters, ceramists, sculptors, and furniture creators at the same time, they proclaim a practice of drawing freed from its academic conventions. They naturally focused their most recent research on the figure Elisée Reclus and his journey. Former communard and astounding pedagogue to whom knowledge handover should go over geographical and social boundaries, he is the author of « Universal Geography ». While the words of the libertarian geographer are enough to echo the noises of the forest or the water flowing, Florentine and Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize intend to recreate a mass of landscape – throughout drawings, silkscreen printings, printings on fabric, as well as ceramics with invigorating colours – recalling the pleasure of wandering in nature, a place of tonic effect and renewing according to the author’s own words.