Exhibition

Channel

6 Apr 2024 – 27 Jul 2024

Regular hours

Saturday
11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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EXPOSITION COLLECTIVE – Elsa Brès, Débora Delmar, Kenny
Dunkan, Tyler Eash, Eva Gold, Georgina Hill, Joey Holder, Youri
Johnson, Tarek Lakhrissi, Alex Margo Arden, Margot Pietri,
Harilay Rabenjamina, Anaïs-Tohé Commaret, Jenkin Van Zyl.

About

       La Manche, which separates Great Britain from France, is called "Channel" in English. Channel also means canal, a conduit for transporting fluids, but also a means of transmitting information. Thus, the exhibition Channel, presented at CACN as part of the Contemporaine de Nîmes, brings together fourteen artists based on either side of the Channel. In a post-Brexit context, where the flow of exchanges is reconfigured, the exhibition builds bridges between scenes that are both distinct and close. Distinct because aesthetic forms and discourses remain deeply influenced by the historical, economic, social, and cultural heritage of each country; and close because they raise common questions that go far beyond geographical borders. Conceived as a two-way dialogue — between two territories on one hand, but also between the plastic substance of the works and the textual content of interviews — the exhibition shapes some of the significant concerns of our generations. The works of Debora Delmar and Harilay Rabenjamina express an oppressive relationship to work and social success; those of Georgina Hill and Margot Pietri depict an exhausting industrial cadence; Alex Margo Arden and Anaïs-Tohé Commaret reveal an excluding urbanity; those of Kenny Dunkan and Tyler Eash bear witness to a persistent colonial legacy; the works of Tarek Lakhrissi and Eva Gold give form to the tensions that exist between desire, love, and violence; those of Youri Johnson and Jenkin Van Zyl address the anxiety of an apocalyptic future; finally, the practices of Joey Holder and Elsa Brès sketch the hope of a better world, where the human species would manage to inhabit the planet differently.

Founded in 2017, Figure Figure is a digital magazine that brings together over seventy in- depth interviews conducted with emerging artists from the French and British scenes. These interviews are published monthly in PDF format on the website www.figurefigure.fr. As virtual objects, these downloadable and printable PDFs are part of an approach to accessibility and sharing. They constitute an archive documenting contemporary creation. The editorial team welcomes a plurality of researchers, curators, and art critics. Each quarter, publications are entrusted to a new editor-in-chief, following a horizontal governance model that promotes a diversity of viewpoints and political, aesthetic, and poetic sensitivities. Figure Figure takes its name from the face-to-face that establishes between the artist and the critic. It also evokes the figure of style, an aesthetic form, a symbol, movements. To figure means "to represent something by drawing, painting, sculpture." But also "to be found, to appear, to be mentioned somewhere."

CuratorsToggle

Indira Béraud

Noam Alon

Mathilde Cassan

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Alex Margo Arden

Jenkin Van Zyl

Anaïs-Tohé Commaret

Harilay Rabenjamina

Margot Pietri

Tarek Lakhrissi

Youri Jonhson

Joey Holder

Joey Holder

Georgina Hill

Eva Gold

Tyler Eash

Kenny Dunkan

Débora Delmar Corp

Elsa Brès

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