Winter scenario

cneai =

February 8, 2013

February 9–May 24, 2013
An exhibition program through six points of view

cneai =
Île des Impressionnistes
F-78400 Chatou (Paris)

T +33 (0)1 39 52 45 35
cneai [​at​] cneai.com

www.cneai.com

Six overlapping viewpoints are simultaneously on display, creating for the audience an exhibition program dealing with the idea of expanding art.

A curatorial and collaborative project by Alexandra Baudelot, Sylvie Boulanger, Christophe Daviet-Thery, Xavier Franceschi, Frédéric Legros, Elisabeth Lemercier, Marie Nanchen & Gaëlle Nicolle.

Reading dance
Leonor Antunes, Pablo Bronstein, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Yann Sérandour,
Joannes Wohnseifer and Erwin Wurm
Six artists are reacting to a mythical series of images by Bruno Munari (Seeking Comfort In An Uncomfortable Chair). They address the issues raised by those images and echoing into their own practice: reading, architecture, performance.
By Sylvie Boulanger and Christophe Daviet-Thery

Diapositives 1958–2002
Yona Friedman
Veritable “immaterial exhibition” Diapositives 1958–2002 (Slides 1958–2002) is a collection of all the artist’s projects since 1958. Arranged by type of work, ways of thinking or doing, the 300 slides document Yona Friedman’s projects over a period of more than 40 years for cities such as Berlin, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Lomé.
By Sylvie Boulanger

No Scale, No Function, Nor Proportion
Elisabeth Lemercier imagined new architecture for Cneai and designed the only furniture used throughout the art center: O.B.U. (Original Bipolar Unit), bichromated steel cases that can be magnetically attached to one another. She uses the O.B.U. to create a scenography, a display gravitating around the space and hosting a selection of special edition prints from Cneai’s Multiples collection. With Glen Baxter, Claude Closky, John Cornu, Peter Downsbrough, Yona Friedman, Paul-Armand Gette, Jef Geys, Nicolas Giraud, Esther Hoareau, Scott King, M/M (Paris), Yoshimoto Nara, François Morellet, Mickael Morley, Lee Ranaldo, and Leah Singer.

Film Festival
Ricardo Valentim
Playing both ethnologist and archivist, the artist collected seventy 16mm educational films produced in the ’50s and ’60s in North America and for schools and libraries in Great Britain. He then elaborates programs from that material, presented like a documentary film festival.
By Sylvie Boulanger and Xavier Franceschi

Art by Telephone … Recalled reflects on the 1969 project by Jan van der Marck, who invited a group of artists to propose an artwork orally by telephone. Since 1969, Art by Telephone has become a mythical exhibition but at the same time rather neglected both by the history of art and art critics. The exhibition listens to the sound archive from 1969 and connects new lines towards new proposals. With ACW, Elisabeth Atjay, Zenn Al Charif, Arman, Olivier Bardin, Ludovic Beillard, Joianne Bittle, Dominique Blais, Mel Bochner, Dieudonné Cartier, Alejandro Cesarco, Mark Geffriaud, Dick Higgins, Ryan Gander, Jérémie Gaulin, Ben Kinmont, Silvia Kolbowski, Nicholas Knight, Quentin Lannes, Louise Lawler, Ronan Le Creurer, Pierre Leguillon, John Miller, Lætitia Paviani, Emilie Parendeau, John Perreault, Fabrice Reymond, and Yann Sérandour.
By Sébastien Pluot and Fabien Vallos

Courtesy of the Artist, Libelle
This exhibition gathers for the first time the entire Libelle collection. Between 2009 and 2012, Alexandra Baudelot initiated 18 editorial projects with Renaud-Auguste Dormeuil, Berger&Berger, Katinka Bock, Ulla van Brandenburg, Yona Friedman, Dora García, Raymond Gervais, Rodney Graham, Joanna Hadjithomas et Khalil Joreige, Camille Henrot, Christian Jendreiko, Florence Lazar, Maria Loboda, Franck Leibovici, Benoît Maire, Nicholas Mangan, Raphaël Siboni et Fabien Giraud, Vittorio Santoro, Simon Starling, and Tatiana Trouvé.

FESTIVAL ISLAND #2, in lieu of opening
A two-day program of performing and video art with Dora García (performance), Sébastien Pluot et Fabien Vallos (lecture), Alison Knowles (performance), Nicholas Mangan (video), Simon Starling (video), Raphaël Siboni et Fabien Giraud, Ornemental films (films), Christophe Fiat et Nicolas Fenouillat (concert), Les Sons Paranormaux (performances, concert), Frédéric Legros (artists’ music videos), and Raymond Gervais (lecture-performance).

Director: Sylvie Boulanger