MAC/VAL

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week-ends and holidays, 12 h to 19 h.

Closed on january 1st, may 1st and december 25th.

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A word from the Exhibition Curator

Complementing the fourth hanging of the MAC/VAL collection, and exploring recollection, memory and the traces left by time, the exhibition ‘Let’s Dance’ brings together an international selection of some forty artists to propose an itinerary through the territories of celebration. What is a birthday or anniversary? A party? A commemoration? What is hidden behind all the fireworks, flags and glitter? Behind those moments of collective togetherness, those moments when the social body is simultaneously affirmed and constructed?

The title refers both to the similarly named David Bowie album released in 1983 and to the medieval danse macabre. ‘Let’s Dance’ composes a kind of Vanitas, making passing Time its main character. There will be fireworks, candles and gifts, meal scenes, anniversaries and birthdays of all kinds, music, a solitary dodgem car, stars, a skull, black holes, a mirror ball, celebrations, commemorations, memories, a one-person discothèque, a street fair, a historical re-enactment, a bunch of flowers, a Christmas tree, wild crowds, a ghostly float, the vestiges of a fair, clocks, newspapers, black flags, a young man looking for lost time. And much more besides. There won’t be any miracles. Let’s dance?

Frank Lamy,
Exhibition Curator

Complementing the fourth hanging of the MAC/VAL collection, and exploring recollection, memory and the traces left by time, the exhibition ‘Let’s Dance’ brings together an international selection of some forty artists to propose an itinerary through the territories of celebration. What is a birthday or anniversary? A party? A commemoration? What is hidden behind all the fireworks, flags and glitter? Behind those moments of collective togetherness, those moments when the social body is simultaneously affirmed and constructed?

The title refers both to the similarly named David Bowie album released in 1983 and to the medieval danse macabre. ‘Let’s Dance’ composes a kind of Vanitas, making passing Time its main character. There will be fireworks, candles and gifts, meal scenes, anniversaries and birthdays of all kinds, music, a solitary dodgem car, stars, a skull, black holes, a mirror ball, celebrations, commemorations, memories, a one-person discothèque, a street fair, a historical re-enactment, a bunch of flowers, a Christmas tree, wild crowds, a ghostly float, the vestiges of a fair, clocks, newspapers, black flags, a young man looking for lost time. And much more besides. There won’t be any miracles. Let’s dance?

Frank Lamy,
Exhibition Curator

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