Collective Exhibition
From June 30th to September 16th 2012

A word from the Exhibition Curator

Collecticve Exhibition from June 30th to September 16th 2012.
The artists of the exhibition : Johanna Billing, Jakob Gautel, Clarisse Hahn, Matthieu Laurette, Marcello Maloberti, Melanie Manchot, Aleksandra Mir, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Marylène Negro, Tsuneko Taniuchi.

‘Situation(s) [48°47’34” N / 2°23’14” E]’ brings together pieces by ten artists whose work is articulated, among other things, around the gap
between personal and public space. Identity(ies) and self representation(s) are at the heart of these open-ended, performative and collaborative works: identities in motion, seeking and under
construction. The works are about the constitution of the individual as a subject. Between appearance and disappearance, camouflage and funambulism, they raise questions of genealogy, the social pact,
community, visibility, genders, sex and society, colonialism, struggle, and centre and periphery. Of affirmation and situations. Of positions, of movements back-and-forth. They evoke the relation between the group and the individual. The image. The body. Or, how to take a stand, situate oneself, from within the art field, in a normalised real. Ultimately, what this
exhibition invites us to do is reflect on the work, on the nature of art and the role of the artist.

Frank Lamy
Exhibition Curator

During the exhibition « Situation(s) » the MAC/VAL will also run an interactive website. This free, collaborative and continually available space will be a prolongation and echo of the artists’ works in the
exhibition. The website’s content, which will be both shareable and changeable, is made up of a database focused on the exhibitions themes.
(Interactive exhibition website: )


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