Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France
March 01 - May 04, 2013
In programming "Tea for Two" at the Villa du Parc, the exhibition "Terrible Two" addresses the artistic collaboration through the prism of two artists. At their origin, a fraternal relationship, friendship, love or intellectual, which is materialized in the creation of a work with two heads, which gives the unit paradoxically dual signature. Paul and Elizabeth, tragic heroes Children terrible Cocteau, appear in the background as the legendary duo that inspired the exhibition. They live in seclusion rooms they furnish treasures, fantasy and imagination, pitching and decor reflects the psychological aberrations of these two teenagers adrift.
Bringing together a selection of works by international artists duets, "Terrible Two" is an attempt to free adaptation fictional format of the exhibition and architectural framework of Villa Park. The duo Grout / Mazéas was invited to take over the place, which has inspired a series of installations produced in situ when the room attractive, devastated, and whose genius always watch over the enfants terribles, is the place various manipulations and staging suggestive atmospheres film. Abused, furniture appears in his living and psychological dimension. Installations and films McDermott & McGough, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Collectif Fact and Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion continued weaving references to the history of cinema and enhance the intimate atmosphere of camera where the world of feelings is exacerbated. Parts Berdaguer / Pejus, Jake & Dinos Chapman Brothers Chapuisat Dewar and Gicquel, Hippolyte Hentgen and Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille form a heterogeneous collection of works and strange, consisting of objects, paintings, sculptures, drawings, wallpaper, who in their own way to the states enjoyment, material, and layers of collective memory in which the object is still growing.
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L´HISTOIRE EST A MOI!
Printemps de Septembre, Espace EDF Bazacle, Toulouse, France (catalogue)
September 28 - October 21, 2012
At the Espace EDF-Bazacle, David McDermott and Peter McGough have a panel of their different designs: some ten Conspiracy Paintings (1997), bearing the fictitious date of 1928. Oil paintings imitating the satirical prints of the time, which allows both artists treat them as caustic as fanciful subjects as diverse as racism, homophobia or the Catholic religion. You can see pictures of Victorian style and a black and white film typed 1950s lifelike! In the 2000s, McDermott and McGough are passionate in effect for that period of history. They create several series of paintings which take the iconography of Hollywood movies and comics for years 1950-1960. Most are compounds such as comic strips that juxtapose different scenes showing famous actresses such as Jennifer Jones, Rita Hayworth or Lauren Bacall. These are often sad, haggard and weeping. The titles of these works (That Would Surely Break My Heart Something I´ve Never Had, What a Fool I am ...) seem to suggest that behind the stereotyped images of suffering and mash hide frustration.
L´Art d´aimer, de la séduction à la volupté
Palais Lumière d´Evian, Evian, France
June 16 - September 23, 2012
"The Art of Love, seduction to pleasure" shows the birth and evolution of amorous feelings through different artistic mediums. Exhibitions devoted to love are rare and fragmented. Wishing to agree with Romain Gary who wrote: "Love is a journey without a map and compass without which one wanders caution", the project brings together, in a bold choice, paintings, drawings, illustrations, correspondence, photographs and videos.
By their different interpretations of a feeling for everyone, François Boucher, Gustave Courbet, Jean-Dominique Ingres, Henri Martin, Maurice Denis, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Georges Rouault, Leonard Foujita, Tamara de Lempicka, Jacques Henri Lartigue Robert Doisneau, Man Ray, Michael Haas and Pierre et Gilles ... lovers guide through a track record of projections, sound systems and segmented into eight parts: love and myths (East and West) courtly love (Lady knight and troubadour) the art of gallantry (pastoral and secret alcove) love everyday (life together, arrangements and small pleasures) Absence and fatality; letters to the heart (and correspondence popular press) Fantasies on the big screen; from the intimacy of couples (photo & video).
Rich of 350 works and documents, this exhibition has numerous loan institutions: museums, libraries and foundations French and Swiss as well as private collectors.