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John Giorno

Eating the Sky, 2008

We gave a party for the gods and

the gods all came, 2010

crayon sur papier

courtesy de l'artiste et

galerie Almine Rech, Paris

Seulgi Lee

Radeau, 2012

courtesy de l'artiste

crédit photo Arko


le radeau était ancré sur la Loire près de la galerie pendant le temps de l'exposition

Seulgi Lee

Radeau, 2012

courtesy de l'artiste

crédit photo Arko


le radeau était ancré sur la Loire près de la galerie

pendant le temps de l'exposition

Marie Lancelin

Film (Dravolda), 2011

Numérique - Noir et Blanc, couleurs

Production Tripode

courtesy de l'artiste

Seulgi Lee

Magnetologia Curiosa, 2010

courtesy de l'artiste

crédit photo IE

Vue d'exposition

Stéphane Bérard, Charlie Jeffery

crédit photo IE

Charlie Jeffery

Green Sun Setting (détail)

2012, sculpture (bois, peinture)

courtesy de l'artiste / crédit photo IE

Charlie Jeffery

Green Sun Setting

2012, sculpture (bois, peinture)

courtesy de l'artiste / crédit photo IE

Charlie Jeffery

Dog Star Fish, 2006

vidéo, 2'10'', son

courtesy de l'artiste

Seulgi Lee

Clameur, 2011/2012

courtesy de l'artiste / crédit photo IE

  

Pauline Curnier Jardin

How to enter in the famous ballroom scene?

2006, Installation vidéo, 1’40” en boucle, muette

courtesy de l’artiste / crédit photo PCJ


vidéo activée la nuit dans une vitrine en ville

Seulgi Lee

IDO, 2009/2012

production Evento, Bordeaux

courtesy de l'artiste / crédit photo SL


le bus a circulé en ville pendant le temps de l'exposition

Charlie Jeffery

Frame of mind, 2012

courtesy de l'artiste

crédit photo IE

Soirée de performances

Oeuvres en extérieur

Marie Lancelin, Film (Dravolda), 2011

Numérique - Noir et Blanc, couleurs - Production Tripode, Espace d'art contemporain, Nantes (Rezé) - Courtesy de l'artiste


WE GAVE A PARTY

FOR THE GODS

AND THE GODS ALL CAME


STÉPHANE BÉRARD, PAULINE CURNIER JARDIN,

JOHN GIORNO, ALEX HUBBARD, CHARLIE JEFFERY,

MARIE LANCELIN, SEULGI LEE


Galerie Arko, Nevers

Commissariat : Arko + In extenso


27 october > 8 december 2012

> opening reception on Friday 26 October from 6:30pm

> finissage on Friday 7 December from 6:30pm (detailed programme coming soon)


>> galerie.arko.free.fr



PRESENTATION


Borrowed to one of John Giorno's poem paintings, the title of the exhibition "We gave a party for the gods and the gods all came" sounds like a hallucinated statement, evoking the extravagance of pagan rituals anchored in the collective imaginary, as well as conveying the ideas of feast and celebration.


In the particular context of an exhibition which will mark the end of the galerie Arko's current activities, we aim to counterbalance some kind of disenchantment with a wisp of derision and deliberate exaggeration.


As it seems useful to claim that every creative or intellectual activity is a resistance to the numbing of the mind, we imagined this exhibition like a demonstration in favor of the creative action, showing a refusal to give up on discouragement. The artworks we put together have in common a strong performative dimension as well as a familiarity with other artistic domains (poetry, dance, theatre, music, magic...) Without being the theme of the exhibition as such, the idea of a "total artwork" lies beneath the multidisciplinary practices of the invited artists, and their ability to convey a full-fledged universe: an art that is in no way tyrannical, but on the contrary, generous in the energy it releases.


As a way to extend to the streets the territory of art, some interventions in the public space will come in addition to the works shown at the gallery. These proposals will "occupy" the ordinary landscape of the city according to their own temporalities, and will generate some surreal and exuberant visions.



Galerie Arko

3 place Mossé, 58000 Nevers

03 86 57 93 22 / galeriearko2@gmail.com

galerie.arko.free.fr


Free entrance, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

from 3 to 7pm and by appointment


Arko is supported by: ville de Nevers, conseil général de la Nièvre, région Bourgogne and ministère de la culture-DRAC Bourgogne.



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