In 1964, Isaac Asimov visited Expo New York and from his impressions, imagined the world as it could be in 2014, in an article written for the New York Times*. In 2014, fifty years later, this text reemerges and generates a multitude of comments on the web, everyone evaluates the accuracy of the predictions made by the famous sci-fi writer. This article by Asimov is at the source of the project designed by Lidwine Prolonge specifically for the spaces of In extenso and La Permanence : the artist transforms them into areas prone to spatiotemporal shifts between two poles of which 2014 is the pivot: 1964 and 2064.
Rather than give in to nostalgia for a time when everything still seemed possible, Lidwine Prolonge provides a space within which the dialogue between the present and the future can start again.
Lidwine Prolonge was born in 1977, she lives and works between Paris and Nice.
She currently takes part in the research program 5/7 at the Villa Arson, Nice.
*Asimov's article was published in the New York Times on August 16, 1964: http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/03/23/lifetimes/asi-v-fair.html
For more info please refer to the French section of the website.
This exhibition is organized together with La Permanence, located 5 minutes' walk from In extenso.
7 rue Abbé Girard
06 09 83 90 20
Joseph Mouton, Mathieu Mercier, Pascal Pinaud, Julien Dubuisson, Ibai Hernandorena, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Patrice Blouin, Corinne Sentou, Maggie Cluzeau, Stéphane Accari, Frédéric Bauchet, Patrick Aubouin, Vincent Chassaing, Delphine Hery, Philippe Eydieu, Roland Lannier, Gabrielle Le Bayon, Kevin Desbouis, Leïla Portalier, Michel Treille, Marie Lancelin, Céline Ahond, Josselin Vidalenc, Anne-Marie Rognon, Bernard Lescure, Jean-Pierre Fontana, Sophie Blais, and Gérard Klein.
This exhibition was produced thanks to the support of the Champagne-Ardennes Region.
Panorama of the City of New York (detail), model built for the 1964 World Fair, collection of the Queens Museum / source : nytimes.com
2064 CENT ANS PLUS TARD
(2064 A HUNDRED YEARS LATER)
A double solo show at
In extenso and La Permanence - Clermont-Ferrand
Curated by Annabel Rioux and Cécile Dauchez
3rd April > 17 May 2014
vernissage on Thursday 3rd April from 6:30 pm
finissage until 10 pm on Saturday 17 May for the Nuit des musées