29 Jun 2017
07 Jan 2018

4, 543 MILLIARDS. LA QUESTION DE LA MATIÈRE

CAPC MUSÉE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE BORDEAUX

4.543 billion. The matter of matter addresses works of art, collections and cultural histories in relation to ecological processes and a geological scale of time. It presents a continuum of materials—films, photographs, sculptures, documents, and other meaningful things—and springs from the CAPC building’s former life as a warehouse for colonial commodities whose limestone walls were once deep in the ground and whose wooden beams were once part of a forest.

4.543 billion proposes that works of art are part of geophysical history as much as art history, and it asks how we might move beyond a spatial framework of “think globally, act locally”, to “think historically, act geologically.”

Exhibition organised for the Saison Culturelle Paysages // 25 juin - 25 octobre.

Lucas Ihlein, Under Ground, 2010
Nicholas Mangan, Ancient Lights (détail) , 2015
Alexandra Navratil, Modern Magic (detail) 2013
Alexandra Navratil, Modern Magic (detail) 2013
Xavier Ribas,
Stuart Whipss, A postcard of Victoria Falls leaning against a geological sample from John Latham's mantlepiece, 2012
DOCUMENTATIONS
General information

Address
CAPC, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux
7, rue Ferrere
33 000 Bordeaux

Opening Hours
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11AM until 6PM / Nocturne until 8PM on Wednesday

Website 
www.capc-bordeaux.fr

DIRECTION

Curators
Agence Latitudes / Max Andrews & Mariana Canépa Luna

CONTACT

Dereen O'Sullivan / dereen@claudinecolin.com


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