NEW DATE TO COME

AROUND THE DAY IN EIGHTY WORLDS

CAPC - BORDEAUX

Borrowing its title from Julio Cortázar’s anthology of short stories, this exhibition offers a new look at the major pieces from the CAPC collection through renewed systems of representation of the world. Like most European institutions, the museum of contemporary art of Bordeaux built and developed its collection through a male, European, and more broadly, Western prism, in spite of the historical heritage of Bordeaux, whose commercial and cultural development from the 17th century came from Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

 

Now, in an era where cultural, social, and political factors affect how viewers – and art historians – interpret work, it is essential to look at public collections with fresh eyes. These collections must pave the way for a decentralised world that puts at the forefront those artists who, for various reasons (gender, nationality), were previously marginalised in the canon of art history.

 

This exhibition will spark a dialogue between artists of different nationalities, genders, and generations, highlighting new modes of art criticism. The exhibition Around the Day in Eighty Worlds springs from shows that originally examined this issue, including Modernités plurielles and Elles at the Centre Pompidou or Intense Proximité at the Palais de Tokyo. However, as its title suggests, the exhibition differentiates itself in that it takes on a poetic and fictional approach, emphasised through the cultural programme specially conceived by the museum.

 

To facilitate this renewed perspective, the CAPC has joined forces with CNAP, France’s National Centre for Visual Arts, and its impressive art collection. These works will communicate with pieces from the 1980s: a pivotal decade in the history of the CAPC’s acquisitions, during which the backbone of the museum’s collection was formed.

 

Curator: Sandra Patron,
assisted by Anne Cadenet and Milena Páez-Barbat

 

Sylvie Blocher Change the Scenario, 2013 Video installation in diptych, colour, sound Duration : 6’15’’ FNAC 2017-0399 Centre national des arts plastiques © Adagp, Paris, 2020 / Cnap Courtesy the artist
Haim Steinbach On vend du vent, 1988  Painted text Variable dimensions Capc Collection Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux Photo: Frédéric Delpech
Sylvie Blocher Change the Scenario, 2013 Video installation in diptych, colour, sound Duration : 6’15’’ FNAC 2017-0399 Centre national des arts plastiques © Adagp, Paris, 2020 / Cnap Courtesy the artist
Mario Merz Untitled, 1990 Iron, glass, branches and clay  210 x 190 x 190 cm  Repository of the artist at the Capc Musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux since 1990. © Adagp, Paris, 2020   Photo : Frédéric Desmesure
Yvonne Rainer Hand Movie, 1966  8mm black and white film transferred to video Duration : 5’ Capc Collection Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Shirin Neshat  All Demons Flee, 1995 Gelatin silver print on RC paper 35,5 x 27,88 cm  FNAC 980358 Centre national des arts plastiques © Shirin Neshat / Cnap  Photo : Yves Chenot
Yvonne Rainer Hand Movie, 1966  8mm black and white film transferred to video Duration : 5’ Capc Collection Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Mariana Castillo Deball Lizard Kiss, 2015  Produced in collaboration with Taller Coatlicue, Atzompa Terracotta and metal 330 x 34 cm  FNAC 2017-0027  Centre national des arts plastiques © Mariana Castillo Deball  Photo : Frédéric Deval, mairie de Bordeaux
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www.capc-bordeaux.fr

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Curator :
Sandra Patron,
assistée d'Anne Cadenet et Milena Páez-Barbat.


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