[A HOUSE OF STONE
IN A METROPOLIS
USING ALL AVAILABLE LIGHTING
INHABITED BY THOSE WHO INVITE OTHERS]
Opening: Friday 22 September, 6–9pm
Curated by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot, the first exhibition will begin with an interpretation of the poem A House of Dust, by Alison Knowles, one of the founders of the Fluxus movement in the early 1960s. Comprising over 80,000 quatrains randomly generated by a computer programme in 1967, the poem was translated by the artist into an organic architectural structure within which she set up a platform open to workshops, performances, concerts, poetry sessions and film screenings which drew reactions from many other artists.
At La Galerie Knowles’s poem is the starting point for the invitation to artists Félicia Atkinson, Jagna Ciuchta, Ben Kinmont, Myriam Lefkowitz, Sébastien Rémy and Joshua Schwebel to explore the concept of hospitality – already a core part of their practices – in response to the architectural and institutional context of an art centre that will thus become “A house of stone, in a metropolis, using all available lighting, inhabited by those who invite others.”
Another Alison Knowles “House of Dust” exhibition is being jointly presented at Cneai=, which has just moved into the Magasins Généraux in Pantin.
This is part of the Art by Translation international programme of research and exhibitions.
Art by Translation is a research and exhibition programme backed by the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts TALM-Angers, the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts, Paris-Cergy and CNEAI=, Paris.
Since March 2017 the artists Tyler Coburn, Lou-Maria Le Brusq and Joshua Schwebel, and exhibition curator Daniela Silvestrin, have been contributing to theoretical and historical research seminars and to the different stages of project preparation.