Group exhibition
Group exhibition

Exhibition view

Group exhibition
Group exhibition

Exhibition view

Group exhibition
Group exhibition

Exhibition view

Arnika Mull
Arnika Mull

The Ring, 2009, video, DV, 2''03'

Group exhibition
Group exhibition

Exhibition view

Group exhibition
Group exhibition

Exhibition view

Group exhibition
Group exhibition

Exhibition view On the left : Dominique Forest, Colonne de peinture 2006-2011, variable dimensions On the right: Pierre Limpens, Luxe 2 2012, glass and leefilter primary red, 11,8 x 11,8 x 47,2 inches

Hugues Allamargot
Hugues Allamargot

Boîte noire, 2009, aluminium box, black Ferrari car body paint, Candy red and bright varnish, 35,4 x 19,7 x 7,9 inches

Stephanie Lefebvre
Stephanie Lefebvre

Série de post-it® pre-print, 2011, 3 post-it® pre-print, 30 x 30 inches

Pierfrancesco Lerose
Pierfrancesco Lerose

Sans titre, Sans titre, 2012, oil on canvas 63 x 79 inches

Pierfrancesco Lerose
Pierfrancesco Lerose

Sans titre, 2011, oil on canvas, 13 x 41 cm.16,1 inches

Pierfrancesco Lerose
Pierfrancesco Lerose

Sans titre, 2011, oil on canvas, 13 x 16,2 inches

François Fleury
François Fleury

Sans titre, 2011, lightbox and diachrome print, 24 x 32 x 6 inches

Marc Moret
Marc Moret

Get her get him, 2011, mixed media, 4 frames 21x30cm, 8,3 x 12 inches

Marc Moret
Marc Moret

Duo, 2006-2011, cardboard, plastic, foam and electric wire, 64,2 x 10 x 12 inches

Nathalie Bless and Florence Giroud
Nathalie Bless and Florence Giroud

XXS ( an Opera), 2012, mixed media, variable dimensions

Otto Muehlethaler
Otto Muehlethaler

Garage, 2009, film photography, 482,3 x 63 inches

Otto Muehlethaler
Otto Muehlethaler

Hutte, 2006, film photography, 37,4 x 49 inches

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Hugues Allamargot, Nathalie Bles, Rada Boukova

Benjamin Bruneau, Fashion Garage

François Fleury, Dominique Forest

Sylvain Gelinotte, Élodie Huet

Stéphanie Lefebvre, PierFrancesco Lerose

Pierre Limpens, Marc Moret

Otto Muehlethaler, Arnika Müll

Vladimir Najman, Caroline Pradal

STOCK OPTION

Group show

Curated by Caroline Pradal

14/01/2012 -18/02/2012

Following the proposal of Caroline Pradal, 22,48 m² brings together a group of artists closely related to “La Générale” and invites them to take over all available square meters.
Since 2005 the artist collective “La Générale” acts as a working platform dedicated to the production of artworks and the organisation of exhibitions, concerts or performances, and as a regular host of artists and curators of different origins. “La Générale” became rapidly known as a significant member within the networks of a young and international scene of emerging artists.
This artist collective is continually changing, adapting and developing, all the time responding to a real need to get together. The temporary take over of spaces, like for instance the porcelain factory in Sèvres where they work at the moment, is an integral part of their work. Momentary and transient, these spaces shrink with the time as the owners attempt to re-appropriate them. Constantly trying to innovate, to experiment and to expand, “La Générale” is currently looking for a new working space to allow the group to pursue its cultural engagement.
Such critical situations see the artists confronted to problems linked to a confined and forced form of cohabitation. The diversity of their works and their storage in a space that's equally used as a working studio affects their mental and physical space of production.
The exhibition at 22,48 m² seeks to comment on the conditioning inherent to cohabitation and the reduction of space. It tries to see it as a constraint that's equally infringing and nourishing and thus stimulating work and critical thought. It provides an occasion for these artists to share their creative work and to confront it to the works of others.
Thus the surface area of 22,48m2 imposes solutions for the organisation and cohabitation of a diverse range of artworks. The artists search for a possibility to exhibit their works by taking into consideration the diversity of the pieces and the way they might be stocked in one and the same space. STOCK OPTION, a term borrowed from the lexical field of finance as a reminder to current affairs, finds a new resonance here.
Between organisation and chaos the lines are blurred and the solutions vary. Stock Option is an installation in constant movement that continues throughout the exhibition pursuing its quest for alternative solutions with the possible risk of never find an equilibrium and to remain an eternal work in progress.
The exhibition will be launched by a performance of Fashion Garage at the opening on January 13.

translated by FRANK'S

Caroline Pradal

 

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