Collective exhibition
Collective exhibition

Exhibition view

Collective exhibition
Collective exhibition

Exhibition view

Collective exhibition
Collective exhibition

Exhibition view

Nicolas Momein
Nicolas Momein

Objet sec, 2014, wood, sponge cloth, 11,8 x 11,8 x 3,9 inches

Nicolas Momein
Nicolas Momein

Cold curtain, 2016, wood, resin, polyurethane, horse hair, 55,1 x 80,7 inches

Nicolas Momein
Nicolas Momein

Mobile et coulissant en janvier rose, 2016, plastic, steel, undercloth, marble, variable dimensions

Juliette Goiffon & Charles Beauté
Juliette Goiffon & Charles Beauté

Does anybody know?, 2017, HD video, loop, 18 minutes

Juliette Goiffon & Charles Beauté
Juliette Goiffon & Charles Beauté

Face mask #1, 2016, engraving on Plexiglas, 18,1 x 18,1 inches

Collective exhibition
Collective exhibition

Exhibition view

Jennifer M. Reiland
Jennifer M. Reiland

Bullfight TV #1, 2015, watercolor and ink on paper, 7 x 9,8 inches

Jennifer May Reiland
Jennifer May Reiland

Self-portrait Watching Bullfight Videos on Sunday Night, 2017, watercolor and ink on paper, 7 x 9,8 inches

Raphaël Moreira-Gonçalves
Raphaël Moreira-Gonçalves

Wave and shell, 2017, Plexiglas, string, paint, metal, screens, GIF, variable dimensions

Alain Garcia Vergara
Alain Garcia Vergara

Paradise Loop, 2017, HD video video colour, stereo, 9'26"

Pierre Guilhem
Pierre Guilhem

L’Élan n.4, 2017, watercolor on paper, 43,3 x 34,2 inches, made with Pierre Charrié

Rachel Maclean
Rachel Maclean

Feed Me, 2015, HD video, 60'

Nils Alix-Tabeling
Nils Alix-Tabeling

Sleeping doormans: petrified lovers, 2017, papier mâché, teeth moulded in plaster, chains, necklaces, keys, metallic hook, garlic clove, variable dimensions

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Nils Alix-Tabeling, Alain Garcia Vergara, 
Juliette Goiffon & Charles Beauté, 
Rachel Maclean, Nicolas Momein, 
Raphaël Moreira Gonçalves, 
Jennifer May Reiland, Pierre-Guilhem

SUNDAY SCARIES

Group show

Text by Syndicat Magnifique

09/11/2017 - 22/12/2017​

After a long week of work you let off steam on Saturday night. Sunday then becomes the time for a torpid questioning of one’s entire existence. Laying in bed all day, regretting past decisions and reflecting with dread on a seemingly unsure future from a precarious present. Sunday Scaries is commonly referred to as a temporary and unsettling feeling, which hits you after getting away, whether physically or mentally, from everyday life during the week-end. This anxiety and fear caused by the re-introduction to the world and its requirements - productivity, political, social and affective responsibilities - inform the artworks gathered in the exhibition.
Staying at home and idly dedicating oneself to solitary activities leads to a peculiar contentment of self-absorbed pity. This paradoxical comfort is nevertheless compromised by the awareness of the imminent end of the voluntary exile. The sense of culpability felt when escaping from the injunction of wellness and self-fulfillment sneaks into the domestic cocoon. In a society which praises action and sociability, the passive withdrawal into one’s self fluctuates between discomfort and enjoyment.
The urge to disconnect from the world for a few more hours is undermined by the compulsive temptation to turn to one’s phone or computer, devices through which external realities besiege the private sphere. When faced with recent political developments linked to the already ancient rise of conservative and isolationist movements, the risk (temptation?) to remain in a daze is great.
It is this paralyzing feeling of uncertainty and illegitimacy, this fearful melancholy that Sunday Scaries wishes to evoke. 

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