Trilogie de cendres #1
Soufiane Ababri, Francis Alÿs, Leonor Antunes, Babi Badalov, Becky Beasley, Richard Billingham, Karla Black, Peter Briggs, Damien Cadio, Miriam Cahn, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Béatrice Dacher, Richard Deacon, Jeremy Deller, Rineke Dijkstra, Thea Djordjadze, Jason Dodge, Hubert Duprat, Léuli Eshrāghi, Patrick Faigenbaum, Herlyng Ferla, Bernard Frize, Leah Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Noritochi Hirakawa, Edi Hila, Rebecca Horn, Ann Veronica Janssens, Sarah Jones, Hiwa K, Johannes Kahrs, Melike Kara, Koo Jeong A, Jiri Kovanda, Maria Lassnig, Marie Lund & Nina Beier, Teresa Margolles, Carlos Martiel, Josephine Meckseper, Thao Nguyễn Phan, Damir Očko, Gabriel Orozco, Bill Owens, gina pane, Eric Poitevin, Richard Prince, Vandy Rattana, Jimmy Robert, Khvay Samnang, Chris Shaw, Lucy Skaer, Michael E. Smith, Georges Tony Stoll, Stéphane Tidet, Thu-Van Tran, Truong Cong Tung, Luc Tuymans, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, Boyd Webb
Trilogie de cendres (“Trilogy of ashes”) is an exhibition conceived in three stages based on the collection of the FRAC Pays de la Loire.
The exhibition brings together 63 artists, 89 works including 74 from the Frac collection and 10 guest artists. It offers a multi-entry reflection on what makes home through the notions of identity, language and memory relating to individuals as well as to collective dynamics. Conceived by Marion Duquerroy and Thomas Fort, and accompanied by students from the History of Art degree at the UCO of Angers, it is supplemented by a program of encounters and performances.
This first part discusses “what makes home” in the intimacy of walls (functional or dysfunctional family) and language (mother, translation). Bodies invite us to the confrontation between melancholy, feverishness and resistance (Richard Billingham, Rineke Dijkstra, Miriam Cahn, or Damir Ocko), while the family home lights up between shadow and light, faded or on the verge of being destroyed (Patrick Faigenbaum, Béatrice Dacher, Marc Camille Chaimowicz or Lara Almarcegui).