CAPC
musée d'art contemporain
de Bordeaux

Exhibition // COLLECTION //

29.09.2017 -> 27.10.2019

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works from the CAPC Collection

The CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux presents an important installment of its Collection throughout the second floor galleries. This show brings back to the patrimonial building of the museum many of the works that left a mark in its history. The visitors will discover a vast selection of works by more than 40 artists, ranging from the 1960s to nowadays.

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Second instalment with works by: Absalon, Leonor Antunes, Virginie Barré, Vincent Bioulès, capcMusée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux (Philippe Thomas), Mariana Castillo Debal, Daniel Dezeuze, thea Djordjaze, Chohreh Feyzdjou, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Toni Grand, Peter Halley, Simon Hantaï, Jenny Holzer, N.A., Jedermann (Philippe Thomas), Mike Kelley, Jannis Kounellis, Sherrie Levine, Liz Magor, Olivier Mosset, Mario Merz, Annette Messager, Dennis Oppenheim, Bernard Pagès, Présence Panchounette, Paola Pivi, Liliana Porter*, les ready-made appartiennent à tout le monde®, La Ribot, Claude Rutault, Richard Serra, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Jimmy Robert, Jessica Stockholder, Jean-Paul Thibeau, Heimo Zobernig.

 

[sic] works from the CAPC Collection

Sic erat scriptum literally means “thus it was written”. Its abbreviated form, [sic] warns us that a word is left exactly as it appears in the original, despite looking odd, incongruous or misspelled. Organized around a series of calculated encounters among works, the rhythms they impose and the plausible directions they suggest, [sic] works from the CAPC Collection considers the traces left on a work by the borrowing or the writing of a previous reference. [Sic] does not mark an error but a bridge between at least two texts, two artworks, and two contexts.

The ambition of simultaneously showing the forest — the collection — and the tree — a single work — presupposes that a collection is fixed, and unmovable instead of being an always shifting, protean archive. In keeping with the theme of re-writing and accumulation, the second installment of [sic] includes works of a younger generation of artists along with the seminal figures of the legendary CAPC Collection. This exhibition is also an invitation to search in these works for images and clues to ponder the relationship between a single work and a collection, between the part and the whole.

The current display of the collection keeps the clusters of works that focus on artists Chohreh Feyzdjou (1955–1996), Simon Häntai (1922–2008), Présence Panchounette (artist collective, active1969- 1990), and Phillip Thomas (1952–1995), which highlight symbolic and formal operations employed by these four artists, and the ways in which such approaches reflect and resonate with other artworks included in the exhibition. Feyzdjou’s accumulations and taxonomies point towards the archival impulse of the collection while its ever shifting, ever adjusting nature relates to Hantaï’s resized and reformatted paintings. The title of this exhibition references a print by Présence Panchounette, and the exhibition’s hint to theater — stages, curtains, décors — extend Thomas’s idea of the collection as fiction.

Guest curator: José Luis Blondet
Exhibition designer: Benedeta Monteverde

 

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-> Galleries Foy and Ferrère, 2nd floor
-> Disabled access
-> Price: Museum Entrance: 7 € (full rate) ; 4 € (reduced rate)
-> Jeune Public

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