February 12, 2016 - Villa Vassilieff - Groupe Mobile
February 12, 2016

Villa Vassilieff

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Groupe Mobile
February 13–July 2, 2016

Opening weekend: February 13–14, 2–8pm

Villa Vassilieff
Villa Marie Vassilieff, Chemin du Montparnasse
21 Avenue du Maine
75015 Paris
France
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11am–7pm

T +33 1 43 25 88 32
info@villavassilieff.net

www.villavassilieff.net
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Groupe Mobile
February 13–July 2, 2016

Opening weekend: February 13–14, 2–8pm

Villa Vassilieff
Villa Marie Vassilieff, Chemin du Montparnasse
21 Avenue du Maine
75015 Paris
France
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11am–7pm

T +33 1 43 25 88 32
info@villavassilieff.net

www.villavassilieff.net
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Newsletter

The weekend of Saturday, February 13, 2016, Villa Vassilieff will open its doors with the exhibition Groupe Mobile, bringing together more than sixty international artists and researchers.

With Yaacov Agam, Andrea Ancira (Pernod Ricard Fellow), Ellie Armon Azoulay, Kemi Bassene, Yogesh Barve, Kim Beom, Jean Bhownagary, Judy Blum Reddy, Constantin Brancusi, Laurent Brégeat, Alexander Calder, Luis Camnitzer, CAMP, Esther Carp, Clark House Initiative, Camille Chenais, Justin Daraniyagala, Jochen Dehn, Cristiana de Marchi, Max Ernst, Mitra Farahani, Joanna Fiduccia, Alberto Giacometti, Alberto Greco, Zarina Hashmi, Iris Haüssler, MF Hussain, Sonia Khurana, J.D. Kirszenbaum, Naresh Kumar, Emmanuelle Lainé, Laura Lamiel, Life After Life, Nalini Malani, V.V. Malvankar, Ernest Mancoba, Julie Martin & Billy Klüver, Tyeb Mehta, Adrián Melis, Marta Minujín,  Bahman Mohassess, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Prabhakar Pachpute, Akbar Padamsee, Amol K Patil, Rupali Patil, Pablo Picasso, Edward Quinn, Nikhil Raunak, Man Ray, Krishna Reddy, Edward Ruscha, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Sumesh Sharma, Amrita Sher-Gil, Shunya, Francis Newton Souza, Pisurwo Jitendra Suralkar, Sharmeen Syed, Jiří Trnka, Marc Vaux, Marie Vassilieff, Susan Vogel, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa and many others

Curators: Mélanie Bouteloup & Virginie Bobin
With thanks to MNAM CCI – Centre Pompidou

A former carpenter who turned to photography after the First World War, Marc Vaux would wander around artists’ studios of Montparnasse with his camera, eventually producing more than 250,000 glass plates between 1930 and 1970. Groupe Mobile, Villa Vassilieff’s first project, explores Marc Vaux’s collection, kept at the Centre Pompidou, and aims, in conjunction with contemporary artists and scholars, to re-examine these photographs, the context of their production and their related historical narratives.

Rather than seek to outline an objective and definitive history, the exhibition focuses on the investigative processes used to create these narratives, and illustrates the mission of an institution dedicated to set art history into motion. Villa Vassilieff hopes to both recount and encourage relations between artists and the development of ideas fundamentally at odds with a Eurocentric and homogenous approach to modernity.

About Villa Vassilieff
Villa Vassilieff, a new cultural institution owned by the City of Paris, is located in the heart of Montparnasse, on the site of Marie Vassilieff's former studio, which until 2013 housed the Musée du Montparnasse. It is managed by Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research, which is opening its second site in Paris. Designed as both a place to work and to live, its aim is to simultaneously stimulate the development of ideas and the sharing of knowledge.

Villa Vassilieff possesses outstanding cultural and social heritage that spans over a century. Today, it intends to revive the spirit of this place by inviting artists and researchers to develop contemporary works, inspired by the unique past and present resources of the Montparnasse neighbourhood. With a varied programme of exhibitions, seminars, workshops, screenings and encounters of all kinds, Villa Vassilieff strives to shake up art’s position in society by questioning the role and use of heritage.

In partnership with Pernod Ricard, the leading sponsor and creator of the Pernod Ricard Fellowship, Villa Vassilieff will welcome and support four international artists, curators and researchers in residence every year. Andrea Ancira, a Mexican independent researcher and curator, will be the first Pernod Ricard Fellow to work at Villa Vassilieff from February to May 2016.

The project of Villa Vassilieff was made possible thanks to the support of both public and private partners, notably Ville de Paris, région Ile-de-France and Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques. Pernod Ricard is Villa Vassilieff’s leading sponsor.

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