November 3, 2016 - CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux - Rosa Barba: From Source to Poem / Jef Geys: Le Tour de France 1969 d'Eddy Merckx / Basim Magdy: No Shooting Stars / Jessica Warboys: Hinge Bow
November 3, 2016

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux

Rosa Barba, From Source to Poem (still), 2016. 35mm film, color, optical sound, 12 minutes. © Rosa Barba.
Co-production: CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, with the participation of Tabakalera, Donostia.

Rosa Barba
From Source to Poem
November 17, 2016–March 26, 2017

Jef Geys
Le Tour de France 1969 d'Eddy Merckx
November 17, 2016–January 15, 2017

Basim Magdy
No Shooting Stars
November 17, 2016–January 15, 2017

Jessica Warboys
Hinge Bow
November 2, 2016–January 15, 2017

"Hear, There, Where the Echoes Are": November 17, 8pm, sound performance with Chad Taylor
"La règle du jeu": November 17, 9pm, DJ set with Laetitia Sadier

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We are very proud to finish this year presenting the world premiere of Rosa Barba's new film, which will be a key element of the site specific installation the artist has imagined for the Nave of the CAPC.

Rosa Barba: From Source to Poem
Rosa Barba’s exhibition at the CAPC is an entrancing account of the main motives that gear her practice. The presented works, which include two new productions, establish a tight dialogue with the context in which they are displayed at both an architectural level (the monumental Nave of the building) and at a conceptual one (the museum as depositary and caretaker of memory).

From Source to Poem (2016) is a 35mm film extending the artist’s recent filmic explorations of cultural storage spaces. Filmed in the United States, in various historical archives, the film is shaped by the artist's predilection for uprooting the places from their pragmatic circumstance in order to suspend them in a space-time limbo and deploy their poetic density. Next to the film, Hear, There, Where the Echoes Are (2016) is a sculpture-concert that attests to the more sculptural and performative dimension of Barba’s practice. Several synchronized projectors will be orchestrated in a sonic and luminous choreography that will be activated by the live musical performance of drummer Chad Taylor on opening day.

The exhibition confronts us with expanded and embodied cinema as a means to think of the museum not so much as an accumulator of still traces but as an agitator of their possible stories.


Curator: María Inés Rodríguez
This exhibition receives the exceptional support of our honorary patron, Château Haut-Bailly.
Rosa Barba, From Source to Poem is a co-production of CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, with the participation of Tabakalera, Donostia.
 

Jef Geys: Le Tour de France 1969 d'Eddy Merckx
In the summer of 1969 Jef Geys decided to follow the Tour de France. A cycling enthusiast like so many of his countrymen, the Belgian artist photographed the stages of what was to be Eddy Merckx’s first victory of the Tour. On this occasion he produced a series of photographs that juxtapose multiple—i.e. sociological, geographical and artistic—realities. The photographs put the riders on an equal footing with fans and onlookers. The logos and advertisements in the cities hosting a stage of the race constitute the symbolic literature of the event. The points of view are those of the amateur—the true amateur who, through repetitive and rarely contented gestures, lacking the slightest aesthetic project and embodying the purest possible critical position, is a voyeur.

The exhibition will be hosted by several art centres and museums in France throughout 2016 and 2017.

Curators: Sylvie Boulanger and Francis Mary
Co-production: cneai, Chatou; CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux; Les Bains-Douches, Alençon; Centre d'art contemporain / Passages, Troyes; IAC, Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne; Vog, centre d'art contemporain de la ville de Fontaine.


Basim Magdy: No Shooting Stars
This new video, produced for the 2016 Satellite programme Our Ocean Your Horizon, is built around the personal narrative of an unidentified inhabitant of the ocean space, a territory that lays dormant on the margins of our awareness and does not enter history books. Dream-like scenes drift in dissonance with a narration that has no beginning or end. It unfolds like a poem that is affected by the ocean’s secrets but offers no explanation about who is living under the water’s surface, instead meandering through loops of imagination. The image of who exactly the narrator is slips away as soon as it takes shape, reflecting the logic of the unstable grounds of water space.


Curator: Heidi Ballet
The Satellite programme is co-produced by Jeu de Paume, FNAGP and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. The Friends of the CAPC contribute to the production of the artworks in this programme.
 

Jessica Warboys: Hinge Bow (2013)
Shot in 16mm, Warboys’ film explores the relationships between bodily movement and materials from the natural environment. Hinge Bow, which was filmed in Sao Paulo, is also a search for the few "Pau-Brasil" trees found in parks. Considered both noble and mythical, this timber tree was exported from Brazil by the Portuguese during the 16th century. The sound track is written by Warboys' long-term collaborator, Norwegian artist and composer Morten Norbye Halvorsen.

Curator: Anne-Sophie Dinant
 

Also on view
[sic] works from the CAPC Collection
Curator: José Luis Blondet
Exhibition Designer: Benedeta Monteverde
Permanent exhibition

Upcoming
Beau Geste Press
Curator: Alice Motard
February 2–May 28, 2017

Ali Cherri
Curator: Osei Bonsu
As part of the 2017 Satellite programme: The Economy of Living Things
February 2–April 30, 2017

 

Museum patrons
Honorary patron
Château Haut-Bailly

Founding patron: Les Amis du CAPC
Leading patrons: Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso, Lacoste Traiteur
Patrons: SUEZ, Mercure Bordeaux Cité Mondiale, Château Chasse-Spleen, SLTE, Château Haut Selve, Lafarge Granulats, Le Petit Commerce


Press
Pedro Jiménez Morrás
T +33 (0)5 56 00 81 70 / p.jimenezmorras [​at​] mairie-bordeaux.fr

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