June 11, 2017 - MRAC, Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée - Summer exhibitions
June 11, 2017

MRAC, Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée

(1) Neil Beloufa, Développement durable, photography by Mehdi Moujane. Courtesy of the artist. (2) Exhibition Honey, I rearranged the collection... by artist, Culturgest, Lisbon, 2015. Photo credit: © Mário Valente/Courtesy Culturgest, Lisbon. (3) Pauline Zenk, Eating Black Energy, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Summer exhibitions
July 1–October 22, 2017

Preview: June 30, 6:30–9pm

MRAC, Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée
146 Avenue de la Plage
34 410 Sérignan
France

T +33 4 67 32 33 05
museedartcontemporain@laregion.fr

mrac.languedocroussillon.fr
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Summer exhibitions
July 1–October 22, 2017

Preview: June 30, 6:30–9pm

MRAC, Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée
146 Avenue de la Plage
34 410 Sérignan
France

T +33 4 67 32 33 05
museedartcontemporain@laregion.fr

mrac.languedocroussillon.fr
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Opening hours:
July and August

Tuesday–Friday 11am–7pm
Weekends 1–7pm
From September to June
Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm
Weekends 1–6pm
Closed on public holidays

 

Neil Beloufa: Sustainable Development
July 1 to October 22, 2017
Curator: Sandra Patron

Through complex installations in which films, sculptures and scattered paintings engage in a dialogue and clash in space with no obvious hierarchy, Franco-Algerian artist Neil Beloufa (born in 1985) has for the past few years been developing work that examines and questions our contemporary systems of representation. His work brings a vision both scathing and committed to the design future of our societies, where aesthetics and language are at the service of a reality that is shaped and exploited by an all-powerful, or at least that sees itself as such, entertainment industry.

His solo exhibition at the Mrac bears witness to these multiple challenges and unsettles its audience with its somewhat ambiguous title, Sustainable Development. This term is used in particular by multinational firms that claim their ecological commitment through adverts, even when their responsibility for an over-polluted world is considerable. This double discourse—between harsh reality on one hand and the creation of a soft and consensual discourse aiming to reduce violence on the other—is at the heart of the artist’s proposal, who organises for this exhibition a game around the multiple paradoxes that inhabit our reality.

With Sustainable Development, Neil Beloufa puts together a dark exhibition in a dark world. His exhibition plays with antagonisms between originality and standardisation, between the body and its virtual avatars, between violence and marketing, between domination and emancipation.

 

Honey, I rearranged the collection
Posters from the Lempert collection
July 1 to October 8, 2017
Guest curator: Miguel Wandschneider, in collaboration with Culturgest, Lisbon

Including: Ben, Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, Hanne Darboven, Gino De Dominicis, Jean Dubuffet, Richard Hamilton, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Dieter Roth, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner

The exhibition Honey, I rearranged the collection, the title of which refers to a series of works by Allen Ruppersberg, presents part of the extraordinary Lempert collection that has been carefully put together over more than fifty years, an atypical and unique collection approaching artistic creation through an alternative medium: posters.

In their posters, these artists bring to the fore the concerns, ideas, languages and attitudes that characterise their work at a given moment. When seen as a whole, the posters offer us a surprising and fascinating voyage through the work (and career) of the artists. As we make our way through the exhibition, we embark on an equally adventurous journey through the history of art in the last 50 years.

 

Pauline Zenk: Gravitation
July 1 to October 8, 2017
Curator: Sandra Patron

In a space devoted exclusively to emerging artists, the Mrac presents the series Gravitation by Pauline Zenk (born in 1984, lives and works in Toulouse). Using the traditional mediums of painting and drawing, Pauline Zenk examines our individual and collective memory and our way of constructing our relationship with the world. Gravitation is inspired by archives from the Spanish migration to southwestern France during the first half of the 20th century. The double meaning of the term "gravitation" should be understood here as both the gravity of a complex human situation that drives populations to flee their country of origin, and as the earth’s gravity, that simultaneously keeps us on the ground, on earth, and at the same time produces movement, the ebb and flow, of both men and tides.

 

Contact:
T +33 4 67 32 33 05
museedartcontemporain [​at​] laregion.fr

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