February 25, 2014 - 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine - A machine desires instruction as a garden desires discipline
February 25, 2014

   

Candice Lin, Birth of a Nation (detail), 2008. Ink and watercolor, 107.3 x 140 cm. Courtesy of the artist and François Ghebaly Gallery.

Une machine désire de l’instruction comme un jardin désire de la discipline (A machine desires instruction as a garden desires discipline)
7 March–4 May 2014

Opening: Thursday 6 March, 7pm

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
1bis rue des Trinitaires, F-57000 Metz
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–7pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–7pm
Free admission

www.fraclorraine.org

Curator: Catalina Lozano 
(Prix MARCO/Frac Lorraine 2012)

Artists: Maria Thereza Alves, Jimmie Durham, Harun Farocki, Patrick Keiller, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Candice Lin, Olivia Plender, Xabier Salaberría, Jorge Satorre, Klaus Weber

Une machine désire de l’instruction comme un jardin désire de la discipline* (A machine desires instruction as a garden desires discipline) examines the mechanisms underlying modern capitalist Europe; more specifically, the origins of colonialism and its connections to modernity. Catalina Lozano invites us to reexamine and reevaluate historical facts and their present consequences (Keiller, Kirschner & Panos, Plender). Documentary narratives (Farocki), anthropological discourse (Alves & Durham, Satorre), and metaphorical propositions (Lin, Weber) are combined in order to deconstruct Eurocentric certitudes.

How does self-submission to fundamental dualism continue to persist? How do conventions and commands become interiorized? This is a true call to dismantle and perhaps do away with the binary vision of the world…

*The title of this work is borrowed from a 1996 work by Jimmie Durham.

Lending institutions: Botín Collection, Santander (ES); François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; and the artists

Coproduction: Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR) and MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo (ES)

Catalina Lozano (b. 1979; Bogota, Colombia) is a curator and researcher. She is particularly interested in minor narratives and the revision of dominant historical discourses. In 2011, she co-founded de_sitio, a platform for contemporary art in Mexico City. Since 2014, she  has been a member of the team of the 8th Berlin Biennale.

Group visits in English upon request: mediation [​at​] fraclorraine.org
Complete schedule of events is available on our website: www.fraclorraine.org

The Frac Lorraine enjoys financial backing from the Lorraine Regional Council and the DRAC Lorraine at the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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