November 9, 2015 - CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux - Leonor Antunes: the pliable plane / Nguyen Trinh Thi: Letters from Panduranga / Derek Boshier: Did You See... That?
November 9, 2015

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux

Leonor Antunes, intersections #16 (Detail), 2015. Braided leather. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Nick Ash.
Leonor Antunes
the pliable plane
November 27, 2015–April 17, 2016

Nguyen Trinh Thi
Letters from Panduranga
November 27, 2015–February 14, 2016

Derek Boshier
Did You See... That?
November 19, 2015–January 10, 2016

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux
7, rue Ferrère
33000 Bordeaux
France

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Leonor Antunes
the pliable plane
November 27, 2015–April 17, 2016

Nguyen Trinh Thi
Letters from Panduranga
November 27, 2015–February 14, 2016

Derek Boshier
Did You See... That?
November 19, 2015–January 10, 2016

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux
7, rue Ferrère
33000 Bordeaux
France

www.capc-bordeaux.fr
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The 2016 programme of the CAPC musée starts this November with the first major solo exhibition of Leonor Antunes in France, presenting a new series of sculptural installations commissioned for the central Nave of the museum.

We also open two other exhibitions completing the first edition our new annual programmes. The last chapter of Erin Gleeson's curatorial project, Enter The Steam at The Turn, part of this year's Satellite programme we now co-produce with Jeu de Paume, and the final presentation of the first cycle of The Screen: Between Here and Elsewhere, a programme dedicated to the moving image and curated by Anne-Sophie Dinant.

Leonor Antunes: the pliable plane
The central Nave of the CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux is the emblematic space of its patrimonial building and has been the hosting place of memorable exhibitions which have accompanied the history of contemporary art.

The CAPC musée has commissioned Leonor Antunes a series of sculptural installations to be displayed in the Nave of the museum, with the aim of shedding a new light on this magnificent space. As Antunes says, she wishes to “shift the space of the museum, from one impressive dimension to a more human scale, allowing the visitors to embody themselves in her installation thanks to a closer relation with the works.”

For this exhibition, borrowing its title from Anni Albers's 1957 essay "The Pliable Plane," the artist will occupy the 1,500 square meters of the floor of the Nave and display around, and above, this monumental space a series of large scale works, some of them inspired by Anni Albers's fabric designs, others informed with Lina Bo Bardi's architectural work. Leonor Antunes's works will enter a dialogue with the building, echoing both the commercial history of this 19th century construction and the cultural legacy of modernism.

Curator: María Inés Rodríguez

This exhibition is made possible thanks to the support of our honorary patron, Château Haut-Bailly.
It is also supported by galleries Air de Paris and Luisa Strina, Wicanders, The Friends of the CAPC and the Embassy of Portugal in France - Centro cultural Camões I.P.

Nguyen Trinh Thi: Letters from Panduranga
Nguyen Trinh Thi (Hanoi, 1973) is an artist and filmmaker. She studied journalism and photography at the University of Iowa; and International Relations and Ethnographic Film at University of California, San Diego. Nguyen is the founding Director of Hanoi Doclab (2009), a center for documentary filmmaking and video art in Hanoi, where she continues to teach today.

Nguyen’s Letters from Panduranga (2015), extends her experimentation between documentary and fiction in an essay film portraying a Cham community living on the most southern and last surviving territory of Champa, an ancient kingdom dating back nearly two thousand years and conquered by Dai Viet (current day Vietnam) in 1832. The area of Ninh Thuan, once known as Panduranga, is the spiritual center of the Cham’s ancient matriarchal culture.

Curator: Erin Gleeson

This exhibition is co-produced by Jeu de Paume, Paris, F.N.A.G.P. and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. The Friends of the CAPC contribute to the production of the artworks in this programme.

Derek Boshier: Did You See... That?
Derek Boshier (Portsmouth, 1937) lives and works in Los Angeles. He uses drawing, collage, film and video to develop, since the late 1950s, a committed work involving the techniques and imagery of pop art to articulate a critique of today's society. With this video, Boshier immerses the spectator in his cinematic work which reveals, through its complexity, the flawed aspects of the visual messages we are constantly exposed to. The elaborate editing relates to the tradition of experimental cinema and reveals a subversion of iconographic codes, triggering a message opposed to the representation stereotypes of the mass media.

Curator: Anne-Sophie Dinant

 

Also on view
The Eternal in the Moment, Andrée Putman at the CAPC
May 16, 2015–January 10, 2016

ALBUM, a project by Gintaras Didžiapetris
with Elena Narbutaité and Rosalind Nashashibi
September 17, 2015–January 24, 2016

HORS TEXTE
A selection of artists' books from the collection of the CAPC musée
September 17, 2015–January 24, 2016

 

Museum patrons
Honorary patron
Château Haut-Bailly

Founding patron
Les Amis du CAPC

Leading patrons
Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso, Air France

Patrons
SUEZ environnement, Château Chasse-Spleen, SLTE, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès,
Lacoste Traiteur, Château Haut Selve, Lafarge Granulats, Le Petit Commerce,
Hôtel La Cour Carrée

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

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