Le Grand Café, Contemporary Art Centre, Saint-Nazaire

The exhibition brings together works evoking contemporary history in a subjective manner, whether filtering it through autobiography or drawing upon another’s story. It shows the way in which these artists, through the recollection of personal and individual facts, are led to question the writing of the collective historical moment. Turning away from the pure historical document in favour of an investigation into narrative structure, each of them plays on the representative codes of memory – through editing (Deimantas Narkevicius, Ivan Grubanov), the story-in-a-story (Peter Friedl) or the lack of catharsis or crescendo (Anri Sala) – bringing about an indefinite space-time. SELECTED BIOGRAPHY Peter FRIEDL (1960, Austria. Lives and works in Berlin) 2006 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Sevilla (Spain) * / Work 19642006, MACBA, Barcelona (Spain) 2005 Playgrounds, Drawings, Theory of Justice, Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussel (Belgium) 2004 Out of the Shadows, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (Netherlands) / Art Unlimited, Basel (Switzerland) * 2002 Peter Friedl : luttesdesclasses, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne (France) 2001 Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (Luxemburg). Courtesy : Galerie Erna Hecey, Bruxelles Ivan GRUBANOV (1976, Serbia. Lives and works in London) 2006 NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona (Spain) / Common Destinations, The Drawing Center, New York (United States)* / Around the World in Eighty Days, Institute of Contemporary Arts London (United Kingdom)* 2005 Ivan Grubanov, Stroom Den Haag (Netherlands) / Ivan Grubanov Visitor, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (Serbia) / Off Key, Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland)* 2004 The world is fine, We Ourselves Somewhat Less, De Appel, Amsterdam (Netherlands). Courtesy : Noguerasblanchard, Barcelone Deimantas NARKEVICIUS (1964, Lithuania, lives and works in Lithuania) 2006 Screening, Musée National dArt Moderne, Beaubourg, Paris (France) 2005 Once in the XX century, Accademie der Kunst, Berlin (Germany) / The IX Baltic Triennial of International Art, CAC, Vilnius (Lithuania)* 2004 Films screening, Tate Modern, London (United Kingdom) / Busan Biennale (Korea)* 2003 Déplacements, Musée dart Moderne de la Ville de Paris (France)* 2002 Deimantas Narkeviciuss Project, Kunstverein, Munich 2001 Pavillon lituanien, 49th Venice Biennale (Italy) Courtesy : gb agency, Paris Anri SALA (1974, Albania. Lives and works in Berlin) 2006 Biennale de Sydney (Australia)*, Anri Sala, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France 2005 Anri Sala, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas, Dammi I Colori, Daadgalerie, Berlin (Germany) 2004 Focus, Art Institute of Chicago, (United States), Entre chien et loup, Musée dArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris (France) 2003 Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 2002 Jean-Luc Moulène et Anri Sala, XXVe Biennale dart contemporain, Sao Paulo (Brésil) et Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (France) 2001 49th International Art Exhibition Venice, Venise (Italie)* Courtesy : Hauser & Wirth Zürich, London ; Galerie Chanta Crousel, Paris ; Johnen/Schötte, Berlin, Cologne, Münich. * group exhibitions

LE GRAND CAFÉ, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire (F)

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