May 5, 2016 - CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux - LaToya Ruby Frazier: Performing Social Landscapes / Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin: I Belong to The Ship / James Richards: Radio at Night / Why Not Judy Chicago?
May 5, 2016

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux

LaToya Ruby Frazier, The Bunn Family Home between Talbot Avenue and Washington Avenue, 2013. From the series "A Despoliation of Water: From the Housatonic to Monongahela River (1930–2013)." Inkjet on Hahnemühle paper. Courtesy the artist and Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels.

LaToya Ruby Frazier
Performing Social Landscapes
May 21–November 13, 2016

Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin
I Belong to The Ship
May 21–September 4, 2016

James Richards
Radio at Night
April 12–June 5, 2016

Why Not Judy Chicago?
March 10–September 4, 2016

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux
7, rue Ferrère
33000 Bordeaux
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Our summer season continues with the fantastic Judy Chicago exhibition and three new shows opening in May. This programme introduces a series of proposals addressing crucial social, aesthetic and cultural issues

LaToya Ruby Frazier: Performing Social Landscapes
LaToya Ruby Frazier's photographs take as subject her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, or rather the denizens of this working-class suburb of Pittsburgh, once the location of a large steelworks now closed.

For several years the artist has been documenting the lives of her relatives as witnesses of the economic crisis. Frazier is particularly interested in three generations of women, and her grandmother, her mother as well as self-portraits are the regular subjects of her photographs.

Going beyond documentary photography, LaToya Ruby Frazier executes complex compositions using a variety of framings and mises en abyme and including sometimes performative gestures.

Recipient in 2015 of the prestigious MacArthur fellowship, Frazier has exhibited mostly in the United States (MoMA, New York; New Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum, New York; or the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art). This exhibition in Bordeaux is the second step of her first presence in a French art institution.

Curator: Jean-Marc Prévost
A collaboration of Carré d'Art Musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes and CAPC musée, in partnership with Ateliers de Nîmes

Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin: I Belong to the Ship
In this new video installation, the artists correlate the bodily attitudes of the visitors at the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes with those of the passengers on a Mediterranean cruise ship.

While historical memory at the monument is made lighter by the visitors' attitude, the haunting music score accompanying the cruise ship images demands instead a more contemplative reading. This creates an atmosphere that recalls scenes of historical sea trade, refugee traffic or class hierarchy, echoing long-term economical imbalance.

Curator: Heidi Ballet
The Satellite programme is co-produced by Jeu de Paume, FNAGP and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux.

James Richards: Radio at Night (2015)
Our annual programme, devoted to the moving image, "The Screen: Sounds of Light"—focusing this year on the relationship between sound and image—continues with a video work by James Richards.

Richards's work encompasses video, sculpture, sound work and installation. In his videos, he juxtaposes his own footage with existing images taken from different film archives or from the internet to create personal narratives. In Radio at Night, images are associated to form an ensemble of representations that reveal a poetical sensibility echoing the films of Derek Jarman, of whom this work explores the legacy. The soundtrack composed by the artist includes electronic musical arrangements coupled to the voices of the trio Juice, making an allusion to the experimental music of Coil, Jarman’s long-term collaborators.

Curator: Anne-Sophie Dinant


Special event
On Friday, May 20, a study day with Xabier Arakistain, Géraldine Gourbe, Lourdes Méndez, and William James Simmons will enrich the experience of our ongoing exhibition on Judy Chicago's work.

Museum patrons

Honorary patron
Château Haut-Bailly

Founding patron
Les Amis du CAPC

Leading patrons
Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso, Lacoste Traiteur

SUEZ, Mercure Bordeaux Cité Mondiale, Château Chasse-Spleen, SLTE, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Château Haut Selve, Lafarge Granulats, Le Petit Commerce

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

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Performing Social Landscapes
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I Belong to The Ship
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Why Not Judy Chicago?
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