February 6, 2016 - Le Grand Café – Contemporary Art Centre - The Asymmetry of Maps
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February 6, 2016

Le Grand Café – Contemporary Art Centre

Enrique Ramírez, Cruzar un muro, 2013. Video. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Michel Rein, Paris.

The Asymmetry of Maps
January 22–April 10, 2016

Le Grand Café, Contemporary Art Centre, Saint-Nazaire
Place des Quatre zhorloges
Saint-Nazaire , 44600
France

www.grandcafe-saintnazaire.fr
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Artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Alexander Apóstol, Marcos Avila Forero, Milena Bonilla, Mark Boulos, Bouchra Khalili, Enrique Ramírez, Till Roeskens

The border—geopolitical, economic or cultural—traverses and structures the space of contemporary society. For the artists in this exhibition, the border is an unresolved site whose materiality is ceaselessly displaced, a shifting, pliable site provoking investigations that aim to test the border in order to visualize it, situate it or transgress it. Going beyond cartographically represented space, and in opposition to the media presentation of borders, the artists mark out subjective, collective or individual territories. They reveal—by elaborating narrative fictions, through fieldwork or in site-specific actions—the asymmetrical power relations that structure the planet, and point to permanently recomposed borders as the paradox of our globalised world.

The exhibition The Asymmetry of Maps (L’Asymétrie des cartes) is taking place across two sites in Saint-Nazaire: at Le Grand Café, contemporary art centre and at LiFE.

 

Curator: Sophie Legrandjacques, director of Le Grand Café - Contemporary Art Centre, Saint-Nazaire

Press contact: Amelie Evrard, evrarda [​at​] mairie-saintnazaire.fr

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