June 2, 2017 - CRAC Alsace - Jarbas Lopes: e' a' u'
June 2, 2017

CRAC Alsace

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Jarbas Lopes
e' a' u'
June 15–September 17, 2017

Opening: June 15, 7:30pm

CRAC Alsace
18 rue du Château
68130 Altkirch
France
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 2–6pm

T +33 3 89 08 82 59
info@cracalsace.com

www.cracalsace.com
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Jarbas Lopes
e' a' u'
June 15–September 17, 2017

Opening: June 15, 7:30pm

CRAC Alsace
18 rue du Château
68130 Altkirch
France
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 2–6pm

T +33 3 89 08 82 59
info@cracalsace.com

www.cracalsace.com
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Curated by Elfi Turpin.

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Three letters making up the title of an exhibition. Three interchangeable letters in action, that also make up a word. e-a-u, eau. French for water. And it's very much a question of water in this exhibition by Jarbas Lopes. Water is even there in person, sometimes descending the staircase. Sweeping away particles of exhibitions, humans, organisms, stories. Cleaning out the space and setting the art centre in movement, leaving it open to thinking as a group activity. Here Jarbas Lopes is a liana. He works together with the building. He is one with its thick walls, long corridors and high windows, with its inhabitants and its environment—with us. And we are many and varied. He thinks "with," loosens us up, tests our conductivity, elasticity and resistance. With a hand in every pie he weaves the craziest interrelationships. And if this weaving draws on one of his favourite technologies—one that has allowed humans to make nets and bags and other containers, and people to relocate and live on the move—it also looks like a metaphor for intertwined thinking, for muddle almost. Lopes thinks with his hands. He fabricates objects—elastic paintings, shock paintings, circular paintings, oracular paintings, experimental drawings, unstable "practicable" sculptures, books—which involve acts of speculation, gestures that set up an imaginario capable of welcoming utopia in any and every form.
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centre rhénan d’art contemporain, an acronym with the river Rhine running through it.

Opening garden party—June 15, 7:30pm
Free shuttle from Art Basel; departure at the corner of Bleichestrasse & Isteinerstrasse at 7pm; return to Basel (via Mulhouse) at 10:30pm.

RSVP and press contact:
Richard Neyroud, r.neyroud [​at​] cracalsace.com
 

CRAC Alsace is a member of d.c.a and Versant Est.

CRAC Alsace is supported by: Ville d’Altkirch, Conseil Départemental du Haut-Rhin, Région Grand Est and DRAC Grand Est – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.

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e' a' u'
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