Spring 2015 exhibitions

Spring 2015 exhibitions

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux

Vandy Rattana, Monologue, 2014. HD video, sound, 18 minutes. Co-production: Jeu de Paume, Paris & CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. Courtesy of the artist. © Vandy Rattana

January 15, 2015

What cannot be used is Forgotten
January 22–May 3, 2015

Vandy Rattana: Monologue
As part of the Satellite Programme 8, Enter the Stream at the Turn, coproduced with the Jeu de Paume, Paris
January 22–May 3, 2015

Harun Farocki: Comparison via a Third
As part of the programme The Screen: Between Here and Elsewhere
January 22–March 15, 2015

Franz Erhard Walther: The Body Decides
Until March 8, 2015

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux
Entrepôt. 7, rue Ferrère
F-33000 Bordeaux


The first season of 2015 presents three exhibitions that mark a new step for the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. The programme answers a series of fundamental questions addressing what is the mission of the museum in the contemporary world. Exhibitions which reflect a desire for the museum to be a place of production, experimentation and exchange of ideas. The CAPC aims also at being a platform for creation and knowledge, enabling new forms of thought, life and action.

What cannot be used is forgotten
The exhibition explores how objects, along the circulation that constitutes their life, accumulate information thus becoming part of a historical process marked by the effects of colonialism. Even though objects do not strictly carry meaning, it cannot be said they are not significant. It is through language however that we as humans try to integrate them in the constant creation of meaning we embark ourselves on. This exhibition tries to celebrate their agency and capacity to affect others, both human and non-human. What cannot be used is forgotten seeks to understand how our relation to the material world entails endless processes of assimilation, acculturation, re-appropriation, and ritualization. 

Artworks by: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Sven Augustijnen, Mariana Castillo Deball, Sean Lynch, Pauline M’barek, Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Uriel Orlow, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and Jorge Satorre
Publication with texts by: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Mariana Castillo Deball, Catalina Lozano, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and Jorge Satorre
Guest Curator: Catalina Lozano

Vandy Rattana: Monologue
As part of the Satellite Programme 8, Enter the Stream at the Turn, coproduced with the Jeu de Paume, Paris.
Vandy Rattana (born 1980, Phnom Penh, Cambodia) began photographing as a form of historical continuity, concerned with the lack of physical documentation and monuments unique to his history and culture. His early works chronicled the contemporary moment while creating a more comprehensive archive for future generations, while his recent work critiques historiography by pivoting toward fiction. 

Satellite Programme is an exhibition series dedicated to young artists produced by Jeu de Paume and this year coproduced with CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. Its 8th edition Enter the Stream at the Turn borrows its title from a longstanding Khmer proverb,  suggesting one should adapt to the mainstream as a cultural code for social and political harmony. In non-democratic contexts, many artists adopt it as a strategy of resistance. Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), Arin Rungjang (Thailand), Khvay Samnang (Cambodia) and Nguyen Trinh Thi (Vietnam) are presented successively in both institutions. Their channels of resistance involve the moving image realised both within and against a complex inheritance of cultural and historical occupation and censorship.

Book: Vandy Rattana: Monologue
Guest Curator: Erin Gleeson

Harun Farocki: Comparison via a Third
As part of the programme The Screen: Between Here and Elsewhere
Filmmaker, artist and theorist, Harun Farocki (1944–2014) was one of the major figures of documentary film. In the 1990s, he developed works involving video installations, often taking the form of multiple screen projections. This process enabled him to further develop his incisive investigation of the image, offering the viewer another form of relation to filmic temporality. In the double video projection Comparison via a Third, 2007, Harun Farocki questions the processes of the automation and rationalisation of work through the production of bricks in traditional and industrialised societies.

The Screen: Between Here and Elsewhere presents films and videos by international artists of different generations who are exploring political and social subjects while developing an ongoing investigation of the image. By subverting conventional film forms, the works of this programme generate a reflection about the “politics of the image.” This annual programme presents the artworks of seven artists—Harun Farocki (Germany), Leticia Ramos (Brazil), Laure Prouvost (France), Alexander Apóstol (Venezuela), Vasco Araújo (Portugal), LaToya Ruby Frazier (USA), Derek Boshier (GB).

Guest Curator: Anne-Sophie Dinant

The exhibition What cannot be used is Forgotten is supported by the Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for development / Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Culture Ireland, Mondriaan Fund, and by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Fund for culture.

The Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques and the Friends of the CAPC contribute to the production of the works in the Satellite 8 Programme Enter the Stream at The Turn.

Upcoming exhibitions

Alejandro Jodorowsky
May 28–September 27
Curator: María Inés Rodríguez
Museography: Andreas Angelidakis

Gintaras Didziapetris
May 28–September 27
Curator: Agar Lego
Co-produced with the Museo Marco, Vigo

Andrée Putman
May 28–end of 2015

What do I know
A perspective on the collection of artist’s books at Fundação de Serralves
May 28–September 9
Curator: Ricardo Nicolau

Arin Ranjung
May 28–September 6
Curator: Erin Gleeson
Co-produced with The Jeu de Paume, Paris

Leticia Ramos
March 19–May 17
Laure Prouvost
May 21–July 19
Vasco Araújo
Curator: Anne-Sophie Dinant

Karine Daviaud: T +33 (0) 5 56 00 81 84 / k.daviaud [​at​] mairie-bordeaux.fr

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