Summer 2014 program

Summer 2014 program

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux

Aaron Curry, Untitled (Bat), 2003–04. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen.

June 20, 2014

Aaron Curry
Dan Finsel
Carter Mull

June 27–September 21, 2014

Opening: June 26, 7pm

CAPC musée d’art contemporain
Entrepôt. 7, rue Ferrère
F-33000 Bordeaux

CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux is pleased to present its summer 2014 program, with exhibitions by Aaron Curry, Dan Finsel, Carter Mull and ASCO.

Aaron Curry
Bad Brain
Aaron Curry’s monumental sculptures combine high- and pop-culture references, including cubism, graffiti, cartoons, figurative painting and gestural abstraction, and appropriate subjects from mythology, advertising, print culture and consumerism. For Bad Brain, the L.A.-based artist has put together a group of 80 artworks spanning one decade, between 2003 and 2014, transforming the central nave of the museum into a spectacular “cage,” and creating a sense of vertigo symptomatic of our digitalized world. Bad Brain is as much about the breakdown of the human condition as it is about the absurdities that define the perils of human development.

Dan Finsel
Becoming Her, for Him, for He:  Becoming Him, for Her, for She (Becoming Me, for Me, for Me.)
Becoming Her, for Him, for Her: Becoming Him, for Her, for She (Becoming Me, for Me, for Me.) is the first European monographic exhibition by American artist Dan Finsel, and lays the radical foundations of an intense visual and psychological world that caustically and affectionately explores family mythology and frantic multiple personality disorders in today’s Los Angeles. Televised teenage melodramas, post-Actors Studio identity construction, and philosophically scripted self-reflexive postures blend together within the work, eventually enabling the artist to experiment something through someone who could just as well be Dan Finsel himself or the pure actual product of self-analysis and pop culture.

Carter Mull
We Tell Apple Stories in Order to Live

In We Tell Apple Stories in Order to Live, American artist Carter Mull shows that in a reality flooded with images and goods, dividing lines between art, consumption, individuality, and community are permeable. The detailed pictorial material of Mull is made of gaudy colors, logos, typography and screenshots from online shops for hipsters. With these picture puzzles, the artist enables new relations between high- and low-brow references and gives an insight into his convoluted world while questioning the status and production of goods and consequently art.

Alexis Vaillant, curator of the three exhibitions

No Movies
ASCO—Spanish for disgust—was a key Chicano (first generation Mexican-American) collective active in the 1970s–80s working in performance, photography, film and street-painting in East Los Angeles. Outside the periphery of the L.A. art-world, and highly flamboyant, Asco staged provocative performances that were captured in a series of photographs titled No Movies, and which were created in response to the social unrest and race riots that occurred at this time in Los Angeles. While belonging to a political Chicano counter-culture, they developed a distinct aesthetic that blends art and politics with their Chicano heritage and the Pop, punk and fashion of the time. It is only recently that they have been written back into the history of Los Angeles art, and acquired a new resonance for a younger generation of artists concerned with performativity, media fictions and political activism. ASCO: No Movies is done in collaboration between Nottingham Contemporary, De Appel, Amsterdam and CAPC, musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. ASCO: No Movies is curated by Irene Aristizabal and Alex Farquharson, and builds on the precedent of Asco: Elite of the Obscure, curated by Rita Gonzalez and C. Ondine Chavoya for Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Williams College Museum of Art.

This focus on Los Angeles forms part of Los Angeles—Bordeaux: A 50-Year Partnership, a city-wide celebration of these sister cities. Exhibitions realised with the support of Chaucer Freight, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris/Brussels, Michael Werner Gallery, New York/London and the US Embassy in France.

Partners of the CAPC Musee D’art Contemporain
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November 14, 2014–March 2015

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