Susan Vérité

Susan Vérité

CRAC Alsace

Sophie Nys, Lochem, 2013. Photo: Patricia Kalil.

June 9, 2013

Susan Vérité 
Des Méthodes

June 13–September 29, 2013

Opening: June 13, 7:30pm,
with performance by Benjamin Seror

CRAC Alsace
18 Rue du Château
F-68130 Altkirch 

T +33 3 89 08 82 59

Curated by Elfi Turpin

With David Lamelas, Deimantas Narkevičius, Sophie Nys, Amilcar Packer, Julia Rometti & Victor Costales, Benjamin Seror, Kristina Solomoukha, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet

–So we have before us …
a child … who wants to learn
only what he already knows.
–There we are.
–And how, how the child
plans to learn
what he does not still 
–Well, but it is true.
–By re-cheat-ting! 
–What is that? 
–A new method.*

The exhibition Susan Vérité takes its inspiration from the spaces in the art centre itself: a building still recognisable as a 19th-century secondary school, with its broad central staircase, its long corridors leading to the classrooms and its small, tiered lecture theatre. A context that naturally leads us to raise issues and home in on concerns which are dear to us, such as the fact that art can be a locus for alternative experiments in transmission.

Susan Vérité brings together artists who ‘recheat,’ and whose specific methods for soaking up miscellaneous practices and disciplines mean they turn art into a curious tool for learning: not because they possess a particular body of knowledge, but because they spread knowledge by triggering it.

Susan Vérité is rich in subjects involving discussion at a host of different levels, including language, recording, fiction, writing, shamanism, history, Amazonia and friendship. And last but not least, Susan Vérité is the title of an exhibition that brings together objects—simultaneously tools and works of art—from the interspace between two forms of intelligence: that of the artist and that of the viewer. In this way it sums up an ideal community: an ‘us’ situated among all these things. Susan Vérité is us.

Shuttle from Art Basel for opening
Departure in front of the Swissôtel Le Plaza at 7:30pm 
Return to Basel (via Mulhouse) at 10:30pm 
Reservation: c.hadey [​at​]

*Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, En rachâchant (Recheating), 1982

Press contacts:
e.humbert [​at​] / k.rapacchietta [​at​]


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