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Jonathan Binet - Announcements - e-flux
November 3, 2012 - CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux - Jonathan Binet
November 3, 2012

Jonathan Binet

Jonathan Binet at the CAPC museum of contemporary art. Photo Blaise Mercier.

Jonathan Binet
La petite moitié

November 15, 2012–February 10, 2013

Opening: Thursday, November 15, 7pm
Also opening: Michael Krebber, Art by Telephone….Recalled
+ Concert Beautiful Balance, Frankfurt

CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
7 rue Ferrère
F-33000 Bordeaux


The presence of the body and the movements are readable in the work of Jonathan Binet. Every painting, every line, every spray is the result of a premeditation which generates a route stuffed with obstacles, as spontaneous as calculated: the exhibition.

For Jonathan Binet, the context is essential and the work has to adapt itself to the space. A radiator for example, influences the production of the work quite as its hanging and interacts in the way of looking at the picture. The considered space becomes the condition of emergence of a performed painting.

The 650 square meters of the gallery of the exhibition crossed by Binet have an arrangement in laces. Breaks, jerks and linearity make the glance navigate from a painting to a baseboard, from a hole in the wall to a masterpiece of sprayed work. So many round trips which reflect the fascination of the artist for the crossed chronologies and the temporal knots.

“When I met Alexis Vaillant at the CAPC, in January, I spoke to him about the intuition I had on the possibility of acting on the past from the future. […] This reflection comes from a will to justify, afterward, a thing which arrived almost accidentally. […] If the footprints, the knocks of brushes and manufacturing defects are indeed behind me, they will always face the visitor. Literally, it’s time passing.”
And this time is as well deliberate as spontaneous.

La petite moitié
 is Jonathan Binet’s first institutional exhibition.
Exhibition curated by Alexis Vaillant, chief curator, CAPC, museum of contemporary art

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Press Info: Blaise Mercier: b.mercier [​at​] mairie-bordeaux.fr

Supported by
Air France
Lyonnaise des eaux
Château Chasse-Spleen
Présence Capitale
Goethe-Institut Bordeaux
Radio Nova
20 minutes

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux
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