July 5, 2009 - evento - Bordeaux’ artistic and urban rendez-vous
July 5, 2009

Bordeaux’ artistic and urban rendez-vous

Tadashi Kawamata
Foot Path
© Tadashi Kawamata
Production evento2009

Evento: Bordeaux’ artistic and urban rendez-vous
First edition: Intime Collectif,
October 9 – 18

Bordeaux (France)


Now is the hour for the expression of a collective intimacy such as only cities can really harbor. Cities belonging to everyone as well as to each individual. Cities where general and private interests are no longer at odds, so that a sensitive, common heritage may be constructed. For this, devices must be invented so as to allow installations, performances and events to spread throughout the city as furtive monuments.
Didier Fiuza Faustino, evento 2009′s general curator

From October 9 to 18, 2009, Bordeaux offers its inhabitants and visitors a unique artistic and cultural experience: an exhibition on show throughout the city, which serves as a focal point for a profusion of projects.

The city of Bordeaux has solicited architect and artist Didier Fiuza Faustino to orchestrate an unusual encounter between personalities from different artistic disciplines and to create an urban itinerary designed to bring the works and their creators to the wider public. The architects, urban planners, artists, filmmakers, videographers, photographers, musicians, dancers, graphic artists, designers and philosophers invited by evento have been asked to give their interpretation of the recently renovated city of Bordeaux. With its historic district featuring on the UNESCO World Heritage list, Bordeaux is also an open site of experimentation and creativity welcoming international artists.

As an entirely free event, Evento will also offer many opportunities to attend and take part in discussions between artists, philosophers, writers, sociologists and geographers. These moments of discovery and vivid insights will be related in the evento2009.org blog, where artists and curators will also relate their projects and thoughts about collective intimacy.


A prominent artistic site, the Lainé warehouse (CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art and the architecture center “arc en rêve”) will host a large exhibition entitled “Insiders – practices, customs, know-how” on the question of folklore (curators: Charlotte Laubard and Francine Fort).

In collaboration with the Sindika Dokolo Foundation and under the direction of Fernando Alvim, director of the Luanda Triennial, the city of Luanda (Angola) will be invited for ten days to the Grand Théâtre, Opéra national de Bordeaux. Along with several cultural associations in Bordeaux, other important cultural institutions will also be associated with evento — the Fonds régional d’art contemporain (FRAC) of the Aquitaine region, the Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine (TnBA), the Bordeaux Fine Arts School and the National Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitaine.

With Dennis Adams, Lara Almarcegui, Toni Amado, Paulo Azevedo, Pedro Barateiro, Buraka Som Sistema, Rogerio de Carvalho, Collectif Berlin, Yuri da Cunha, Democracia, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Paulo Flores, Vania Gala, Johannes Gees, Amos Gitai, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Florian Hecker, Kiluanji kia Henda, Célia Houdart, Tadashi Kawamata, Kilandukilu, Seulgi Lee, Nicolas Lelièvre, MAP office, Meirinho Mendes, Nicolas Milhé, Jean-Luc Moulène, Xilala Moco, Nastio Mosquito, muf architecture/art, Ndilo Mutima, João Onofre, Jorge Palma, Olivier Peyricot, Sébastien Roux, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Anri Sala, Fernando Sanchez Castillo, Next, Nguzi dos Santos, Oumou Sangaré, Kristina Solomoukha, Tetine, Laurent Tixador, Oscar Tuazon, Cláudia Veiga, Yonamine, Gaspard Yurkievich, Raphaël Zarka …

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