October 27, 2008 - Jeu de Paume - Jordi Colomer, Vasco Araujo, and Christophe Bruno
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October 27, 2008

Jordi Colomer, Vasco Araujo, and Christophe Bruno

Christophe Bruno
The Dadameter, 2002 – 2008
Copyright Christophe Bruno

Jordi Colomer, Vasco Araujo, and Christophe Bruno

Jordi Colomer
October 21, 2008 – January 4, 2009

Vasco Araùjo: Eco
October 21, 2008 – January 4, 2009

Christophe Bruno: The Dadameter
October 21, 2008 – April 5, 2009

1, place de la Concorde
Paris 75008
France

www.jeudepaume.org

This season, the Jeu de Paume is pleased to present three contemporary art exhibitions by the artists Jordi Colomer, Vasco Araùjo and Christophe Bruno

Jordi Colomer
Curated by Marta Gili / Manuel Cirauqui

This exhibition provides a wide scope of Jordi Colomer’s long-range work on the relationship between human beings and the modern urban environment. In his videos, as well as in a tailor-made staging for Jeu de Paume, Colomer shows how Architecture plays the role of a medium.

In many of his video installations, in which contemporary architecture and cityscapes serve as the setting for a fiction, Colomer (born Barcelona, 1962) studies the way in which the modern city influences human behaviour. He explores the ubiquity and drawbacks of modernism in the urban environment.

Attentive to the sociological, psychological and philosophical dimensions of his subject, but also to the overlooked, weird or incongruous aspects of the everyday, Colomer speaks with great critical lucidity of life’s small print, of the question of difference and the unease it engenders.

His installations feature prominently, among them Simo (1997), Anarchitekton (2002-2004) and a number of recent works that have been produced for the event, as En la Pampa (2007), Pozzo Almonte (2008).

Exhibition organized with Seacex.

Satellite Programme, curated by María Inés Rodríguez

Vasco Araújo: Eco

In Eco, Araújo, drawing on Cesare Pavese’s Dialogues with Leucò (1947), has invented a new tale that is enacted by six enigmatical characters, gathered round a table: a child, a woman, a young man, two men in their prime, and a mature man. By a rigorous mise en scène, Araújo shows that these six characters are in fact only one, who embodies in echo the reflection of our own image. In so doing, Araújo creates a space for confrontation, where individual fears about life and destiny are expressed.

Vasco Araújo (born Lisbon, 1975) — explores the identity and complexity of personality by means of disguise, narrative and language. The artist, who is also an opera singer, explores the social dimension of seduction and eroticism and their power games. Drawing frequently on literature and opera, his work is above all a meditation on art as a critical reflection on society but also as a privilege locus for the relations between truth and artifice.

Christophe Bruno: The Dadameter,
Global index of the decay of the aura of language

“The Dadameter is a tool for the profiling of language at large scale and the historical tracking of artistic and literary movements. It brings about a new alliance between art, science and global finance. We use up-to-date 2.0 trend analysis and data visualization technologies, neural networks, graph theory or quantitative structural linguistics in order to be able to predict the next artistic craze”.

Christophe Bruno lives and works in Paris. Since 2001, he has been working on the effects of globalisation in the fields of language and images. The Dadameter is a global rating designed to measure our distance from Dada. Inspired by Raymond Roussel and his method, this project satirises the recent transmutation of language into a global market governed by Google. It uses the latest control and surveillance technologies in order to draw a large-scale map of language. The Dadameter project will be adapted for the online art space.

www.iterature.com/dadameter

This programme is organized with the support of FNAGP and with the Direcção-Geral das Artes, Ministério da Cultura, Portugal

The Jeu de Paume receives a subsidy from the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It gratefully acknowledges support from Neuflize Vie, its global Partner.

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