December 8, 2005 - La Box at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts - Les formes du délai
December 8, 2005

Les formes du délai

Les formes du délai
December 2005 - July 2006

Gallery programme curated by
Marie Cozette, Keren Detton
and Julie Pellegrin

la box bourges
école nationale supérieure d’art de Bourges
9 rue Édouard Branly – BP 297
18006 Bourges cedex
tel/fax: 02 48 24 78 70 [​at​]

Les formes du délai will concentrate on the absence of the finished and exhibited work of art. Given that a work of art always goes beyond the spatial-temporal framework of the exhibition, the complex network of relations in which the work inscribes itself is worth considering. The work of art, in effect, participates in a series of practices and discourses which take place prior to and/or outside of the work of art. Exposing the forms from which a given work may take its cues or other forms in which it may be absorbed can ultimately shed light on how a work of art operates, from its conception to its reception.

Including exhibitions, screenings, performances, and online projects that will take place over the course of the year, the general programming of Les formes du délai will unfold like so many objects of speculation and experimentation, to encourage questioning on the working methods of artists as well as critical or institutional discourse and viewer practices. The various moments devised by the artists will put in balance the effect of the expectations created by the announcement of the workbefore it actually takes shape and the delayed reaction to it once it comes into being.

[Interview] Project Room. A show without works
Preview: 15 December 2005 – 6 pm
Exhibition: 16 December 2005 – 22 January 2006

La Box is pleased to present Project Room. A show without works a project curated by Daniele Perra and previously presented at Spazio Lima (Milan) with: Marc Bauer, Whitney Bedford, Yael Davids, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Annalisa Furnari, Ryan Gander, Jérémie Gindre, Loredana Longo, Bas Louter and Christian Rainer.

Project Room challenges the usual exhibition routine and decides to not exhibit executed art works but rather offers ten self-interviewing videos by as many international artists, who speak openly about a piece they are working on, or a visionary project they want to realize, or about their creative process.
The exhibition Project Room. A show without works was financed by ROBERTO DEL CARLO with a contribution of the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam.

[ressources] Sal Randolph
Launching: 15 December 2005

From December 2005 until July 2006, American artist Sal Randolph will develop a continuous project on the Internet. In accordance with her interest for open source, copy left, and information sharing, she will conceive a reading exchange project.

Upcoming Projects 2006:

[narrative] Witness Call ongoing project on the voice mail of La Box

[favourite film] Aurélien Froment

[archive] Edouard Boyer

[learning] Rainer Ganahl Reading Franz Fanon

[lecture] Jérôme Bel Le dernier spectacle La conférence

[construction] Thorsten Streichardt

[research] Préfixe with Keren Amiran, David Jourdan, Wolf von Kries, Caroline Molusson, Pascal Poulain

[photo-souvenir] Daniel Buren

Press contact:
Chloé Houdayer

With the support of:
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles du Centre
Conseil Régional du Centre
Ville de Bourges
Centre dÉtudes et de Développement Culturel
Partenaire de Clarc chéquier Culture

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