CAC Brétigny

Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier, An ABCC of CACB, 2016.

November 9, 2016
November 19, 2016–January 22, 2017
Opening: November 19, 5–9pm
Inauguration of CAC Brétigny’s new project: November 19, 6:30–9pm
CAC Brétigny
Contemporary Art Center of National Interest / Cœur d’Essonne Agglomération
Rue Henri Douard
91220 Brétigny-sur-Orge
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 2–6pm

T +33 1 60 85 20 76

Curator: Céline Poulin

Spatial intallation: Jean-Pascal Flavien

Julie Béna, Jean-Luc Blanc, Aleksandra Domanović, Zackary Drucker, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Christophe Lemaitre, Géraldine Longueville, Teresa Margolles, Fabio Morais, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Sean Raspet, Dennis Rudolph, The Big Conversation Space, Agnès Violeau

From November 19 to January 22, follow JUMP online on cacbretigny.com.


To jump is to pass from one place to another, from one subjectivity to another, from an object to its possible use (or not).

JUMP, a spatial presentation-installation devised by the artist Jean-Pascal Flavien, aims to connect the two sides of a single entity—the galleries of the art center and its digital space, offering both of them a reciprocal yet uncertain translation. There are as many kinds of jumps as there are combinations of possible elements.

The works of the featured artists invited to populate Flavien’s installation play on the ambiguity of their status, be they objects of connection or conflict, personal or utilitarian artifacts, ambivalent forms, or passages between different realities. JUMP experiments with the way pieces of art function, work in the day-to-day world, seek to redefine traditional categories and uses, and radically or surreptitiously sow confusion in “common sense.” Mutating throughout its run, JUMP reflects the use of the space while putting the shifting identity of the venue in perspective.

As wrote it Jean-Pascal Flavien in the statement which produced the spatial installation: “The important is not the design of each space in itself, but is the transition from one space to the other space. / These passages (jumps) are translations, transfers, travels. / The passages are both semantic and formal. In this case, it is sometimes the same thing. / There are always whether formal or semantic losses in this passage (lost information). / Act: The more the transfer or translation is poor (more loss of information), the more the passage is sensitive, and the new space appears as it is.”

–Céline Poulin, director of CAC Brétigny

CAC Brétigny is a public service from Cœur d’Essonne Agglomération. It receives the support of Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - DRAC Île-de-France, Région Ile-de-France and Conseil Départemental de l’Essonne. CAC Brétigny is member of d.c.a (association of France’s contemporary art centres) and TRAM.

CAC Brétigny
November 9, 2016

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