January 24, 2018 - 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine - You Remind Me of Someone
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January 24, 2018

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine

Nicolas Party, Blue Portrait, 2017. © N. Party.

You Remind Me of Someone
February 23–June 17, 2018

Opening: February 22, 7pm, featuring performances by Jiri Skala and J.Fourès-Varnier & V. de Hoÿm

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
1 Bis Rue des Trinitaires
57000 Metz
France
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–7pm

T 0033 0 3 87 74 20 02
info@fraclorraine.org

www.fraclorraine.org
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You Remind Me of Someone
February 23–June 17, 2018

Opening: February 22, 7pm, featuring performances by Jiri Skala and J.Fourès-Varnier & V. de Hoÿm

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
1 Bis Rue des Trinitaires
57000 Metz
France
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–7pm

T 0033 0 3 87 74 20 02
info@fraclorraine.org

www.fraclorraine.org
Facebook / Twitter

You Remind Me of Someone constitutes the first artistic proposal by Fanny Gonella, recently appointed as the director of 49 Nord 6 Est–FRAC Lorraine, after having acted for four years as artistic director of the Künstlerhaus in Bremen (DE). Conceived as a prolog, an act of openness in view of getting acquainted, this collective exhibition takes the form of an encounter between two entities: Gonella’s last project featured in Germany and the collection of 49 Nord 6 Est–FRAC Lorraine, an iconic location which now begins a new chapter.

Artists: Naama Arad, Jade Fourès-Varnier & Vincent de Hoÿm, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Stefanie Knobel, Nicolas Party, Marie Voignier, Nicole Wermers & artists of 49 Nord 6 Est - Frac Lorraine Collection: Alwar Balasubramaniam, Manon de Boer, Boris Ondreicka, Jiri Skala

 

This exhibition explores resemblance and related mechanisms such as empathy and mimicry. Both established artists and young international talents invite you to discover works addressing, or playing with, resemblance. Rather than emphasize criteria originating in the modern era, such as uniqueness, individuality, and originality, the exhibition foregrounds commonness and similarity, whether between the works themselves or between those looking at them.

We invite you to peruse a portrait gallery, in the broad sense of the word, which brings together anthropomorphized objects as well as stories of crossing paths. Sculptures, videos, drawings, and participatory installations included in the gallery showcase objects or devices that are made in the human image. They also remind us in passing that we are constantly, and almost unwittingly, finding ways of identifying human forms in our environment. These works also point to the industrial equivalent of resemblance: standardization and replaceability of the individual by motion or speech, thus bringing us closer to the regularity and systematization of the machine. Another area of emphasis is the tension that arises from imitation, and thus from achieving closeness with the Other or with oneself.

As we assemble around works that resemble one another, can we test our capacity for empathy? Do we need to see resemblances between each other in order to grow closer? This is what is suggested by the American theorist Jonathan Flatley. For him “resembling another or acting like another” helps establish reciprocity, which constitutes the basis of every emotional connection. The transformation of affective relationships, in the age of digital capitalism, makes it necessary to envision different ways of being and acting together.

Opening & Frac in Live
Thursday, February 22
7pm: Exchange of Handwriting, 2006-2018 (Frac Lorraine Collection). Performance of Jiri Skala
8pm: In Jeopardy, Catwalk in the Temple of Jacent II, 2018. Performance of Jade Fourès-Varnier & Vincent de Hoÿm

Special guided tour of the exhibition
Thursday, March, 15
7pm: Regards Croisés. With Felizitas Diering, Marie Griffay and Fanny Gonella the directors of the three Frac of the Grand Est

Program of events

Lecture
March 10

Love doll et solitude ? Le mythe de la poupée qui déshumanise by Agnès Giard, anthropologist

Meeting
April 12

Banquet Pietà, with Jade Fourès-Varnier & Vincent de Hoÿm, artists

Lecture-Performance
April 14 and 15

Democratia Participativa by Brigitte Mounier, actress, director of Cie des Mers du Nord

Performance
April 19

Animal mimesis by Violaine Lochu, explorer of language and voice

Lecture
May 17

Empathie et Manipulation with Serge Tisseron, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst

Performance
June 2

Lie to me by Daria Lippi, actress and director and Juliette Salmon, actress. La Fabrique Autonome des Acteurs.

More information available on our website.


The 49 Nord 6 Est - Frac Lorraine is supported by the Region Grand Est and the DRAC Grand Est at the Ministry of Culture.

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