Comment bâtir un univers qui ne s’effondre pas deux jours plus tard 1/3 : Simulacres



Comment bâtir un univers qui ne s’effondre pas deux jours plus tard 1/3 : Simulacres

Past: January 13 → March 26, 2016

Maison populaire montreuil simulacres grid Simulacres — Maison populaire, Montreuil Premier volet d'un triptyque d'expositions, Simulacres , présentée à la Maison populaire de Montreuil, propose un parcours qui fait... 1 - Pas mal Critique

Curators in residence: Marie Koch and Vladimir Demoule

Where does the world occur ? And when ? What do we know about the world, and indeed, what can we know about it ? What do we see of it ? What do we hear of it ? Through what filters ? And what is our place at the heart of it ? Such questions, which philosophers, researchers, and artists have been asking for centuries, cannot be answered in this exhibition, but can continue to be explored. « Reality is that which, when you stop believing it, doesn’t go away », Philip K. Dick answered a student in 1972 ; but though this is perfectly well put, what is it then that remains ? Whereas a copy strives to imitate something that exists, and can only survive through the original, the simulacrum is a variation on reality as we think we know it. Chimeras, fantastical geographies, non-places, non-time, “Simulacra” offers a selection of contemporary art works as so many experiments questioning reality, its limits and our relation to it… works that in themselves are not always what they seem to be.

  • Opening Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6 PM → 10 PM
  • Conférence / Performance — The LP Collection, les trésors cachés de la musique underground Performance Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8 PM → 10 PM

    Soucieux de transmettre les principes et les enjeux de la méthode créative qu’ils ont mis au point sous l’enseigne « Imagination is Music », Laurent Schlittler & Patrick Claudet proposent des conférences-performances qui s’appuient sur des images projetées, de la musique diffusée et la présentation d’objets.

    Entrée libre — Réservation conseillée

  • Performances Webjays Performance Friday, February 5, 2016 8 PM → 10 PM

    Des artistes du cycle d’expositions « Comment bâtir un univers qui ne s’effondre pas deux jours plus tard » et les participants à l’atelier WJ-S proposent une série de performances de « WebJaying », des lives conçus à partir de contenus en ligne manipulés directement d’Internet.

  • Table ronde Les Lieux de l’Œuvre Lecture Friday, March 18, 2016 8 PM → 10 PM

    This meeting deals with the spaces and materialities that artworks inhabit at the borders of our physical worlds, as well as the critical questions raised by artists in respect of the notion of the simulacrum.

93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom in 93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom out

9 bis, rue Dombasle

93100 Montreuil

T. 01 42 87 08 68 — F. 01 42 87 64 66

Official website

Mairie de Montreuil

Opening hours

Monday & Tuesday, Thursday, 10 AM – 12:30 PM / 1:30 PM – 9 PM
Wednesday, Friday, 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Fermé les dimanches, jours fériés et vacances scolaires.

Admission fee

Free entrance

Venue schedule

The artists

  • Harun Farocki
  • Edouard Sufrin
  • Eva Chettle
  • Côme Di Meglio & Eliott Paquet
  • Colleen Flaherty & Matteo Bittanti
  • Joe Hamilton
  • Floriane Pochon & Alain Damasio
  • The Lp Company
  • Davey Wreden