.doc — Une proposition du label hypothèse
Une proposition du label hypothèse
Past: September 18 → October 31, 2013
label hypothèse is a non-profit curatorial group founded in 2007 aiming to promote and exhibit contemporary art.
“The notion of document often examines the very ontology of artworks. From document as source, document as artpiece, document as trace, it appears the idea of document doesn’t exist per se, but rather in complex and multiple relational games with artworks, to the point that they sometimes intertwine.
This notion is so rich, ramified, endlessly operated and reinvented by artists that it would be pointless to resume it in a few words, statements or concepts. The purpose here is not claiming to be exhaustive but to conceive the basis of an exhibition-program that, for each of its occurrence, will focus on a way to broach, understand and work with this notion of “document”.
.doc project does not intend to propose a generic definition, neither exemplify different thematics stemming from “documentary” practices. Artworks should not be partitioned within a linear modus operandi; instead, the point would be to nurture, a list of artpieces that use, call upon this notion of document.
.doc project does not correspond to a logic of reduction or focalization but rather, to an open-ended, abiding prospection. It should be understood as an open research, nourished by encounters with artworks.
Document in the broadest sense of the term, with different layers of meanings: referent, model, archive, trace, protocol and many others… Artworks have been selected according to an open-ended bias, so that once they are exhibited, they are able to set free their own ontological and meaningful values, leaving keys of interpretations to viewers.”
Opening Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6 PM → 9 PM
Meeting Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM
Rencontre libre et gratuite avec les membres du label hypothèse.
3, place Jean Grandel
T. 01 40 85 67 40 — F. 01 47 99 33 30
Every day except Sunday, 2 PM – 6:30 PM
Other times by appointment