Franck Scurti — No snow, no show
No snow, no show
Past: October 6 → November 5, 2011
The exhibition will bring together a selection of works created in 2011 for the Musée d’art contemporain de Strasbourg1 along with new sculptures, drawings and collages created especially for this exhibition.
More interested by playing with the sense of things than by a determined belief in them, the artist seeks to give his ideas a freedom which subsequently awards his artworks with a certain independence. Scurti’s work is a constant attempt to invert structured systems to differentiate between them, to find links between them and to test them.
“What interests me is to see how one artwork can shine light on another even though it was made for completely different reasons and often there is a long time gap between them. I think of each work in relation to another, but there is no program, it’s intuitive.”
Thus a large Afghan rug full of holes, presented in a metal frame War Rug, 2011 hangs next to an old pair of shoes hung strangely vertically La Marche de l’ivrogne, 2011. Further along, a drawing of a family tree, where the inscription boxes have been replaced by matchbox striking strips Family Tree, 2011, recalls the volumed drawing of an atomic explosion created by a zipper Gorgone, 2011.
Satirical, poetic and political, far from being pure exercises in style, each work has a subject, a goal, a victim. Anyone who stands before them is made to take into account the habits and the vacuity of modern society, a subject which art usually has the good taste to ignore. As the show’s title suggests, the artists enjoys phrases with two meanings and affects to consider the artistic practice as a pleasant way to pass the time.
Opening Thursday, October 6, 2011 6 PM → 9 PM