La diaspora des objets — Un symposium en forme de conte imaginé par Yael davids
La diaspora des objets
Un symposium en forme de conte imaginé par Yael davids
Past: Saturday, May 16, 2015 2:30 PM → 7 PM
To conclude her exhibition at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, La distance entre V et W, Yael Davids has conceived this tale-like symposium, La diaspora des objects, in which, accompanied by her guests and audience, she will further explore the notions of distance, rootedness and the production of boundaries and borders — all central to her research pursued at Les Laboratoires. Whereas Davids’ installations typically involve an activation through performance, for her exhibition at Les Laboratoires she chose to wholly evacuate both her body and words. In this way, this symposium articulated around narratives of singular objects emerges as a new way of embodying her project.
“Objects” must be apprehended here in the broadest sense: personal possessions loaded with affect, images conveying a history yet to be written, the bricks and stones of a structure each time reconfigured by its occupants, the foster-land of an ideological project…La diaspora des objets will thus be an entire afternoon devoted to reflecting on the movements, on the temporal and geographic shifts that domestic and cultural goods undergo. So many “belongings” by turns ignored, confiscated or sealed off, destroyed or redistributed and that singularly testify to a personal and/or political history. The speakers will be using these objects to bring into relief the intersecting fates of unknown individuals and public figures, exploring the notions of movement and displacement, dispossession and reappropriation, locating their investigation at the intersection of private and public history and, more specifically, in light of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
With: Yael Davids (artist), Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh (artist), Irit Rogoff (visual arts professor, theorist and curator), Malkit Shoshan (architect and researcher). Moderated by Mathilde Villeneuve (co-director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers).
In conjunction with:
La distance entre V et W — Une exposition de Yael Davids
March 13 → May 16, 2015
The Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers presents Yael Davids’ first solo exhibition in France. The artist has designed an installation that takes hold of space, exploring questions of territorial limits, their implications, and the cultural meanings and identities objects convey across temporal and geographic shifts and dislocations.
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