Lili Reynaud-Dewar — VIVRE AVEC ÇA ? !
VIVRE AVEC ÇA ? !
Past: September 6 → October 11, 2014Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Vivre avec ça ?! — Galerie Kamel Mennour La lauréate du 15e prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard expose ses installations et vidéos à la galerie Kamel Mennour dans un espace-... Critique
Despite its direct address to the viewer, VIVRE AVEC ÇA ? ! [LIVE THROUGH THAT?!] takes on multiple and ambiguous meanings. Is it a question asked of those who collect and live with artworks? A question that the artist asks of herself? Does the “Ça” — the “That” — point to regrets, to guilt, to a secret or to memories? Or is it simply the artist’s body, which is placed center stage — put on exhibition, even — in this show?
This exhibition is the first gathering of a great portion of the videos that the artist has made since 2011, which she describes as a journal that documents her circulation as an artist. She dances naked, her body covered in dark make-up, in places where she has been invited to show her work, thus contaminating her own exhibitions — and also sometimes those of other artists — and revealing institutions behind the scenes, empty of artworks or visitors, and unfinished exhibitions.
In addition to these works are large, barely unmade beds with holes made for loudspeakers that play repetitive electronic music and a voice reading texts by Dustan, Duras, and the American poet Eileen Myles (a few of the artist’s favorite authors), who use their own lives as material for their writing and for their bare, direct styles. This laying bare and this exhibition — of which Lili Reynaud-Dewar seems to be enamored in various ways, down to her treatment of the exhibition space as a domestic space — come face to face with large glass panels under which men’s suits and pajamas are pressed, frozen in improbable and parodic poses not so dissimilar from the artist’s own gesticulations in her videos.
The exhibition is also an occasion for the presentation of a specially produced vinyl record that collects several tracks made for the artist by the electronic musician MACON.
Lili Reynaud-Dewar — Vivre avec ça ?! Opening Saturday, September 6, 2014 2 PM → 7 PM
47, rue Saint-André des arts
6, rue du Pont de Lodi
T. 01 56 24 03 63 — F. 01 40 46 80 20
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM