Emily Mast — Missing Missing


Drawing, performance, video

Emily Mast
Missing Missing

Past: March 22 → June 28, 2015

Galerie vallois paris pilar albarracin fuegos artificiales 2015 original grid Les vernissages de mars 2015 Découvrez notre sélection de vernissages d’expositions du mois de mars 2015. Emily mast 3 grid Emily Mast — La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel Présentée jusqu’au 28 juin 2015, l’exposition d’Emily Mast se veut une partition rétrospective de son œuvre. Avec humour et délicatesse, elle explore les contradictions de la communication tout en ouvrant l’imaginaire à de nouveaux langages. Une exposition ambitieuse qui invite à une véritable plongée dans un univers dont les repères, manquants, sont à réinventer.

Based in Los Angeles, American artist Emily Mast works on the cusp between the visual and the performing arts, displacing viewer expectations by tweaking the presentation codes of theatre and dance. Part of a tradition that includes Guy de Cointet and Jacques Tati, with references to Mike Kelley and Simone Forti as well, she makes a very personal use of casting, staging, action, text and sound effects in juggling with the boundaries between disciplines and rethinking the connections between exhibition, display and the public.

Her performances and ephemeral installations combine the body, movement, sound and quirky personal experience in turning uncertainty into an art material at once sculptural and alive.

Birdbrain (2012), Offending the Audience (2011) and Six Twelve One by One (2013) are exercises in deliberate miscasting of, respectively, a sign-language interpreter, a group of children, and six pregnant women. All her works involve the development of a world of signs to be deciphered and a deconstruction of the conventions governing language and modes of communication.

For this first solo exhibition outside the United States, Mast has choreographed a procession through the Art Centre, guiding participants with sound tracks, video projections, theatre lighting and, from time to time, a liaison person or a child.

Orchestrated as a retrospective yet simultaneously brand new score, the exhibition revolves around a ‘refrain’ of recent drawings and films, stage objects to be handled and the vestiges of a site-specific performance.

  • Opening Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3 PM

    Shuttle on reservation on 01 64 62 77 77 — departing Opéra Bastille at 3pm.

  • Hospitalités — Emily Mast Event Sunday, June 21, 2015 10 AM → 6 PM

    Parcours Tram (art contemporain en Île-de-France) en présence d’Emily Mast

    Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris > Mona Bismarck American Center > École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts > Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson

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Allée de la Ferme

77186 Marne-la-Vallée

T. 01 64 62 77 00


Opening hours

Wednesday – Sunday, 2 PM – 7:30 PM
et les soirs de spectacles

Admission fee

Entrée libre

The artist

  • Emily Mast