Strange Days


Film, installation, photography, screen-printing...

Strange Days

Past: January 19 → April 16, 2017

Some works seem to be telling us a lot about the world in which we live, about this current period, without explicitly indicating specific events that we could no doubt relate to. Art is always rooted in reality. Whatever the approach adopted by the artists, in principle it expresses a real-life experience. However, without being explicit or intentional, some works more than others reflect developments in the world, the dangers and numerous disturbances. Their strength lies in this way of being totally relevant, of being completely contemporary.

The Strange Days exhibition draws on some of the latest acquisitions made by Frac Île-de-France and presents a number of these pertinent works. Scattered throughout Le Plateau, they display a set of distinguishing characteristics of the modern world such as tension, uncertainty, absence, disintegration, violence etc. These resound in us strangely in light of our understanding be it (geo) politics, economics, ecology, etc.

The way each of these works is perceived cannot however be confined to this single point of view. They by no means directly indicate specific topical phenomenon  — or if they do, it is not from a so-called socially “engaged” art perspective –, and they are embedded in initiatives with a variety of issues greatly exceeding this purpose alone.

The artworks brought together in the exhibition are displayed with resolute biases such as obscurity and dispersion, the only source of light is provided by the pieces themselves, above all emphasising a formal expression, they create a particularly symbolic landscape of the world as it is, of this world that is constantly announcing strange and worrying consequences.

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  • Opening Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6 PM → 9 PM
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22 rue des Alouettes

75019 Paris

T. 01 76 21 13 41


Opening hours

Wednesday – Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Late night and drinks : 1st Wednesday of each month (except opening dates) until 9pm

Admission fee

Free entrance

Venue schedule

The artists

  • Pierre-Olivier Arnaud
  • Gyan Panchal
  • Maurice Blaussyld
  • Daniel Gustav Cramer
  • Zbyněk Baladrán
  • David Douard
  • Ian Kiaer
  • Xavier Antin
  • Melvin Moti
  • Francesco Gennari
And 3 others…