Une rétrospective, 1971-1998



Une rétrospective, 1971-1998

Past: January 13 → February 18, 2017

mfc-michèle didier presents Une rétrospective, 1971-1998, a proposal by artist Hubert Renard, implemented using his Kit de montage (assembly kit).

This kit comprises a set of instructions for use and documentation allowing the completion of an exhibition which chronicles Hubert Renard’s work through the prism of three textual elements: a title, an informative text and exhibition labels.

The piece — which was shown for the first time in 2016 and interpreted by Laurent Buffet as part of the exhibition Légende at the Frac Franche-Comté — reacts according to the space where it is shown and evolves depending on exhibition conditions. At each new staging of the piece, the same retrospective exhibition takes on a new shape. It is designed to highlight tools of implementation and communication put to use in an exhibition space, all the while telling the story of art works.

While we not only catch a glimpse of Hubert Renard’s work created between 1971 and 1988 through the sole medium of exhibition texts, we are also confronted with a potential or latent work which fills the gallery space.

The installation will be accompanied by a press-book specially edited for the exhibition, bringing together the totality of articles which have punctuated Hubert Renard’s artistic career. What’s more, we are extremely pleased and honoured to present a new text written expressly by Alain Farfall for this press pack.

  • Opening Thursday, January 12, 2017 6 PM → 9 PM
03 Le Marais Zoom in 03 Le Marais Zoom out

66, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth

75003 Paris

T. 01 71 27 34 41


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