Pourquoi Attendre!

11.12.09 — 07.02.10



With: Giovanni Anselmo, Abramovic / Ulay, Vito Acconci, Samuel Beckett, Stefan Brüggemann, Claude Closky, Martin Creed, Peter Friedl, Holger Friese, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Thomas, Hirschhorn, Christelle Lheureux, Gianni Motti, Bruce Nauman, Jean-Paul Sartre, Richard Serra, Tatiana Trouvé, and Bill Viola.

“The waiting room is in every way an in-between. Wherever it may be, this space with basic furnishing, poorly lit and uncomfortable, leaves no room for doubt: it is not a goal per se. It only serves as a transitional space-time continuum to other territories. No reason to spend more time there than necessary. And yet, we will stay longer than expected. We will have to find an occupation to spend that time. But why wait? What is there to see beyond?” Simon Lamunière

Curated by Simon Lamunière, the exhibition partly comprises video works collected by André Iten at the Centre pour l’image contemporaine (CIC - Centre for Contemporary Images) between 1986 and 2008. Simon Lamunière was involved in the carrying out the CIC’s programme on an assignment basis from 1987 onwards, then as a curator from 1996 to 2003. In particular, he curated the “Version” biennials between 1994 and 2002. This exhibition is an extended dialogue about the works assembled by André Iten.

Exhibition curator: Simon Lamunière

Coordination and production: Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, in partnership with Fondation Saint-Gervais Genève and Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC)

Save the date

Exhibition: 11.12.09 — 07.02.10

Opening: 10.12.2009 at 6 p.m.

Curator: Simon Lamunière.


Download the press release

Subventionné par la Ville de Genève

  • GIANNI MOTTI "Higgs" A la recherche de l'Anti-Motti. 2005, CERN, Genève, vidéo, 5 heures 50 min
  • CHRISTELLE LHEUREUX, «Bingo Show». 2003, courtesy de l’artiste et du Fonds Andé Iten
  • ANSELMO, «Invisibile». 1971, courtesy galerie Alfonso Artiaco, Naples
  • TATIANA TROUVE, «Sans Titre» . 2009, courtesy galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris