The Exhibition of a film

(derivative products)

15.01 — 07.02.16

Opening: May 19th from 6 p.m.

 

An exhibition of posters realised by Mac Adams, Darren Banks, Eva Barto, Olivier Castel, Philippe Decrauzat, Peter Downsbrough, Charles de Meaux, Charlotte Moth, Mai-Thu Perret, Denis Savary, Laurent Schmid, Nicolas Eigenheer & Jeremy Schorderet, Phoebe Unwin, Jacques Villeglé, Alan Vega, and Lawrence Weiner.

Along with trailers realised with Nick Cave, F.M. Einheit, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Sam Gleaves, Lee Ranaldo, Laetitia Sadier, Susan Stenger, and Alan Vega.

The Exhibition of a Film is an exhibition as a feature film for cinemas. Parallel to the release of the film directed by Mathieu Copeland and produced by the HEAD-Genève – originally presented as part of the Biennial of Moving Images 2014, and subsequently at Tate Modern and the Centre Pompidou in 2015, and alongside with the release of the eponymous book – the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève in co-production with the CNEAI is pleased to present an exhibition of the derivative products accompanying the film.

Taking its construct both within the reality of a film and the possible textures offered by the cinematic environment, The Exhibition of a Film (L’Exposition d’un film) is thought as a polyphony of sound and images and aims at being something other than a structuralist ‘epic’, or a suite of artist’s short films one after the other. Instead, each layer is constitutive of the whole, becoming a potential field of action. An exhibition for a context, namely a film screened in a cinema, that brings together 46 major artists, visual artists, choreographers, performers or musicians, all having a specific relationship with moving image. Bound by the intrinsic properties of this social space, The Exhibition of a Film is as much an exhibited film, the film of an exhibition and a filmed exhibition.

The book, The Exhibition of a Film, proposes what would an exhibition be if we changed the environment from the gallery, museum, or Kunsthalle, to that of the cinema? Expanded, this anthology is articulated through a series of interviews, commissioned text and reprints that examine the relationship between the exhibition and film: their temporalities, their space, their mode of production.

The publication The Exhibition of a Film features contributions by Mac Adams, Chantal Akerman, Fia Backström, Darren Banks, Eva Barto, François Bovier, Olivier Castel, Philippe Decrauzat, Peter Downsbrough, Tim Etchells, Morgan Fisher, Liam Gillick, John Giorno, Lore Gablier, Philippe Grandrieux, Joanna Hogg, Isidore Isou, Christian Lebrat, Anne Marquez, Charles de Meaux, Claudia Mesch, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Meredith Monk, Charlotte Moth, Mai-Thu Perret, Lee Ranaldo, Denis Savary, Laurent Schmid, Leah Singer, Susan Stenger, Phoebe Unwin, Andrew V. Uroskie, Ben Vautier, Alan Vega, Jacques Villeglé, Lawrence Weiner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ian White. Edited by Mathieu Copeland, and published by the HEAD Geneva University of Art and Design and Les Presses du Réel.

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Exhibition: 20.05 — 31.07.16

Opening: May 19th from 6 p.m.

 
Subventionné par la Ville de Genève