Stemming from a research on the anthropophagy theme, this exhibition takes the form of a curatorial essay occupying two spaces in Belleville and creating a tension between them through the principle of otherness: the Emmanuel Hervé gallery and the independent art space La Maudite.
The exhibition, as much a restitution as an interrogation on the state of this research made by the curator, approaches the anthropophagic idea as an attempt to problematize the Brazil-Europe relationship and its activation deriving from the duality theme. Would it be possible to relate the anthropophagic motif to the problematic of the difference? To a new questioning of Western values?
Above all, we need to understand this strange fact: the idea of anthropophagy is a sketch of the answer to the conflictual relationship between local and foreign elements, between the inside and the outside. The action of eating (swallowing and digesting) involves a transmutation of the one who eats; consequently, there is no inside that is not formed of what comes from the outside.
Thus, in the Emmanuel Hervé gallery, a selection of works coming mainly from the gallerist's personal collection will be shown at this occasion. To this selection, we added an invitation to artists Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Julia Rometti and Victor Costales, as well as Stefan A. Pedersen, Stephanie Syjuco, Guillaume Vieira and Sérgio Verastegui, who will be showing their works in the premises of La Maudite.
Artists: Alighiero Boetti, Roxane Borujerdi, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Mark Dion, Robert Doisneau, Michel François, David Hammons, Ana Mazzei, Cildo Meireles, Charlotte Moth, Sophie Nys, Stefan A.Pedersen, Julia Rometti & Victor Costales, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Haim Steinbach, Stephanie Syjuco, Sergio Verastegui, Guillaume Vieira
Thanks to : galerie Joseph Tang, galerie Jousse Entreprise, gallery Esther Schipper
Estelle Nabeyrat is a curator and art critic mostly based in Paris. She graduated in History of Art & Archeology (La Sorbonne Paris, France), in Cultural studies (University of Leipzig, Germany) and in Social Sciences (School for Advanced studies in the social sciences (Ehess, Paris). In 2001-02 she participated in the International curatorial programm at Le Magasin in Grenoble under the direction of Lionel Bovier. She worked in 2003 at the Fine Arts Academy in Vienna (Austria) as assistant of the curator and professor Ute Meta Bauer. She then joined the School of Fine arts Lyon (ENBA) where she worked from end of 2003-2008 as Head of International Affairs and Coordinator of the Post-diploma programm, later she worked as Head of study at School of Art and Design in Reims. She curated several exhibitions and screenings mostly in France, Germany and in the United states; writes regularly for different art reviews (L'art même (be), Zéroquatre-Zérodeux (fr), n.paradoxa (uk), Kaleidoscope (it) La belle revue (fr)...) and catalogs. She has given some lectures (NCCA Moscow, Schools of art Bourges, Toulon …) and has participated to several public presentations (Dallas artfair, Artissima Torino). In 2009, she received the Brown Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Texas) and then in 2010-11 she was curator at the Pavillon residency programm at Palais de Tokyo and resident at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro. She started a research on « Anthropophagic thought » she continued in 2012-13 in Brazil thanks to a fellowship by the Cnap. Beside her personnal work as an independant curator, she works temporary for differents projects and structures.
Translation Fr/Eng Julia Vidile
CARNE DE MINHA PERNA
sur une proposition d'Estelle Nabeyrat
(Galerie Emmanuel Hervé → La maudite)
24.05.14 - 14.06.14