Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café
Carlos Kusnir and guests - Le Grand Café

Exhibition

Prior to hosting Carlos Kusnir’s residency in Saint-Nazaire, Le Grand Café accorded him a solo exhibition at the Galerie des Franciscains. At the same time, Carlos Kusnir selected five artists and brought them together at Le Grand Café to take part in revealing his artistic and amical universe in an original way. While very different, the work of Pierre Ardouvin, Alain Blet, Caroline Delaporte, Jean Laube and Raphaëlle Paupert-Borne share Carlos Kusnir’s particular taste for ‘mixing genres’. Just like Carlos Kusnir, whose painting has for a long time used objects as well as sound to ‘organise’ painting within reality, these artists frequently produce hybrid universes by working at the intersection of several practices: Alain Blet creates videos in parallel with his sculptures (here he is proposing a video programme with more than 30 artists); Caroline Delaporte, trained in fine art, proposes a spectacle adapted́ to the site and the situation that brings in and mixes theatre, circus, performance; Raphaëlle Paupert-Borne creates videos wherè she embodies the characters of her paintings. Jean Laube develops a painting practice that goes from picture to volume. In Saint-Nazaire he is unveiling an intervention on the architecture of the site. As for Pierre Ardouvin, he sets about bringing together objects which, by their close relationship with the identitý of the place that produced them and where they ae presented, fix the identity of this space. Carlos Kusnir’s art suggests circulation, constantly renewed mobility. HIs painting resists form and deliberately stands by its dedication to perpetual displacement. He has been presenting painting in the urban space for the last two years, in confrontation or dialogue with the motifs or ́backgrounds that inspire his painting: house and decoration. This mobility, already there in older works, both provokes and permits ̀the encounter of heterogeneous elements and makes painting a site of mixing, which displaces and applies to the form of the exhibition itself, seen as an event. In Carlos Kusnir’s exhibitions, his presentations go well beyond the traditional hanging of a room, further and further towards a structure that is more like an activation, or even a reactivation, of one work by another. The project in Saint-Nazaire takes the architecture of the Galerie des Franciscains as a site for a pictorial intervention where works are happening, and ask to be read.

Artworks

Galerie des Franciscains

Carlos Kusnir
Sans Titre (poule)
1981
Private collection
Carlos Kusnir
Sans Titre (hôtel)
1992
Carlos Kusnir
Fruta & Fils
1986
Mixed Media Variable dimensions Courtesy of the artist
Carlos Kusnir
Sans Titre (3 portes)
Mixed Media Variable dimensions Courtesy of the artist
Carlos Kusnir
Sans Titre (Façade bleue)
Carlos Kusnir
Sans Titre (Brique)
Mixed Media Variable dimensions Courtesy of the artist
Carlos Kusnir
Sans Titre (Verdâtre)
Carlos Kusnir
Sans Titre (Planche)
Carlos Kusnir
Le soleil et les fleurs
1989
Acrylic painting, sound installation 49 x 34 cm
Carlos Kusnir
J'ai changé
1990
Private collection
Alain Biet
Video films super 8
Le Grand Café

Jean Laube
Sans Titre
Wood painting
Carlos Kusnir
Je suis au Café
1986
Painting, chairs, bottles Fondation Cartier's collection
Raphaëlle Paupert-Borne
Sans Titre
1997
Painting on canvas 50 x 70 cm
Raphaëlle Paupert- Borne
Sans Titre
1997
Painting on canvas 90 x 160 cm
Raphaëlle Paupert-Borne
Sans Titre (La Visite)
1998
Video 1 min
Raphaëlle Paupert- Borne
Jérôme Rigaud
1998
81 x 100 cm
Raphaëlle Paupert- Borne
Guy - André Lagesse
1998
81 x 100 cm
Raphaëlle Paupert-Borne
Yves Fravégat
1998
81 x 100 cm
Raphaëlle Paupert-Borne
Fafarelle
1998
81 x 100 cm
Raphaëlle Paupert-Borne
Monsieur Pit
1998
81 x 100 cm
Raphaëlle Paupert-Borne
Mademoiselle Hélène Force
1998
81 x 100 cm
Raphaëlle Paupert-Borne
Sans Titre
1997
180 x 140 cm
Raphaëlle Paupert-Borne
Sans Titre
1997
130 x 100 cm
Alain Biet
Video, films super 8
Pierre Ardouvin
La vague (pêcheur de perle)
1995
Toy, PVC, clamp, plastic bottle, air pump Courtesy of the artiste

Biography

Born in 1947 in Buenos Aires (Argentina). Lives and works in France. website