The Asymmetry of Maps - Le Grand Café
The Asymmetry of Maps - Le Grand Café
The Asymmetry of Maps - Le Grand Café
The Asymmetry of Maps - Le Grand Café
The Asymmetry of Maps - Le Grand Café
The Asymmetry of Maps - Le Grand Café
The Asymmetry of Maps - Le Grand Café

Exhibition

Whether geopolitical, economic or cultural, the border crosses the entire contemporary society. For the artists in this exhibition, it is an unresolved site whose materiality is unceasingly displaced, a shifting, pliable site instigating many investigations. They aim to test the frontier (visualize it, situate it, traverse it, transgress it) and recount the upheavals it produces: uprooting, lands of expectation, life in transit… Going beyond cartographical representations of space, the artists draw subjective, collective or individual territories. Whether by elaborating narrative fictions, through fieldwork or in site-specific actions, they reveal the asymmetrical power relations traversing the planet and point out borders permanent recomposition as a paradox of our globalised society.

Artworks

Le Grand Café / Ground Floor (Small Room)

Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Conflicted Phonemes
2012
Installation Variable dimensions
Grand Café - Rez-de-chaussée (Grande Salle)

Alexander Apostol
© W.M. JACKSON, Inc.
2000
Installation, 8 photographs Each 84 x 150 cm
Milena Bonilla
Size/To Sell Or To Tent
2006
Installation Variable dimensions
Le Grand Café / First Floor

Mark Boulos
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
2008
Video 14 min 20 s
LiFE

Marcos Avila Forero
Cayuco - Sillage Oujda Melilla. Un bâteau disparait en dessinant une carte
2012
Video, 16:9, loop playback, color, sound 60 min
Bouchra Khalili
Mapping Journey #3
2009
Video projection 3 min 30 s
Bouchra Khalili
Mapping Journey #5
2010
Video projection 11 min Frac Poitou-Charentes's collection
Bouchra Khalili
Mapping Journey #7
2011
Video projection 6 min Frac Poitou-Charentes's collection
Bouchra Khalili
Mapping Journey #4
2010
Video projection 4 min FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur's collection
Bouchra Khalili
Mapping Journey #6
2010
Video projection 3 min 30 s FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur's collection
Enrique Ramirez
Cruzar un muro
2013
Video, 16:9, loop playback, sound 5 min 42 s
Till Roeskens
Vidéocartographies : Aïda, Palestine
2009
Video, 4:3, loop playback, sound 46 min

Biographies

Lawrence Abu Hamdam  Born in 1985 in Amman, Jordania. Lives and works in London and Beyrouth. Represented by Galerie Mor Charpentier, Bogota and Paris. website
Alexander Apostol Born in 1969 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Lives between Caracas (Venezuela) and Madrid. Represented by Galerie Mor Charpentier, Bogota et Paris. website
Marcos Avila Forero Born in 1983 in Paris of colombian nationality. Lives and works in Bogota and Paris. Represented by Galerie Dohyang Lee, Paris.
Milena Bonilla Born in 1975 in Bogota, Colombia. Lives and works in Amsterdam. Represented by Galerie Mor Charpentier, Bogota and Paris. website
Mark Boulos Born in 1975 in Boston. Lives and works in Amsterdam and London. website
Bouchra Khalili Born in 1975 in Casablanca, Morocco. Lives and works in Paris and Berlin. Represented by Galerie Polaris, Paris. website
Enrique Ramirez Born in 1979 in Santiago de Chili. Lives and works in Paris and in Santiago de Chili. Represented by Galerie Michel Rein, Paris et Bruxelles. website
Till Roeskens Born in 1974 in Fribourg. Lives and works in Marseille. website