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DOCUMENTATIONS is a participatory media fighting against the conservative and hegemonic discourse that governs art today.

CURATOR

Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles
Pierre Joseph

DOC
26, rue du Docteur Potain, 75019, Paris, France

Solo show
20.10—12.11.2018

Curator
Arthur Fouray

PRESS RELEASE
Pierre Joseph (born in Caen, 1965, lives and works in Paris) tells at DOC a simple story. The exhibition Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles follows the lineage of rural scenes painted during the XIXth century by Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Francois Millet. After his show Hypernormandie at La Galerie Noisy–le–Sec, he virtually explores a science–fiction sequel of the impressionists’ works.

He parasitizes keywords, hashtags, bluring yet clarifying the possible leads of his solo show. Pierre Joseph plays with the codes of normative mythologies, of a technological society obsessed by an organic & natural ideal. He was triggered by the exhibition La Vie Simple – Simplement la vie / Songs of Alienation by Bice Curiger and Julia Marchand at Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles in 2018. La Vie Simple sought to decipher the relationship of artists in keeping with a natural way of life. Displacement of a real context to a temporary exhibition, Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles sets the tone.

Are we “Rue du Docteur Fanton” or “rue du Docteur Potain” ? This keyword slide, here a landslide brings us to a potato field. A XXIst century potatoe field. Storage, industrial potatoes display, Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles takes us to a “Rungis” (International Market) aisle. Almost communist in the constancy of the photographs and their subjects, this presentation lays the idea of a potato, simple, naked, peeled of any qualifier. Some germs and the pinkish tone of their film punctuate the dried dirt surrounding potatoes. The tiny details are as many focal points inside this potatoes cosmos to highlight a simple truth: potatoes.

How to disconnect the subject from any political, social, ideological, historical issue, in order to convey the “potato” object in the most modest fashion ? Pierre Joseph digs the perspective of a simple potato. He looks for the direct and trivial attitude of XIXth century painters when they painted peasants, fields, meals, still lives. Today, with this accelerated information overflow, the task is, precisely not so simple. Just search for hashtags “#potatoes”, “#spuds” (and their variations, including Esperanto) on social networks or search engines to understand the abundance and diversity of the starchy crop vocabulary. The exhibition is built with and thanks to the potato. From the starch that fixes the image on film to the starchy paste that links the forty–five “endless photographs” to DOC’s wall. Pierre Joseph restricts the vocabulary in order to discern specific categories, clear intentions.

The potato, the seriality, the contextual shift. All these components blend together and genuinely generate the experience of the exhibition in an extended space–time setting. Today or in 10 years, here or somewhere else, Pierre Joseph presents us a living ecosystem that has developed since the start of the project, that is expressed during the time of the exhibition and that will be altered tomorrow.

Arthur Fouray
2018

FURTHER READING
Press_Release.pdf
Jean–François Millet : Pop down up
Julia Marchand
2018
Potatoes Love treaty
Norbert Nicolet, Jill Cousin
2018

PHOTOGRAPHY
Aurélien Mole

AcknowledgmentS
Air de Paris
Florence Bonnefous
Jérémie Bonnefous
Julie Boukobza
Elsa Carnielli
Lauren Coullard
Bice Curiger
Philippe Decrauzat
Nicolas Degrange
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles
Maja Hoffmann
Julia Marchand
Édouard Merino
Ana Mendoza Aldana

Mark
CURATOR

DOC

CURATOR TEAM
Damien Le Dévédec
2015—2017
Corentin Canesson 
2015—2018
Arthur Fouray
2016—2018
Jean Philip Lucas
2016—2017
Lucas Erin
2017
Marion Vasseur Raluy
2017
Eva Vaslamatzi
2017—
Daiga Grantina
2018—

DOC
26, rue du Docteur Potain, 75019, Paris, France

DOC is a not-for-profit organization. DOC fosters the sharing of artistic ideas, knowledge, and techniques with an aim to promoting and spreading contemporary creation.

Located 26 rue du docteur Potain in the XIXth arrondissement of Paris, the place allows both young and experienced artists as well as artisans to find a space to work and share their ideas in a context where the demand for workshops in Paris far exceeds the offer. As such, DOC actively participates in the life and dynamics of the neighbourhood.


ENDING EXPLAINED
An exhibition organized by Will Benedict with the students of the ECAL Fine Arts Master
Anaïs Aik
Will Benedict
Daniele Bonini
Stefania Carlotti
Loucia Carlier
Sara Cavicchioli
Raquel Dias
Caterina De Nicola
Pauline Forté
Emilie Fradella
Magdalena Froger
Charlie Gay
Catherine Heeb
Lorenza Longhi
Léa Jullien
Mandine Knöpfel
Una Björg Magnúsdóttir
Julie Monot, Agathe Naito
Jérôme Pfister
Alessandro Polo
Marco Rigoni
Hélène Spycher
Jeanne Wéry

Group SHOW
17.03 — 09.04.2018

Press Release
Will Benedict

Photography
Aurélien Mole


La Nuit Juste avant les Forêts
Carlotta Bailly–Borg
Benjamin Husson
Matthew Lutz–Kinoy
Flora Moscovici
Rallou Panagiotou

Group Show
20.10—12.11.2017

Press Release
Eva Vaslamatzi

Photography
Paul Nicoué


So Leggère
Francesco Cagnin

Solo Show
29.04 – 21.05.2017

Press Release
Michele D’Aurizio

Photography
Paul Nicoué


Guitars
Francis Baudevin

Solo Show
16.12 — 15.01.2017

Press Release
Francis Baudevin

Photography
Paul Nicoué


ROB A ROBE
Pauline Bastard
Jennifer Beteille
Louise Boghossian
Corentin Canesson
Lorraine Châteaux
César Chevalier
Claude Closky
Lauren Coullard
Philippe Decrauzat
Marcel Devilliers
Ligia Dias
Kim Farkas
Frédéric Gabioud
Mathieu Gargam
Daiga Grantina
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Antonin Fassio
Michel François
Sylvie Fleury
Antoine Giraud
Tarik Kiswanson
François Lancien-Guilberteau
Damien Le Dévédec
Rafaela Lopez
Jean-Philippe Lucas
Gabriel Méo
Justin Meekel
Tricia Middleton
Nouvelle Collection
  • Kim Bradford
  • Marie Benoite Fertin
  • Matthieu Brion
  • Alexis Chrun
  • Ludovic de Courson
  • Robin Garnier-Wenisch
  • Tania Gheerbrant
  • Caroline Grout
  • Dounia Ismaïl
  • Mahalia Kohnke-Jehl
  • Aurore Le Duc
  • Laure Mathieu
  • Garush Melkonyan
  • Sarah Nefissa Belhadjali
  • Lulù Nuti
  • Julia Pitaud
  • Lucie Planty
  • Camille Raimbault
  • Claudia Tennant
  • Elsa Werth & Marie Glaize
Néféli Papadimouli
Pierre Paulin
Kristin Reiman
Juliette Roche
Louise Siffert
Zoé de Soumagnat
Anafaia Supico
Eva Taulois
Thibault Tavernier
Alexis Tolmatchev
Virginie Vallée
Manuel Vieillot x Lois Blamire
Sara de la Villejegu
Demelza Watts
Camilla Wills
Alicia Zaton

Group Show
22.10—25.10.2016

PRESS RELEASE
Lauren Coullard
Arthur Fouray

Photography
Paul Nicoué


Acknowledgments
Théo Carrere
César Chevalier
Lauren Coullard
Nicolas Degrange
Kim Farkas
Antonin Fassio
Nicolas Fulconis
Mathieu Gargam
Thomas Jeppe
Rafaela Lopez
Jean Philip Lucas
Justin Meekel
Thibault Tavernier
Alexis Tolmatchev
Alicia Zaton

CURATOR

Silicon IVIalley

artist–run–space
2015—

CURATOR Team
Grégoire Bolay
Julien Fischer
Arthur Fouray
Frédéric Gabioud
Paul Limoujoux
Baker Wardlaw

Silicon IVIalley
Av. du Chablais 18, 1008 Prilly, Switzerland


Work Sucks
Gabriele Garavaglia

SOLO SHOW
17.02—29.04.2018

PHOTOGRAPHY
Remy Ugarte Vallejos


Terrasse 2017 —
Alfredo Aceto
Virginia Ariu
Diego de Atucha
Josse Bailly
Rose Ballmer
Jacques Bonnard
Paul Bonnet
Fabian Boschung
Noémie Boulon
Francesco Cagnin
Corentin Canesson & Damien Le Dévédec
Loucia Carlier
Christophe de Rohan Chabot
Lorraine Châteaux
Adrien Chevalley
Aisha Christison
Philippe Decrauzat
Nicolas Degrange
Basile Dinbergs
Natacha Donzé
Guillaume Ehinger
Lucas Erin
Agnès Ferla
Pierre Girardin
Gitte Hendrikx
Simone Holliger
Thomas Jeppe
Thomas Koenig
Stéphane Kropf
Elise Lammer
Tristan Lavoyer
Renaud Loda
Francois Mark
Guy Meldem
Guillaume Pilet
Sabrina Röthlisberger
Jessica Russ
Matthias Sohr
Sylvain Croci–Torti
Sébastien Verdon
Paulo Wirz
Alicia Zaton
...

Group Show
15.09.2017—

Photography
Frédéric Gabioud
Paul Nicoué


BREAK (FEAST)
Lauren Coullard

Solo Show
15.09 – 12.11.2017

Photography
Frédéric Gabioud
Paul Nicoué


C.R.P.
Damián Navarro

SOLO SHOW
10.06—27.08.2017

Photography
Julien Gremaud


free time
Demelza Watts

SOLO SHOW
01.04—23.04.2017

Photography
Frédéric Gabioud


Terrasse 2013—2017
Mixed media, 300 × 300 × 125 cm, 2017
Silicon IVIalley

ArtGenève
Stand D11, ArtGenève, Palexpo
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Genève, Suisse

Photography
Julien Gremaud


start the show: press the light
Antonin Fassio

SOLO SHOW
12.03—03.04.2016

Photography
Frédéric Gabioud


Guitare, Tanpura et Tabla électronique.
Myriam Stamoulis

Concert
16.05.2015

Photography
Cédric Streuli


Acknowledgments
All Artists
Pierre Belloni
Grégoire Bolay
Julien Fischer
Frédéric Gabioud
Stéphane Kropf
Paul Limoujoux
Jean-Luc Manz
Paul Nicoué
Baker Wardlaw

a + o -

Curator collective
2013—2015

a + o - is a collective curatorial practice observing objects as its subject. Lead by Nastassia Cougoulat Montel & Arthur Fouray, a + o - merges research with their individual art practices and invites to other artists and thinkers. Here, the aim is to start a conversation to observe pop culture through the mix of objects, from leftovers to works of art to consumables .

The study leads to select, extract, juxtapose, make use of. The research attitude can be seen as an onlooker spotting objects on the basis of a regular visual training. The selection then is the result of a careful validation process focused on appeal, heterogeneity, social signs and cultural idioms. Within “real-life” contexts of presentation, such as an exhibition context, objects can be presented and used as ready-mades, gestures, ingredients, representations.

a-plus-o-min.us is a showcase, a collection, a catalogue, a database connecting cross-cultural elements. It displays objects as “pack-shots” pictures, disconnected from any “real-life” typology of situation. Objects are seen with a “neutral” prism, as musical notes allowing to then compose. This approach follows advertising and merchandising methods as well as those inherited from the contemporary art field, to engage a critical thinking regarding the purposes and interconnectivities of consumerism.

a +
Arthur Fouray
o -
Nastassia Cougoulat Montel


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