Bye Bye Ducks and Drakes ! (Ricochets) at Villa du Parc Annemasse

Bye Bye Ducks and Drakes ! (Ricochets)- Curator Garance Chabert

A proposed publication by Christophe Daviet-Thery focus on Bruno Munari with Leonor Antunes, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Yann Sérandour, Johannes Wohnseifer, Erwin Wurm  ( co-edition with the Cneai)et Matteo Terzaghi and Marco Zürcher.(co-edition with La Villa du Parc)

The “Two for Tea” season devoted to various forms of artistic collaboration will close with a summer show that extends and enrichies the experiments that were at work in the earlier shows of the series.

Indeed, a good many ricochets are to be expected. Echoes between works, references harking back to subjectively chosen historical sources, reminiscences of past displays – such elements form independent presentations at the Villa.

And since the run of the earlier show wasn’t enough to transform them, the spring landscape of Thu Van Tran will continue to fade away on the veranda throughout the summer. Their alomost imperceptible diminshing is microred by a video piece by Estefania Penafiel Loaiza in which a mysterious gesture of erasure brings with it a new apparition.

Because certain friendships and complicities sometimes spark that desire to do art together, a work from the collection of MAMCO jointly created by Philippe Decrauzat and Stéphane Dafflon will also be on display, continuing the dialog between two artists that was first undertaken last winter by Aurélien Mole and Julien Tiberi. Moreover, to reshuffle the cards in terms of how the art is displayed, and following on the heels of the many joint works inspired by the “Sir Thomas Trope” show, the Villa is pleased to present a project that Christophe Daviet-Thery has developped around the publication in poster form of an article by Bruno Munari “Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair” which was first published in Domus in 1944. Pther artists have leapt to the occasion with their reactions and original pieces. The latest effort to date is three silkscreens by a pair of Swiss artists, the duo Matteo Terzaghi and Marco Zürcher, in a joint production with the Villa done especially for this show.

Opening show  20th July at 5pm to 28th September 2013.

Special thanks to Laetitia Chauvin 


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