International Fair of Contemporart Art – August 29-31, 2014
Professionnal preview (by invitation only)
Open to all public
Exhibition untill September 14, 201
This summer, Nathalie Daviet-Thery will take part in ART-O-RAMA Marseille contemporary art fair, which will be held on August 29, 30 and 31, 2014.
Together, Nathalie Daviet-Thery and Michèle Didier present a shared curatorial project for this edition of Art-O-Rama 2014. Conceptual art is the common thread running through the works selected by both publishers.
mfc-michèle didier presents SOMETHING IN A BOX by Robert Barry, replaying on its own scale — 10,2 x 15,2 cm — the measurements of the cards — here 62 — that were distributed about forty years ago. This new production actualizes the artist’s work Index Cards, initially created in 1971. A box made of walnut wood gathers here 62 index cards, each one proposing a different statement by Robert Barry. Art lovers, an unbound book by the same artist, contains 31 portraits of famous «Art Lovers» who were photographed by Robert Barry. They are hidden behind a black surface where only the perforation of a word reveals a few clues on the identity of the people behind it. The reader has thus no choice but to reconstruct their faces, to imagine new identities and to replace the «Art Lovers» selected by the artist.
Nathalie Daviet-Thery invites the artists Claire Morel and Yann Sérandour to re-appropriate, each in their own way, the Art & Project Bulletin number 72 realized in 1973 by Lawrence Weiner, following up the Four proposals for changing Bulletin 72 by Michael Riedel. For Claire Morel, it is all about reducing the bulletin’s inked surface, according to her own modus operandi. Yann Sérandour will on the other hand react to a «stained» version of the bulletin.
Michael Riedel, Four proposals for changing bulletin 72, 2011
Edition of 25 signed and numbered copies
4 offset prints, 21 x 29,7 cm
Unique piece, 2012