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Inversion / Aversion

Marta CARADEC, Vincent CHEVILLON, Hélène DELPRAT, Jimmie DURHAM, Corentin GROSSMANN, HIPPOLYTE HENTGEN, Anna Maria MAIOLINO, Denis SAVARY

From Saturday 10 November to Sunday 17 February 2019


Curators: 
Alain Colardelle, Camille Grasser, Juliette Hesse, Fanny Larcher-Collin
Exhibition assistant:
Marie Cozette

 

Monsters haunt the collective imagination, mythology and the history of art. All civilisations are inhabited by monsters, from cave painting to Japanese manga, by way of The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch or surrealist excesses. 
A monster is an absolute divergence, an anomaly, a hybrid. They thoroughly challenge the world’s norms and rational customs, undermining our assurance, blurring the boundaries between rational and irrational, real and imaginary. These beings from the fringes are also there to better exorcise our fears and create bridges between worlds that are otherwise impenetrable. Whether revered or detested, they are essentially figures of otherness. Since we need others, we need monsters to better understand our profound nature. 

The exhibition brings together nine contemporary artists who, in one way or another, practice an art of hybridisation, drawing from an infinite repertoire of forms and cultural references.

We could look at the works accepting that they unsettle us and push us to our limits, and that they ultimately enable us to go beyond prejudices while going beyond ourselves.

Inversion / Aversion is a chance to reverse values, hierarchies and the established order. If monsters invite us to rethink power dynamics and social norms, the exhibition echoes this inversion dynamic: it is collectively curated by the staff of the art centre, allowing everyone to go beyond the roles usually assigned to them.  

 

From Wednesday 14 November to Sunday 27 January 2019
Harpies, polycephale creatures and sea monsters: here are some specimens from the bestiary of the Musée de l’Image - Épinal shown at the Gue(ho)st House in Delme. Come and discover the popular images from the museum’s collection through the prism of the monster. This exhibition is showcased as part of the Inversion/Aversion parallel program. This exhibition is...

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Wednesday 23 January 2019 - 2.00PM
From 2pm to 5pm at the CAC - la synagogue de Delme - Gue(ho)st House.  For children aged 6-11 Free. Reservation required : +33 (0)3 87 01 43 42. Led by Camille Grasser, head of visitor services, and artist Katia Mourer, these workshops allow children to discover the current exhibition through a playful, concrete approach to the exhibited...

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Wednesday 6 February 2019 - 2.00PM
From 2pm to 5pm at the CAC - la synagogue de Delme - Gue(ho)st House.  For children aged 6-11 Free. Reservation required : +33 (0)3 87 01 43 42. Led by Camille Grasser, head of visitor services, and artist Katia Mourer, these workshops allow children to discover the current exhibition through a playful, concrete approach to the exhibited works.

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Saturday 16 February 2019 - 3.00PM
From 3pm to 4pm30 at the CAC -  la synagogue de Delme and the Gue(ho)st House. For children aged 5 to 12 accompanied by their parents.  The art centre is offering a workshop for children and their parents! Little ones and bigger ones can come and share a convivial moment playfully discovering works of art.  Free. Reservation required : +33 (0)3 87 01 43 42. 

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