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Les Trois Mouseketeers - Tout Pour Rien

FABIENNE AUDÉOUD - DAN MITCHELL - JOHN RUSSELL

From Saturday 26 February to Sunday 29 May 2022

Opening: Friday 25 February 2022 at 6.00PM


 

This exhibition is supported by Fluxus Art Projects and Nagel’s shops in Puttelange-aux-Lacs.

 

The CAC – la synagogue de Delme, Fabienne Audéoud, Dan Mitchell and John Russell would like to thank Josette Nagel and Nagel’s shops in Puttelange-aux-Lacs ; Fluxus Art Projects ; Guillaume Lemuhot ; the municipal employees of Delme.

Dan Mitchell, Fabienne Audéoud, and John Russell become Les Trois Mouseketeers to compose a “six-handed” exhibition, a collaborative project devised and created by these three artists. All three started out in the 1990s, after studying art in London, they each developed a personal or collaborative practice at the margins of YBA (Young British Artists).[1] They participated in the development of parallel art forms to those of these artist-stars, oriented towards a critique of the art world of the day, presented through incongruous gestures, “bad art” creations with no virtues, shouting down hierarchies through awareness-raising provocation, with a lot of humour and light relief, detached from all commercial stakes. Now in their fifties, the three artists have kept in touch over the last twenty-five years, while John Russell cofounded BANK,[2] Dan Mitchell Poster Studio[3], and Fabienne Audéoud collaborated with John Russell on several performative projects from the early 2000s. Up until today, a shared energy has sustained their respective and collaborative practice: each of them uses language as a material – whether it is performed in a corporeal or auditive manner; articulated as painting, sculpture, or through slogans imitating the advertising-media machine; raising nonsense and the grotesque to the status of principles – in order to lay bare the common inversion of logics and the normalising of the absurd.

 

Fabienne Audéoud (1968) lives and works in Paris. She is a graduate of the Goldsmiths College of Art, London.

Her work in collaboration with John Russell has been shown in group and solo exhibitions at, among others: ICA, London; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle; Sotheby’s and Maccarone, New York; Bregenzer Kunstverein; Art Projects, Dublin; Villa Arson, Nice; Petit Palais, Paris; and Confort Moderne, Poitiers. Since 2017, she has presented solo exhibitions with Mécènes du Sud (Sète, Marseille); CAC – la synagogue de Delme; Island, Brussels; Tonus, Paris; La Salle de bain, Lyon; and Karst, Plymouth. She has also participated in group exhibitions at the Galerie Sultana, Paris; the Villa Arson, Nice; the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Galerie High Art, Paris. She has presented performances at the Villa du Parc, Annemasse; Circuit, Lausanne; Credac, Ivry; and the Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris, among others.

www.fabienneaudeoud.com

 

Dan Mitchell (1966) lives and works in London. He is a graduate of Kingston Polytechnic (fine arts section), London.

He is the founder of Death LOLZ, the publisher of Hard Mag, and co-founder of artist Self-Publishing Fair (ASP Fair).

His work has recently been presented in solo exhibitions at LUMA Westbau, Zurich; Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn; Ludlow 38, New York; Oracle, Berlin; Celine Gallery, Glasgow; Xero Kline & Coma, London; Munich Kunstverein, Munich; God Gallery, London; Watch It Gallery, London; and Lima Zulu, London. He has also participated in group exhibitions at Tonus, Paris; Stadtgaleria, Bern; Cylinder, Seoul; CAC – la synagogue de Delme; LUMA Westbau, Zurich; Shanaynay, Paris; Jenny’s, Los Angeles; Svetlana, NYC; Le Bourgeois, London; ICA, London; Dold Projects, Germany; artist Self-Publishing Fair, London; Artists Space, New York; Corvi-Mora and Greengrassi Gallery, London; Gagosian Gallery, London; and The Drawing Center, New York, among others.

www.destroyhardmag.com

@webcult

 

John Russell (1963) lives and works in London. He is a graduate of the Goldsmiths College of Art, London.

His work was recently presented in solo exhibitions at High Art, Arles; Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York; High Art, Paris; Kunsthalle, Zürich; Black Church Print Studio, Dublin; and MOT International London and Brussels, among others. He has also participated in group exhibitions including at the CAC – la synagogue de Delme; the Villa Arson, Nice; Noah Klink Gallery, Berlin; Sandy Brown, Berlin; Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris; Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Emalin, London; Center for Contemporary Art Derry, Londonderry; and Treignac Projet, Treignac.

www.john-russell.org

 

[1]    Young British Artists is the name given to a group of British artists active from the late 1980s and well known for their shock strategies, use of disposable materials, frenetic lifestyle, and attitude, at once confrontational and enterprising. They have obtained considerable media coverage and dominated British art throughout the 1990s.

[2]    BANK (1991–2003) was a group of artists (including, at different times John Russell, Simon Bedwell, Dino Demosthenous, Milly Thompson, David Burrows, and Andrew Williamson) who organised a series of collective exhibitions. Affirming a resolutely provocative and anti-establishment position, BANK constantly attacked the mechanisms and structures of the art world and its modes of communication, with devilish humour – whether it concerned the status of the artist, gallerist, or curator. 

[3]    Poster Studio (1994–1996) was an experimental art space founded by Dan Mitchell, with Josephine Pryde, Nils Norman, and Merlin Carpenter, its aim was to produce a critical analysis of the contemporary London art world.

Friday 25 February 2022 - 6.00PM
The CAC - la synagogue de Delme is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Les Trois Mouseketeers - Tout Pour Rien by Fabienne Audéoud - Dan Mitchell - John Russell on Friday February 25th from 6pm attended by the artists.  Free shuttle from Metz for the opening of the exhibition. Departing at 5:15pm from 90 rue aux Arènes, behind the train...

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Friday 25 February 2022 - 5.15PM
Free shuttle from Metz for the opening of the exhibition Les Trois Mouseketeers - Tout Pour Rien by Fabienne Audéoud - Dan Mitchell - John Russell. Departing at 5:15pm from 90 rue aux Arènes, behind the train station (« pôle d’échange multimodal »). Reservations : 03 87 01 43 42 or info@cac-synagoguedelme.org...

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Thursday 3 March 2022 - 5.00PM
Teachers will be welcomed by Camille Grasser, head of education program, for an introduction to the exhibition Les Trois Mouseketeers - Tout Pour rien by Fabienne Audéoud - Dan Mitchell - John Russell.  Thursday 3rd March at 5pm at the synagogue.

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Saturday 26 March 2022 - 3.00PM
Come and discover the exhibition Les Trois Mouseketeers - Tout Pour Rien by Fabienne Audéoud - Dan Mitchell - John Russell during a guided tour by the curator, Benoît Lamy de La Chapelle, director of the CAC - la synagogue de Delme.   Free. Booking at 03 87 01 43 42 or info@cac-synagoguedelme.org

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Wednesday 30 March 2022 - 2.00PM
Led by Camille Grasser, head of education program, and artist Katia Mourer, these workshops allow children to discover the current exhibition through a playful, concrete approach to the exhibited works. 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.

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Wednesday 30 March 2022 - 10.00AM
Discovery of the current exhibition Les Trois Mouseketeers through a sensitive approach of the artworks: observation, listening, experimentation.  An exploration filled with emotions and sensations ! From 1 to 3 years old. From 10 AM to 10.45 AM.  Free. Reservation required: rpe@cc-saulnois.fr / 03 87 01 17 88.   This event is organised in partnership with...

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Wednesday 27 April 2022 - 2.00PM
Led by Camille Grasser, head of education program, and artist Katia Mourer, these workshops allow children to discover the current exhibition through a playful, concrete approach to the exhibited works. 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.

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Wednesday 18 May 2022 - 10.00AM
Play-workshop around the exhibition Les Trois Mouseketeers by Fabienne Audéoud, Dan Mitchell et John Russell.  From 10am to 11:30am at the CAC - la synagogue de Delme For children aged 7 and up.  Free Reservation required with the Médiathèque : +33 (0)3 87 01 39 91.   

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Saturday 21 May 2022 - 3.00PM
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.    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.    Free. Reservation required : +33 (0)3...

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Wednesday 25 May 2022 - 2.00PM
Led by Camille Grasser, head of education program, and artist Katia Mourer, these workshops allow children to discover the current exhibition through a playful, concrete approach to the exhibited works. 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.

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