La partie continue 2
Artists: Martin Boyce, Delphine Coindet, Sylvie Fanchon, Ivan Fayard, Véronique Joumard, Mathieu Mercier, Daniel Perrier, Anselm Reyle, Didier Rittener, John Tremblay, Jens Wolf
Curatorship: Claire Le Restif
In November 2003, I inaugurated my artistic project for the Crédac with a group exhibition entitled La partie continue 1 (Karina Bisch, Stéphane Calais, Nicolas Chardon, Philippe Decrauzat, Barbara Gallucci, Jacques Julien, Didier Marcel, Mathieu Mercier, François Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Christian Robert-Tissot).
The title of this project carries several meanings: the part continues at Crédac, the part continues for the history of art, the part continues…really.
Originality, authenticity, continuity, are they still issues for art? Many artists today, informed, cultivated and aware, see historical forms as a vast database available which they are reactivating.
In the same way, they quote, replay, refer to, vary, recycle, combine filiations and manage to modify artistic creation significantly. Art is also nourished by art.
This exhibition is seen as a device: that is, made up of heterogeneous elements functioning as so many distinct points of view and peculiarities, in an attempt to establish a connection between the individual works, within the overall context of the whole.
Paintings, murals, drawings, sculptures, mobile objects are the elements.
Claire Le Restif