Exhibitions


CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FR)   20 June 2019 - 2 February 2020

Histoire de l'art cherche personnages...

The CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux has partnered with the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image in Angoulême and the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art to present an extensive group exhibition based on their respective collections. Entitled Histoire de l’art cherche personnages… (History of Art Seeks Protagonists), the exhibition gathers over one hundred works focusing on the representation of the human figure and the individual’s existence in its struggle with the environment, with history and with others.

Curators : Alice Motard with Anne Cadenet and François Poisay (CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux) ; Anne Hélène Hoog (Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image, Angoulême) and Yan Schubert (Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Genève).

Major works from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art forming part of the Narrative Figuration movement (paintings from the 1960s by Gilles Aillaud, Erró, Gérard Fromanger and Jacques Monory) are shown alongside original artwork (plates, graphic novels, installations) by contemporary comic-book authors, scriptwriters and artists, as well as selected works from the CAPC’s own collection. The works on display have been assembled into a thematic journey based on an original exhibition design that borrows its formal vocabulary from Martin Vaughn-James’s visual novel The Cage.

The first part of the exhibition is dedicated to formal explorations of human representation and existence. Between absence, disappearance, becoming-animal, incompleteness and proliferation, the artists’ quest essentially revolves around the human figure.

The second, more narrative, chapter of the exhibition is in search of meaning, or rather, of what ‘makes sense’ for humans. How do they consider their (material, moral, social) existence, how do they manage their relationships to others or themselves (their ‘inner demons’)? And how does the individual’s story, or history with a small ‘h’, fit in the grand narrative?

Among other things, this joint exhibition project aims to chart the main developments and achievements in the figurative arts since the end of the 1960s. To what extent have artists reconsidered the question of narrative or social and political critique? How do they manage to root their work in reality, this ‘precious movement of life’, as the art critic Gérald Gassiot-Talabot called it, which has undergone profound social, economic, geopolitical and technological changes?

Press review

Cahier du Monde — 21.06.2019
« La Fondation Gandur, un partenaire de choix... et plus si affinités »

Histoire de l'art cherche personnages... — 30.05.2019
« Histoire de l'art cherche personnages... »

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Works on loan

Valerio ADAMI
Privacy, gli omosessuali
Février-mars 1967
Gilles AILLAUD
Une grande famille de lions
1969
Gilles AILLAUD
Serpent, porte et mosaïque
1972
Gilles AILLAUD
Grille et grillage
1971
Eduardo ARROYO
La Femme sans tête
1964
Eduardo ARROYO
Neuf lendemains de Waterloo
1964-1965
ERRÓ
The Popular Queen
1967
Peter KLASEN
Fait du jour
1968
Gérard FROMANGER
Paramount cinéma
1971
Peter KLASEN
Grand lavabo + 3 interrupteurs
1968
Peter KLASEN
Robinet n° 5
1968
Jacques MONORY
Meurtre n° IX (Portrait de Camille Adami)
1968
Jacques MONORY
Meurtre n° VI
1968
Jacques MONORY
Meurtre n° V – Variation avec miroir
1968
Jacques MONORY
En murmurant
1970
Jacques MONORY
Opéra glacé n° 10 – Penn Opera
1975
Pierre SOULAGES
Peinture 81 x 60 cm, 28 novembre 1955
28 novembre 1955
Valerio ADAMI
Interno pubblico
Février-septembre 1969
ERRÓ
Intérieur américain n° 5
1968
Jacques MONORY
14 juillet privé
1967
Bernard RANCILLAC
Le Secret de Morton
1966
Gilles AILLAUD
La Table d'entomologiste
1960
Jacques MONORY
Velvet Jungle n° 7
1969
Antonio SEGUÍ
À vous de faire l'histoire
1969
Pierre BURAGLIO
Châssis
1974
Gérard FROMANGER
L'Autre
1971
Jacques MONORY
Velvet jungle n° 15
1971
EQUIPO REALIDAD
La familia americana
1969-1970
Noël DOLLA
Croix
1976
EQUIPO CRÓNICA
La fila ou Autoridades
1965
Gérard FROMANGER
Le Voyou
1971
Pierre BURAGLIO
Châssis
1974
Bernard RANCILLAC
Anastasia chez son coiffeur à New York
1970
Bernard PAGÈS
Fagot
1968
Christian BABOU
Piscine – Grillage à bordure défensive
Janvier 1974