“La Position de l’Amour” at Magasin CNAC, Grenoble

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What’s free to me? Identical factor it’s to you, you inform me. [Laughter](. . .) It’s only a feeling. It’s like how do you inform anyone the way it’s prefer to be in love. (. . .) You can not do it to avoid wasting your life. You possibly can describe issues, however you possibly can’t inform them, however you recognize it when it occurs. (. . .) That’s what I imply by free. I’ve had a pair occasions on stage after I actually felt free and that’s one thing else.
That’s actually one thing else! [Laughter]I’ll let you know what freedom is to me, no concern.
I imply actually no concern.
If I might have that half of my life. No concern.
A lot of kids haven’t any concern.
That’s the closest manner, that’s the one manner,
I can describe it, that’s not all of it,
however it’s one thing to essentially actually really feel.
[Jazz drumming begins softly]
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That is how the exhibition “La Place de L’Amour” begins. With voices, respiratory, screams, and a tense tonality that comes from a spot the place ache and pleasure, previous and future, come collectively. Like a start, with violence and sweetness. 

This exhibition considers love not solely as an emotion however as an act2, a stance, or a manner of being; a alternative to maneuver in the direction of a loving manner of seeing, listening to, and experiencing the “different.” Love is approached as a vital, emancipatory follow, an area of prospects that emerges from a constellation of parts: deep presence, engagement, recognition of interconnection, openness to the unknown. . .

The works gathered within the exhibition embrace and confront us with this place of affection.

The eleven artists come from totally different horizons, and every of them, with their very own language of types, gestures, textures, sounds, or actions, creates connections between individuals, territories, and temporalities. Their works reveal artwork’s capability to carve out new areas to breathe and to search out magnificence within the very coronary heart of the current second, thus changing into a set of methods for surviving the hostilities of the world.

This exhibition affirms the worth of artwork and creative follow as a significant device for regeneration throughout the context of the present disaster of creativeness that’s being demonstrated whereas humanity continues to erupt in violence. As expressed by Arundhati Roy, an creator whose phrases all the time stream from this place of affection, what issues is: “To like. To be liked. To always remember your individual insignificance. To by no means get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life round you. To hunt pleasure within the saddest locations. To pursue magnificence to its lair. To by no means simplify what’s difficult or complicate what is easy. To respect power, by no means energy. Above all, to look at. To attempt to perceive. To by no means look away. And by no means, by no means to overlook.”3, 1999

Taking part artists:
Rebecca Bellantoni
Ivan Cheng
Ufuoma Essi
Gabrielle Hill l’Hirondelle
Celin Jiang
Valentin
Noujaim
Prune Phi
Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings
Anna Solal
Alvaro Urbano.

Curated by
Céline Kopp

at Magasin CNAC, Grenoble
till March 12, 2023

1    Ufuoma Essi, All That You Can’t Go away Behind, 2019
2    bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions, 2000
3    Arundhati Roy, The Value of Residing


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