“The Inner Island” at Villa Carmignac, Porquerolles Island

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To start with are landscapes and our bodies, landscapes in our bodies then, as desires typically like to supply, a tangle of state of affairs, conditions which can be blurry, nice, and generally disturbing. Confronted with work appearing as mirages, the gaze wanders.

Whereas up to date artwork has by no means been as political or engaged with the world as it’s now, an entire part of creation, and notably in portray, is seemingly breaking away from it with the intention to provide vertiginous immersions into interior worlds and recesses. What’s the significance of this present distancing from actuality?

Greater than eighty works by fifty artists, from personal and public collections, together with the Carmignac Assortment, but additionally new productions, draw the dotted outlines of an interior island, inviting every customer to fill within the gaps in their very own approach. From Peter Doig to Anna-Eva Bergman, from Ali Cherri to Auguste Rodin, the exhibition proposes to confront guests with these totally different worlds floating outdoors of identified geographies and temporalities.

The exhibition will function archipelagos, as with Agnieszka Kurant’s set up sculpted by termites, below the water ceiling of the Villa Carmignac. Unusual presences, human, animal, hybrid or supernatural, will populate the place, due to work by Andrew Cranston and Verne Dawson, in addition to the sculptures by Francis Uprichard and Corentin Grossmann within the gardens. We must give up ourselves: vertigo and tipping factors await us within the both photo voltaic or crepuscular universes of Harold Ancart, Marcella Barceló, Tursic & Mille and Christine Safa.

Though the exhibition offers rise to a fictional, psychological and summary island, we’re incessantly reminded of the true Mediterranean island due to works which have been created on Porquerolles greater than a century in the past (Jean-Francis Auburtin, Henri-Edmond Cross), a number of years in the past (Bernard Pesce, Bernard Plossu) or a number of weeks earlier than the opening (Darren Almond and Jennifer Douzenel). The island’s vitality, its suspended temporality and its fragility, produce these dialogues with works whose poetry is contagious, inviting us to alter scales and ask ourselves concerning the inventive gesture and its present scope.

Taking part artists:
Caroline Achaintre, Etel Adnan, Darren Almond, Harold Ancart, Giulia Andreani, Lucas Arruda, Jean-Francis Auburtin, Marcella Barceló, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anna-Eva Bergman, Ragna Bley, Tim Breuer, Alexander Calder, Ali Cherri, Francesco Clemente, Marcus Cope, Andrew Cranston, Henri-Edmond Cross, Verne Dawson, Jérémy Demester, Peter Doig, Jennifer Douzenel, Antoine Espinasseau, Helen Frankenthaler, Rodney Graham, Corentin Grossmann, Simon Hantaï, Camille Henrot, David Horvitz, Cathy Josefowitz, Pia Krajewski, Agnieszka Kurant, Roy Lichtenstein, Luz Moreno & Anaïs Silvestro, Jill Mulleady, Otobong Nkanga, Albert Oehlen, Bernard Pesce, Bernard Plossu, Sigmar Polke, Auguste Rodin, Christine Safa, Edgar Sarin, Norbert Schwontkowski, Kiki Smith, Léon Spilliaert, Tursic & Mille, Francis Upritchard, Frank Walter, Christopher Wool

With everlasting artworks by:
Miquel Barceló, Huma Bhabha, Olaf Breuning, Jean Denant, Tom Friedman, Jeppe Hein, Wang Keping, Cornelia Konrads, Gonzalo Lebrija, Tony Matelli, Janaina Mello Landini, Bruce Nauman, Jaume Plensa, Michel Redolfi, Ugo Rondinone, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Nil Udo et Vhils

Curated by
Jean-Marie Gallais

at Villa Carmignac, Porquerolles Island
till November 5, 2023

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