27 Sep 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
The museum between light and shadow
27 September 2014 – 11 January 2015
Curator : Pierre Bal-Blanc
The exhibition Soleil politique invites the visitor to follow an itinerary that begins, immediately upon entering the Museion, at the very heart of the works on exhibit, before extending out into the city. The first curatorial decision consists of overturning the hierarchy that traditionally separates the reception area from the lofty content beyond, the former at the ground floor of the building, the latter above. This spatial undertaking seeks to expand the use of the museum’s interior to include its architecture as an integral part of the exhibition experience. Employing space in this way contrasts with the rules upheld by the traditional art museum or places of worship that prepare access to their contents in successive stages.
The fourth and last floor of the museum, transformed into a belvedere, offers a panoramic view of the city that can be contemplated with reference points from the exhibition in mind. From here, the visit continues in the city itself, throughout its streets, avenues and bridges, and in a number of the city’s buildings that form an integral part of the exhibition.
Soleil politique thus examines the role of the museum in the urban environment by looking back at the Museion’s history and mission from the perspective of artists in all disciplines: architects, filmmakers, performers, musicians, composers, etc. The exhibition includes models, sculptures, short films, documents and other medium, from major and well-known artists, along with the participation of lesser-known artistic practices.
Artists: Mathieu Abonnenc, Silvano Agosti, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Josef Dabernig, Alberto Garutti, Marcus Geiger, Isa Genzken, Prinz Gholam, Dan Graham, Mauricio Guill?, Sanja Iveković, Beno? Maire, Marcello Maloberti, Marianne Maric, R?di Martino, Mattin, Isidoro Valc?cel Medina, Marta Minuj?, Deimantas Narkevicius, Rainer Oldendorf, Roman Ond?, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Emilie Parendeau, Gianni Pettena, Pratchaya Phinthong, Emilio Prini, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, R&Sie(n) Fran?is Roche - Stephanie Lavaux - Jean Navarro, Bernhard R?diger, Matthieu Saladin, Santiago Sierra, Terre Thaemlitz, Slaven Tolj, Ron Tran,Annie Vigier et Franck Apertet, Marie Voignier, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Lois Weinberger, Lawrence Weiner.
Including works by Raimund Abraham, Robert Breer, KP Brehmer, Marcel Broodthaers, CAPC mus? d'art contemporain de Bordeaux – Philippe Thomas, Achille Castiglioni, Giorgio De Chirico, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Walter Pichler, Carlo Scarpa, Allan Sekula, Sturtevant.