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    I would prefer not to
    04 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
    Carte blanche
    PBProject, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
    For this project, Alexandre Lavet borrows Herman Melville’s famous line “I would prefer not to” claimed by Bartleby, protagonist of the 1953 eponym short story. Transposed for the exhibition, it could symbolically make reference to the gallerist’s and the visitors’ expectations towards today’s artists who are supposed to appropriate the exhibition space with their interventions. “I would prefer not to” opens up a double reading, between the apparent denial to make artwork and the presence of a form extolling the idea of rest and procrastination as a creative outcome.
    Press release