Alexandre Lavet
Projects

Everyday, I don't.


Passerelle Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brest (FR)
15.09.18 05.01.19
Curator: In Extenso
As part of the creation aid - Clermont Auvergne Métropole

At the Passerelle Contemporary Art Center, Everyday, I don’t. offers a seemingly empty space in which the artist stages a possible narrative for the exhibition space; a space that is waiting between installation and deinstallation. The negative impulse of the title could indeed indicate the artist’s decision to do nothing at all, which would explain this state of latent abandon. Alexandre Lavet invites us in the form of a paradox, to ask ourselves about the concept of artistic work, which is often imperceptible and difficultly quantifiable.

Dispersed and fading into their environment, the artworks deploy a presence via absence, which spares us from the effect of an artwork that is too physical and voluminous and which imposes itself upon us and which demands of us a state of passivity in the face of its very existence. The artist in this way engages the visitor to make an effort to seek, to question the status of the exhibition and of the work of art, in the standardized context of exhibition spaces at the moment of a spectacular and consumerist turning point in culture.


⤷ Press release


Auto-closing door made for the entrance of the exhibition space
Glimpse from the door
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Les oubliés, 2016 — Acrylic paint on wall — 11,7 x 2 cm
Ensemble of various artworks
Drawings on folded Awagami Silk Pure White 62g.
Exhibition view
Ensemble of various artworks
Drawing on cutted and folded baking paper
Acte n°16: «Paint areas defined by artworks in the exhibition», 2015 — Alkyde and acrylic paint on wall — 30 x 40 cm each one
Ensemble of various artworks
Exhibition view
Ensemble of various artworks
La Fournée à Brest, 2018 — Color pencils on folded silk paper, glue — 7,6 x 11,4 x 20,3 cm
Catulle, 2018 — Graphite on torned Awagami Silk Pure White 62g — 17,7 x 10,8 cm
The Real Truth of Mankind, 2018 — Synthetic plaster, toner transfer — 2 elements, 0,5 x 6,5 x 13 cm each
Acte n°14: «Change a neon for antoher colour than the one in the space», 2014 — Philipps Master TL-D 58W/865 — 150 x Ø 2 cm
Acte n°2: «Hang a nylon thread at eye level», 2014 — Nylon thread — Ø 0.15 mm
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