Alexandre Lavet
Projects

Les enfants du sabbat 15


Creux de l'enfer - CAC, Thiers (FR)
19.03.14 04.05.14
Curator: Frédéric Bouglé
Associated curators: Roland Cognet, Philippe Eydieu, Joël Tardy

With his series that he calls ‘Actes’, Alexandre Lavet establishes a list of possible gestures in the exhibition space. It may be as simple as sweeping the broom and leaving the collected dust in a corner or hanging a nylon thread from the ceiling at eye level. These interventions very slightly derail the framework that constitutes the exhibition space by revealing the trace of human activity that is usually hidden in this place. A trace, hardly surprising and barely visible, reveals this place and the stories that live inside it.

For the present exhibition, Alexandre Lavet has created several ‘Actes’ which are as many ways of making Creux de l’enfer a place of an investigation on the conditions of the works' presentations.


With: Alex Chevalier, Gaëlle Choisne, Márcia Figueredo, Mélanie Lefebvre, Golnâz Pâyâni, David Posth-Kohler, Pablo Réol, Octave Rimbert-Rivière, Fabien Steichen, Josselin Vidalenc, Daniela Zuniga-Arancibia


Invited Art critic: François Aubart
Photos: Vincent Blesbois


Exhibition view
Acte n°9: « Sweep the exhibition space and leave the collected remains », 2013
Acte n°7: « Sprinkle a little bit of sand on the floor », 2013
Acte n°16: « Paint areas defined by other works in the exhibition », 2014 – Acrylic paint & alkyde on wall – ??cm each (After works by Pablo Réol)
Acte n°16: « Paint areas defined by other works in the exhibition », 2014 – Acrylic paint & alkyde on wall – ??cm each (After works by Pablo Réol)
Acte n°3: « Tighten a cable tie », 2014 – Nylon cable tie
Acte n°6: « Stick a chewing-gum », 2014

Acte n°23: « Light a latent room in the space », 2014

Acte n°14: « Leave fingerprints », 2014 – Graphite on wall – Variable dimensions
Acte n°14: « Leave fingerprints », 2014 – Graphite on wall – Variable dimensions

Acte n°14: « Leave fingerprints », 2014 – Graphite on wall – Variable dimensions

Les oubliés, 2013 – Enameled porcelain – Variable dimensions
Act n°17: « Place a houseplant », 2014

Act n°17: « Place a houseplant », 2014

Act n°17: « Place a houseplant », 2014

Act n°17: « Place a houseplant », 2014

Acte n°12: « Annotate personal references », 2014

Acte n°12: « Annotate personal references », 2014 (Sentence in a photo by Pablo Réol)

Exhibition view
Acte n°21: « Place a winning ticket », 2014 – FDJ illiko Astro lottery ticket – 13 x 9 cm
Les oubliés, 2011 – Graphite – 7 cm each
Les oubliés, 2011 – Graphite – 7 cm each
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