Ygrec

2021

D’UN CORPS À L’AUTRE, SE TENIR DEBOUT

Exhibition from June 8th to June 20th 2021

With: Morgane Baffier, Bocar Freeman, Mounir Gouri, Tibo Grougi, Stéphane Gaultier, Kathryn Marshall and Vincent ce soir

D’un corps à l’autre, se tenir debout introduces from June 8 to 20, 2021 at the Ygrec-ENSAPC art center and on June 19 and 20, 2021 at the Stalingrad square located in Aubervilliers, seven emerging artists engaged in performative actions, and recently graduated from the École nationale supérieure de Paris Cergy.

“Créer à partir de son corps” appeared in Paris Cergy in the 2000s, after the achievement of a teaching transversality, the development of dance courses, writing, sound creations, in a decade affected by September 11, a global economic crisis and the hope born of the rise of nomadic technologies loosening an aesthetic form of self.

The seven artists presented today continue this movement whose aesthetic and political will was to question the place of the bodies, their diversities, the words that carry them, their conditions of life and of display, their economies.

Mounir Gouri, Movida, 2019, Performance Maison des Arts de Malakoff, crédits photographiques Mounir Gouri
Mounir Gouri, Movida, 2019, Performance Maison des Arts de Malakoff, crédits photographiques Mounir Gouri

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE

Exhibition from February 13 to April 10, 2021

With : Ibai Hernandorena, NML, Mickey Pujolar Leray

‘Where Do We go From Here’ brings together the work of three artists whose creative protocols are nourished by the economic, social and architectural specificities of the landscapes which they intervene. Drawing on the richness and cultural diversity of Aubervilliers but also on its ongoing changes, ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ aims to transform the exhibition space into a place of reconnection: to oneself, to others and to the urban space as it exists. Various actions – screenings, tastings, workshops, research presentations and debates – will be carried out with the public, as invitations to rethink, in the city itself, our relationship to the immediate future.

Where Do We Go From Here, 2021, vue d’installation, © Objets pointus
Where Do We Go From Here, 2021, vue d’installation, © Objets pointus

SIMON BERGALA

TODAS LAS IDIOMAS EN RELACION

Exhibition from January 16 to 30, 2021

Joy invites an artist every month to take over a billboard in Aubervilliers, producing a 4x3m poster. For the fifth edition, Simon Bergala is showing a series of collages that reconfigure recurring elements: plants, fragments of fabrics and paint. While the first collage is spliced onto on a photograph of the street taken near the panel, the other versions are painted onto clothes that have been stretched on a frame. These paintings are hung in one of Ygrec’s windows – ENSAPC art center, and will be taken out to move through the streets of the city.

The paintings on clothes have in their structure this double possibility, of being both hung on the wall like a painting and of being worn. During the time of their exhibition, the paintings pass successively from one state to another: from hanging on the walls, defined by the static architecture of the Ygrec window, they are then worn in the streets, moving through public space.

Simon Bergala, Todas las idiomas en relacion, 2020. Photo : Joy.
Simon Bergala, Todas las idiomas en relacion, 2020. Photo : Joy.

POUR UNE THÈSE VIVANTE

CLAUDIA TRIOZZI

Exhibition from May 15 to June 3rd, 2021

Ygrec-ENSAPC welcomes Claudia Triozzi, artist and teacher at ENSAPC in a constantly evolving set up. Within the project she has been leading since 2011, “Pour une thèse vivante (For a living thesis)”, she implements a research embodied in “the doing”. Questioning the performative act, the history of practice and performance understood in the broad sense as the exercise of a given activity within a social body or a profession, “Pour une thèse vivante” attempts to go beyond the binary opposition of writing/plastic creation, research/performance. The exhibition space is transformed into a place of experimental research, towards the writing of a gesture. Various meetings and events will be organized at Ygrec-ENSAPC during the project.

“This moment of residency at the YGREC-ENSAPC art center is a creative elaboration of what has been here from the beginning: an act of sharing moving the field of know-how. Moments of exchange and pooling of materials will be organized to revisit, with participants, fragments of this work. “

Claudia Triozzi, "Pour une thèse vivante", vues d'installations, 2021, Ygrec-ENSAPC, Aubervilliers, © Margot Montigny
Claudia Triozzi, "Pour une thèse vivante", vues d'installations, 2021, Ygrec-ENSAPC, Aubervilliers, © Margot Montigny

FUTURES RÉCOLTES 

MARIE OUAZZANI & NICOLAS CARRIER

Exhibition from February 13 to April 10, 2021

Works by Marie Ouazzani and Nicolas Carrier are presented in two Ygrec-ENSAPC window displays. First is an installation entitled Goût métal composed of bouquets, images and infusions. The infusions which are meant to be drunk (and visual of which creates a sculptural effect), let us glimpse into the future landscape of Aubervilliers. Each recipe includes a mix between the local plants and others which have been accommodated because of the climate change. In the second window display, the artists present two videos taken from a larger project entitled Extra tropical. This project brings together several short videos made in European port cities. As one would compose the herbarium each video evokes, through a specific tropical plant, the history of a given city.

Goût métal, 2021, vue d’installation, © Objets pointus
Goût métal, 2021, vue d’installation, © Objets pointus

APHÉLIE, TOUTES LES ÉTOILES SONT DÉJÀ MORTES 

Exhibition from January 16 to 30, 2021

With: Communauté Béta, Kévin Blinderman et Azzeazy

Curator: Hugo Bausch Belbachir (ENSAPC student)

In an article published shortly before his death, Pier Paolo Pasolini evoked, through the luminous and altered image of tiny insects, human bodies filled with love and desire and their inability to survive in a world destroyed by the industrial system. This is how the exhibition Aphélie, toutes les étoiles sont déjà mortes [Aphelia, all the stars are already dead] tends to highlight a worried relationship to the world, upset by climatic, political and social turmoils.

It is intended as a place of refuge with an uncertain status, inhabited by the thermal sculptures of Kévin Blinderman, the drawing of a disturbing double figure by Azzeazy and a sound installation by Communauté Béta with purgatory and contemplative echoes.

Aphélie, toutes les étoiles sont déjà mortes, 2021, Vue d’installation, Centre d’art Ygrec-ENSAPC, Aubervilliers, France © Objets pointus
Aphélie, toutes les étoiles sont déjà mortes, 2021, Vue d’installation, Centre d’art Ygrec-ENSAPC, Aubervilliers, France © Objets pointus