The exhibition Pas sommeil proposes to envision the summer of 2022 as the twilight of this pandemic that will have forbidden us to indulge in the forms of nightly wandering that we are so fond of and that have always been deeply rooted in Rennes’ DNA. The summer of 2022 will be the night during which transgressions will once again be possible, bringing back about collective experience and encounters that create meaning and form.
The exhibition wants to be open, festive, poetic, generous but also contemplative, surly and militant. It intends to evoke the party in its broadest sense – from the impromptu popular gathering to the dance floor, from the village party to the rock concert, from the techno rave to the queer culture… – by bringing together artistic practices from all horizons. The party will be the place of rejoicing as much as of resistance, the place of social, identity and cultural claims as well as of expiation, the place of the spectacular as well as of the intimate…
Marina Abramović, Boris Achour, Diane Arbus, Davide Balula, Marc-Camille Chaimowicz, Clément Cogitore, Zuzanna Czebatul, Edith Dekyndt, Rineke Dijkstra, Sylvie Fleury, Ceal Floyer, John Giorno, Nan Goldin, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Andreas Gursky, Keith Haring, Julie Hascoët, William Kentridge, Yarema Malashchuk & Roman Khimei, Bernhard Martin, Jean-François Monier, Tania Mouraud, Mark Neville, Vincent Olinet, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Cécile Paris, Tony Regazzoni, Delphine Reist, Georgina Starr, Agnès Varda, Piotr Uklański, Bárbara Wargner & Benjamin de Burca, Gillian Wearing.
Image : Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Celebration ? Realife Revisited (detail), 1972-2000. Collection Frac Bourgogne © Marc Camille Chaimowicz. Photo credit : André Morin