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LILLE3000 | NOVACÈNE

Gare Saint-Sauveur – Lille, France

Art orienté objet

From May 14 to October 2, 2022

In his latest book, the English scientist James Lovelock announces a new era, the Novacene, which will succeed our current era, the Anthropocene, marked by climatic and environmental upheavals caused by human activity.

Nearly 50 years after his hypothesis, Gaia, which asserted that the Earth is a living being, this famous English environmentalist optimistically predicts a positive relationship between man and the environment, aided by technology. The Novacene exhibition, which takes place in all the spaces of the Gare Saint Sauveur, is part of this post-anthropocene utopia and reveals its signs.

The artists presented are the avant-garde of a new civilization in the making. Seismographers of the last tremors of a hyper carbonated world (Allora & Calzadilla, Julian Charrière, Maarten Vanden Eynde), explorers of the subtle kinships between living beings (Fabien Léaustic), alchemists of climatic phenomena (Marie-Luce Nadal, Bigert & Bergstörm, Bianca Bondi), artists place care (Object Oriented Art, Otobong Nkanga), action (Lucy+Jorge Orta), senses (,Zheng Bo, Anna Komarova) at the heart of a reinvested common good, and raise the ethical questions of this next world (Haroon Mirza). In an eco-design approach, Novacene becomes a place of exploration, dream and union at the time of the last chance to have a viable future.

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LILLE3000 | LE SERPENT COSMIQUE

Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse – Lille, France

Art orienté objet, Kate MccGwire

From May 14 to October 2, 2022

In dialogue with the museum’s collections, The Cosmic Snake explores how artists are inspired and nourished by nature and the living to create utopias. A truly immersive and sensory experience to explore differently our place in the world and to awaken the deep connection that unites us to nature, notably through ancestral rites and practices such as shamanism.

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KENNY DUNKAN | DES CORPS LIBRES

Studio des Acacias – Paris, France

Kenny Dunkan

From May 5 to 28, 2022

“Des Corps Libres – A young French scene” is the first group exhibition of Reiffers Art Initiatives.

Curated by Thibaut Wychowanok, member of the Reiffers Art Initiatives committee, the body of work in the exhibition questions the representation and fluctuating materiality of the body and celebrates its diversity, its struggles and its contemporary emancipation.

The exhibition is an invitation to explore the possibility of a body, singular or universal, whether evanescent, fantastical, digital, anchored in our current world, science-fictional or utopian. From the body-object to the body-subject, from the figured body to the trace of a body, from the dreamed body to the digital avatar body, it is a question not only of writing the body without censorship but of offering the possibility of bringing it a new look, in complete freedom.

DIANA MARKOSIAN | SANTA BARBARA

FOMU – Antwerp, Belgium

Diana Markosian

April 1 to August 28, 2022

FOMU presents the European premiere of the exhibition Santa Barbara by Diana Markosian (Moscow, 1989). In a surprising and deeply moving way, she tells the migration story of her family. Using film, photographs and archive images, Markosian explores the profound sacrifice made by her mother in pursuit of the American dream.

This exhibition is Diana Markosian’s attempt at understanding her mother’s decision that would change their lives forever. Not only by using family photographs, but by re-enacting her childhood years in the form of a soap. For this reconstruction, Markosian cast actors and wrote a script with one of the creators of the original tv series Santa Barbara. Visually, she also drew from the slick aesthetic of television. Markosian’s Santa Barbara is an interplay between the idealized vision of America and the reality of the immigrant experience. Mixing memory and imagination, Markosian pushes the boundaries of documentary photography in an inspiring way.

Diana Markosian is an American artist of Armenian descent. She takes an intimate approach to her photography and video storytelling, in work that is both conceptual and documentary.