Fonds de dotation agnès b.

09.17.21 - 10.17.21
Exhibition — Lieu-Commun, artist run space




Practical information :
25, rue d'Armagnac, 31500 Toulouse


Opening on Saturday 18 September at 12pm, vernissage at 5pm


From Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm to 6pm

Curators: Jean-François Sanz, directeur du Pôle Arts et Culture du Fonds de dotation agnès b.


With: Boris Achour, Véronique Béland, Yoan Beliard, Abdelkader Benchamma, Berdaguer et Péjus, David de Beyter, Rémi Bragard, Florence Carbonne, Emma Charrin et Olivier Muller, Alexis Choplain, Arnauld Colcomb et Bertrand Planes, Damien Deroubaix, Éric Duyckaerts, Jean-Louis Faure, Nicolas Floc’h, Norbert Ghisoland, Jean Gourmelin, Yohann Gozard, Martin Gusinde, Éric Hurtado, Magdalena Jetelová, Emmanuelle K, Adrien Lucca, Eva L’Hoest, Myriam Mechita, Gianni Motti, NASA, Dennis Oppenheim, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Adrian Paci, Abraham Poincheval et Matthieu Verdeil, Lucien Rudaux, Bettina Samson, Jim Shaw, Dennis Stock, Anaïs Tondeur, Agnes Troublé dite agnes b. et Nadia von F

"At the cosmic end of the scale, only the fantastic has a chance of being true." Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s proposition, expounded in the mid-20th century, constitutes an excellent introduction to that other world nestling within our world, to which the title of the exhibition makes reference. UN AUTRE MONDE /// DANS NOTRE MONDE examines every angle of our relationship to reality through numerous fields of creation and knowledge, at the crossroads of science, tradition, fantasy, science fiction and, finally, reality.


Revolving around fantastic realism, a major movement in sixties’ counter- culture that it aspires to revitalize – in line with Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier’s book The Morning of the Magicians (1960), and its spinoff magazine Planète – this exhibition aims to demonstrate that the fantastic can reside at the heart of the real, and that sometimes it only takes a slight change of perspective on the world around us to perceive it in all its strangeness.


Through an eclectic selection of works, UN AUTRE MONDE /// DANS NOTRE MONDE highlights the unprecedented and visionary character of this editorial and artistic adventure, as well as the enduring relevance of its favorite themes, which continue to provoke fertile, underground echoes in many fields of contemporary creation.


Lieu-Commun and Le Printemps de septembre invite Jean-François Sanz, director of arts and culture at the agnès b. endowment fund, to dream up a new chapter in this project, which was inaugurated at la galerie du jour in Paris in 2016. With this latest iteration of the exhibition, the core of artists that has come together in the course of its peregrinations is enriched by works from the collection of Les Abattoirs and local artists, chosen in collaboration with Manuel Pomar, the artistic director of Lieu-Commun, artist-run space.


An exhibition co-produced with Lieu-Commun, artist run space, and the Fonds de dotation agnès b.

Thanks to: les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse, Frac Grand Large Dunkerque, Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Frac Île-de-France le Plateau, Fonds de dotation agnès b. and Fresnoy

On Sunday 26 September, an evening of artist videos will be shown at the Cinémathèque de Toulouse.