Exhibition at the Familistère, Guise (from 02/03/2019 to 31/03/2019)

Curators: Sally Bonn, Lise Lerichomme, Julia Ramírez Blanco.


How do we occupy our living spaces, how do we occupy our time, what do we do with our bodies? By turning the questions of interiority and domesticity upside down, this exhibition  explores how architecturally utopian or reformist forms of thought have influenced the contemporary artistic imagination, while having an impact on social organization. Based on some fifty works, the exhibition explores the prospects for the emancipation of individuals, and women in particular, through the reform of their domestic and working environments and through the different attempts to give substance and place to utopias.

The exhibition, which brings together contemporary works and historical documents, is built around borrowings from three distinct collections, those of the FRAC Grand Large – Hauts de France in Dunkirk, those of 49°North 6°East FRAC Lorraine in Metz and those of the Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand in Paris. It is accompanied by meetings with artists and activities at Café 420, which is run by La Collective during weekends.

This project is supported by the Conseil régional des Hauts-de-France, the University of Picardie Jules Verne, the Cultural Service of the University of Picardie Jules Verne, the Centre de recherche en Arts et Esthétique and the Familistère de Guise.

With works by:

Ignasi Aballi, Carla Accardi, Laure Albin-Guillot, Martha Araùjo, Miriam Bäckström, Per Barclay, Yto Barrada, Nina Beier, Ursula Biemann, Olga Boldyreff, Cosima von Bonin, Monica Bonvicini, Angela Bulloch, Anne Collier, Marguerite Duras, Ruth Ewan, Anne-Valérie Gasc Daiga Grantina, Ali Hanoon, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Laure Limongi, Judy Linn, Anna Maria Maiolino, Josephine Meckseper, Marge Monko, Cynthia Montier, Ciprian Muresan, Janine Niepce, PEROU, Justine Pluvinage, See Red Woman’s Workshop, Elodie Pong, Martha Rosler, Joëlle Turlinckx, Deborah Turbeville, Ghislaine Vappereau, Nil Yalter and Nicole Croiset.

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