On Wednesday, September 7th and 14th, between 10 am and 7 pm,Â Thierry Fournier, J. Emil Sennewald and the research group Displays – EnsadLab, EnsAD research Laboratory, Paris, invite you to take part in the discussions:Â â€œWhat do we expect of exhibitions?â€Â as part of the international workshop-conference VersionsÂ which will be held at the Maison Populaire deÂ Montreuil.
What becomes of the exhibition, especially in the context of post-digital cultures?Versions, which will take place over the course of two weeks (Sept 5th -Â 16th), is an international practice, debate and critique workshop-conference to experiment and discuss exhibition forms. It is organized byÂ the Displays research group led by Thierry Fournier and J. Emil Sennewald atÂ EnsadLab, researchÂ laboratory of theÂ Ã‰cole nationale supÃ©rieure des Arts DÃ©coratifs, Paris â€“Â which addresses the exhibition itself as a research situation.
Unlike a curatorial approach startingÂ from a given projectÂ to organize works, Versions will take as its starting point suggestions made by stakeholders themselves, in order to reveal an experimentation of the exhibitionâ€™s â€œconditions of possibilityâ€. Participants will work in groups of three for three days: two workshop days and one day of public debates. The process will be documented in real time and aÂ publication will be edited after the event, in late 2016.
Fourteen guests will occupy a single space to conduct experiments in situ, and participate in public meetings and demonstrations: Martin John Callanan, artist, Eli Commins, artist, coordinator for digital policy at French Culture Ministry, Jean Cristofol, philosopher and teacher-researcher at Ecole SupÃ©rieure d’Art d’Aix en Provence, MiladÂ Doueihi, historian and chairman for Digital humanities at University Paris-Sorbonne, Laura Gozlan, artist, Yuk Hui, philosopher, associated researcher at the Center for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University LÃ¼neburg, Jan Kopp, artist, teacher (Esacm Clermont-Ferrand), Claire Malrieux, artist, teacher (Ensci, Beaux-arts Hauts-de France) and researcher at EnsadLab, Guilhem Pratz,Â director and producer, GaÃ¯aland, Mathilde Roman, art critic, curator and teacher-researcher at Pavillon Bosio, Ecole supÃ©rieure d’Art de Monaco, VÃ©ronique Souben, curator and head of FRAC Haute-Normandie, Ann Stouvenel, curator and head for visual arts at Mains d’Å’uvres, Pau Waelder, art critic and curator, Marion Zilio, art critic, curator and head of Young International Artists art fair. This workshop will be held at Maison Populaire de Montreuil, in dialogue with the venueâ€™s team and with Vladimir Demoule and Marie Koch, the 2016 season exhibition curators.We would be delighted if you would consider your participation in this workshop conference’s public meetingsÂ on Wednesdays, September 7th and 16th, between 10 am and 7pm. You are cordially invited to weigh in on what you expect of exhibitions today.Â Please note: your RSVP is required atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
More info aboutÂ DisplaysÂ and the participants:Â www.displays.ensadlab.fr
Maison Populaire de Montreuil, 9 bis rue Dombasle 93100 Montreuil, France: map
An event co-organized by theÂ Displays research group,Â EnsadLab Research Laboratory, coordinated byÂ Thierry Fournier (artist andÂ curator,Â EnsadLab, Endsad Nancy) andÂ J. Emil Sennewald (art critic andÂ journalist, Esacm,Â EnsadLab) and the ICCA Labex. EnsadLab / Displays researchers: Gaspard BÃ©biÃ©-ValÃ©rian, Thomas Cheneseau, Dorian Reunkrilerk, associated researcherÂ Pauline Gourlet (designer and postgraduateÂ UniversitÃ©Â Paris 8) and Rahaf Demaskhi (artiste et doctorante UniversityÂ Rennes 2). Thanks to Annie Agopian, Floriane Benjamin, Marie Koch, Vladimir Demoule and the Maison Populaire de Montreuil team.