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Curated by Camille Chenais

Villa Vassilieff – Pernod Ricard Fellowship , Paris


September 21 – December 22, 2018

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The Villa Vassilieff’ exhi­bi­tion space will be entirely filled with Matranga’s works spe­cially designed for the occa­sion.
Through this exhi­bi­tion named by a silent and unpro­nounce­able title, Mélanie Matranga chal­lenges the lan­guage and its limits. Perceived as a prison whose walls widen to the mea­sure of vocab­u­lary that we use, the lan­guage remains always lim­ited, as the time, space or bodies. The bound­aries of the lan­guage nourish the ques­tion of expres­sion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, self-rep­re­sen­ta­tion and also the def­i­ni­tion of oth­er­ness. With this exhi­bi­tion, Mélanie Matranga tries to play with these bound­aries, con­fuses them or nd, naively or des­per­ately, an exit through their con­straints.



Photos by © Mathilde Assier

Here, in the building where Georges Bizet wrote his masterpiece Carmen in 1875, Matt Copson premieres a bildungsroman opera in three laser-projected parts: Age of Coming, Coming of Age and Of Coming Age. His opera tells the story of a baby at odds with a vengeful god, who tries to convince him that life is miserable and cruel, and nothing more. On view High Art, Paris
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand
Der Tank of the Art Institute, Basel
Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon
JTT, New York
Édouard Montassut, Paris
Avant-Garde Institute, Warsaw