Liveliness, disease, and mortality are inscribed in the moving image. Presenting new and older film and video works, the exhibition On Fire – Vulnerable Footage investigates human vulnerability as a potential to represent, uncover, cope, interfere.
With works by: Melanie Bonajo, Samira Elagoz, Juliana Huxtable, Carolyn Lazard, Leigh Ledare, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tobias Madison, Markus&Markus, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Christoph Schlingensief, Martine Syms, Johannes Willi, Sasha Wortzel with Morgan Bassichis
Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil - Economy of Love (2015), Courtesy the artist and AKINCI
Tobias Madison, O Vermelho do Meio-Dia (2018), Courtesy the artist and Freedman Fitzpatrick
Johannes Willi, Fee Willi (2019) Hot Dog machine, Courtesy the artist
Martine Syms, Incense Sweaters & Ice (2017), Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ
Christoph Schlingensief, U3000 (2000/2001), Courtesy Filmgalerie 451 und Nachlass Christoph Schlingensief
Featured image Markus&Markus Gespenster (2019), Courtesy the artists
For her first exhibition in France, Wu Tsang has transformed Lafayette Anticipations into a hybrid space that summons the worlds of the night and the sacred. Through this metamorphosis, the visitor is immersed in a mysterious atmosphere where recent and earlier works by the American artist are brought together.