at mfc2 by
LA VILLE RAYÉE
Poster of the exhibition LA SERRE at mfc2 by LA VILLE RAYÉE
Graphic design by Martin Bachelier, invited by La Serre
x1 at mfc2 by x2
= a new concept of exhibition at mfc-michèle didier
For two years now, mfc-michèle didier gallery in Paris has been dedicated to presenting the productions made by the eponym publisher. Since its opening, it has also the purpose of fostering the reflection on the specific discipline of the artist’s book. Furthermore, the gallery offers the possibility to enhance the importance and the role of ephemeras as well as published, multiplied works in contemporary art.
In this regard, mfc-michèle didier introduces in November 2013 a new project: mfc2.
mfc2 is based on the principle of the invitation.
La Serre is x1
La Serre, view of the exhibition Intelligentsia,
Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), Paris
Greenhouse — 285 × 373 × 240 cm
The bookshop La Serre was conceived in 2012 upon the initiative of four Paris fine arts students, based on the following observation: artists produce on their own quality books that they have a hard time distributing or placing on display. So they imagined La Serre (literally «The Glasshouse»), a mobile and lightweight architectural structure, totally transparent, able to grow as quickly as a mushroom.
Upon mfc-michèle didier’s invitation, La Serre will settle up for the winter at 66 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth in Paris during a month and a half. La Serre will display a selection of its fund, which will evolve in the course of the exhibition.
The gallery will also invite five of La Serre’s displayed artists to extend the content of their publications in the space-time framed by the exhibition in a gallery. On this occasion, La Serre schedules a series of performances that will take place eachat the gallery.
- Franziska Kabisch, le 21 novembre
- Soufiane Ababri, le 28 novembre
- Tania Gheerbrandt, le 12 décembre
- Louise Siffert, le 19 décembre
The term of the exhibition has been established according to a cycle during which the interventions will co-exist and get activated one after the other. There will be five performances, performed lectures, activations, readings, starting from one or more art works, that have been previously published, printed or simply projected.
La Ville Rayée is x2
La Ville Rayée, Adventures Close to Home, 2010
Edition Gallery S. Bensimon, Paris
La Ville Rayée is a group founded in 2006, consisting of three architects, David Apheceix, Benjamin Lafore and Sébastien Martinez Barat. Considering architecture as a broad field gathering multiple types of exercises, La Ville Rayée’s work converges between theoretical prospection and pragmatic challenge.
A selection of mfc-michèle didier’s publications will be placed on one of their creations:Adventures Close to Home.
Adventures Close to Home is a series of monofunctionnal tables in whitened ash. Display of a single object: a cup-table, a PC-table, a plant-table and thus in the context of the exhibition at the gallery, a book-table. It’s as if the tables were domestic totems. Playing with intermediary scales and the use’s specificity, this series of five tables that can be lined up and combined at home create a singular scenery. Assembled, the tables form a mobile object with sculptural shapes. Dissembled, they resonate each other and give rise to objects that are placed on the stage of these delicate pedestals. They will be presented individually, offering for each of mfc-michèle didier’s production an autonomous reading.
The five tables of Adventures Close to Home are all mediums for familiar uses, endless compositions where extreem functionalism meets the reminiscence of architectural patterns.
We are looking forward to seeing you on this occasion.