This exhibition presents works revealing private and intimate situations, which because of an external intervention, topple over into the public, the dramatic. Most of the artists invited to contribute to the exhibition have created a new piece of work in response to the theme.
“The image in Melik Ohanian’s work is dedicated to the revelation of what escapes radically from words;
from these human, natural, abstract realities of which intensity prevents any talk. But as the Selected Recording shows, a picture is always a migrating picture too and must be tackled with a theory of reference and quotation, with the particular problems of invention that this implies. Any stop on a picture is therefore either an event or the representation of an event, and at the same time the acknowledgement of a series of events of which it is the continuation and thus it ratifies..” Extract from Vers le temps zero ou le cinema a rebours de Melik Ohanian by Jean-Christophe Royoux.
Artists : ABSALON, SOPHIE CALLE, ALBERTO GARCIA-ALIX, FABRICE GYGI, MONA HATOUM, THOMAS HIRSCHHORN, HASSAN KHAN, MOSHE NINIO, MELIK OHANIAN, GABRIEL OROZCO, ANRI SALA, and JOSÉ MARIA SICILIA.