Prolongée jsuqu'au 11.09
Les vidéos de trois jeunes artistes seront confrontées dans un triptyque de projections qui tourneront le temps d'une soirée.
Avec les vidéos de Alexandra Navratil (Zürich, 1978), Ivan Argote (Bogota, 1983) et Jérôme Mayer (Paris, 1967).
Alexandra Navratil (Zürich, 1978)
Her work examines historical and political concepts of perception and their correlations with systems of representations in cinema, architecture and photography. Her works in various media such as photography, collage and video, are deliberate constructions, which attempt to undermine the authority of the image by questioning the means and mechanisms of its production and the codes of its representation.
Graduated with an MFA from Goldsmiths College in London in 2007, she has recently been artist in residence at ISCP in New York (2010) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin (2009). In 2009 she was awarded the Swiss Art Award and the Prix Mobiliere Young Art. She has recently exhibited her work at Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna; Formcontent, London; Lothringer13/Laden, Munich; MUSAC, León and Galeria Angels, Barcelona among other places.
Ivan Argote (Bogota, 1983)
Ivan Argote focuses on apparently insignificant and often laughable situations that he transposes into visually surrealistic installations through films, photographs and paintings. Following in the footsteps of Claude Closky and Guillaume Paris who were his professors at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, or Bas Jan Ader and John Baldessari for example, Ivan Argote reveals a poetic vision of daily life that would otherwise have escaped us at first glance. He confronts the vanity of our existence with the grandeur of History by exploiting the critical and allegorical power of certain situations that appear seemingly insignificant.
Graduated at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris in 2009, he actually works and lives in New York and Paris. He was recently in several residencies (Astérides, Marseille – Mains d’œuvres, St Ouen – Bogota – Taïwan) and his work was shown in Paris, Berlin, Bogota, Madrid, Miami (Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin), Los Angeles, Londres, Prague, Bâle (Volta Show). He participated in the 54th Salon de Montrouge in Paris.
Jérôme Mayer (Paris, 1967)
By focusing on the run of the instants in every space, in every filmed item, by watching and showing life until a meant death, from the while to the white, my realizations – films and installations – are close to a ritual depicting an impossible mourning, from their conception to their presentation.
Developed and recured as some attempts to get used to the fact of living and dying at the same time, they play and replay over and over again the ever passing instants.
Studying in the studios of Jean-Michel Alberola and Paul-Armand Gette in the national fine arts school in Paris in the beginning of the 1990’s, in the studios of Jeff Wall, Ken Lum and Mark Lewis in Vancouver in 1993, assisting the navajo sandpainter Joe Ben Jr in Arizona and New Mexico in 1996, travelling until 2000, working as a videast in a workshop in the prison of La Santé in Paris from 2002 to 2005, teaching in the fine arts school in Liege in Belgium today.
Marion Tampon-Lajarriette (Paris, 1982)
The work of Marion Tampon-Lajarriette explores representation systems of images in cinema, television, web or press, using the tools of contemporary digital culture. Her main concern is how the image haunts our memory and perception. She constantly adopts various modes of actions to deconstruct existing images or processes.
She completed her MFA at Villa Arson (Nice, France) and l’École nationale supérieure des beaux arts de Lyon (France), and then pursued a post-graduate diploma in new media art at the Head (Geneva, Switzerland). Her work was shown in Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2010), MAMCO (Geneva, 2009), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris, 2009), GCCC-Garage Contemporary Culture Center (Moscow, 2009), Festival Printemps de Septembre (Toulouse, 2008 et 2009), among others. She also curated several video program and exhibitions in the frame of Visual Art Master Symposium (Mamco, 2011), Nychtémère Genevan independant art spaces festival (Espace Kugler, 2010), Galerie J. at home (Galerie J, 2010) etc.
Née en 1982 à Paris, elle vit à Genève et à Paris.