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La Permanence

with the Centre National des Arts Plastiques

Musée de la Danse / St Melaine, Rennes
january 21 • december 31 2014

in collaboration with : 40mcubeContemporary Art Centre, the Ecole Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne,  (EESAB- Rennes), the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, and the Université Rennes 2

LA PERMANENCE is an ongoing exhibition, screening, workshop and meeting programme created through a unique partnership:  that between the Musée de la Danse/Centre Chorégraphique National of Rennes and Bretagne, founded and directed by Boris Charmatz, and the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP). This programme will extend throughout 2014, starting at the Musée de la Danse in Rennes, to continue at various participating institutions, such as the contemporary art centre 40mcube, the Ecole Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne (EESAB) in Brittany, the Musée de Beaux-Arts in Rennes, and the Université Rennes 2.

The programme will present work by: Absalon, Eleanor Antin, Roger Ballen, John Coplans, Mathieu Copeland, Nicolas Couturier, Damir Očko, Jean Dupuy, Jimmie Durham, Dora Garcia, John Giorno, Joachim Koester, Latifa Laâbissi, Emmanuelle Lainé, Pierre Leguillon, Edouard Levé, Christian Marclay, Gordon Matta-Clark, Aernout Mik, Mixed Reviews, Steven Parrino, Lili Reynaud Dewar, Tino Sehgal, Maurice Tabard, Simon Tanguy, Jessica Warboys, Laurence Weiner, We Are the Painters … among others.

In four cycles, with each developed around a specific theme and project, the programme focuses overall on the issues and interrelations between visual arts and performance arts today. La Permanence concerns itself with the limits visual and living arts and the performance space.   It offers the public an opportunity to (re)discover where history and the contemporary meet, a realm at the edge of artistic disciplines; nevertheless, it proves to be where fruitful artistic experimentation can take place to create the art of our time.  Indeed, this is an “art as life”, according to Allan Kaprow.

Since the early 20th century and the seminal Black Mountain College experiment that encouraged  fine and performance arts together, , dancer-choreographers and visual-artist performers have drawn on this joint culture.  Thus the vision of a whole art, a Gesamkunstverk, has been  kept very much alive, transcending both media and artistic discipline.

Extending over a certain period of time, La Permanence fits into the Musée de la Danse annual programming as well as that of the participating cultural institutions. Through its ongoing encounters with the public, paced in four great cycles throughout the year, La Permanence offers a unique, hybrid experience; this experience lays out new ways to approach art, in conjunction with a determinedly open-minded vision.

A project created by:  Boris Charmatz, Director of the Musée de la Danse; Sandra Neuveut,  Deputy Director of the Musée de la Danse; and Sébastien Faucon, Curator of the Fine Arts Collections at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques

La Permanence #1 from 21 January to 15 March 2014

La Permanence #2 from 1st April to 17 May 2014

La Permanence #3 from 3 June to 28 June 2014

La Permanence #4 from September to December 2014

Dernière mise à jour le 25 Nov 2014
Musée de la Danse / St Melaine
38 rue Saint-Melaine
CS 20831
35108 Rennes
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Musée de la danse/Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne , Rennes
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