CR(I)SES AD(JUST)MENTS (COLLAPSED)

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Opening: Saturday, June 8th, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition dates: June 9th, 12am-7pm, June 10 – 15, 2pm-6pm, and by appointment by contacting Christine Laquet, 347.925.6333

CR(I)SES AD(JUST)MENTS (COLLAPSED) focuses on the monstrous metaphors that were born out of The Great Depression of 1929 and those that have yet to arise from the 2008 Great Recession. In 1933, just four years after Black Thursday, King Kong became a popular icon in the historic birthplace of finance, simultaneously embodying the savage, the transgressive, and the monstrous.

Five years after the recent economic crisis, how do we connect the figure of the monster to contemporary life? What is its possible embodiment today? Using historical documents, in the creation of performance, drawings, and films, this exhibition is proposing to reactivate and short-circuit established narratives.

A book launch will accompany the opening reception. During her 6 month residency at Flux Factory, Christine Laquet invited different writers to contribute and reflect on her research: artists, performers, art critics and historians, curators, composers and collaboraters. The book includes contributions by Arnaud Gerspacher, Chennie Huang, Christine Laquet, Mille Højerslev Nielson, Robert Steijn, Julien Tarride and Julien Zerbone.

Inquiries about the exhibition or book orders can be made through this email address: souffle05@yahoo.fr

The artist would like to warmly thank Gérard Faroux and Alexandria Wailes, the book contributors, Pierre Camilien, Lena Hawkins, Constantin Hartenstein, Lara Hirzel and Stéphane Pauvret.

The exhibition and the book is made possible with the support of Flux Factory, The Regional Council of Pays de la Loire, Nantes City, and The French Institute. More information about the artist can be found here.

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Image: To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard, 2013, Christine Laquet. Performance with Gerard Faroux and Alexandria Wailes.