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[Visual Arts] Jimmie Durham & Jone Kvie "Glass" Exhibition

From January 28th to February 25th, 2017
Galerie Michel Rein (Paris)

Jimmie Durham at CIRVA
Jimmie Durham & Jone Kvie, work in progress, 2016

In October 2016, Jimmie Durham and Jone Kvie were in residence at the CIRVA (International Glass and Visual Arts Research Centre), in partnership with the Camargo Foundation. Both seized the opportunity to work and experiment with glass. They produced works of their own, but also created two pieces as a collaborative experiment. All of these works will be presented in an upcoming exhibition at Michel Rein Paris

Jimmie Durham about "Glass":

For hundreds of years physical material, matter, was divided into three categories: solid, liquid and gas. Late in the 20th century glass was added as a fourth category. Liquid, solid, gas and glass, because scientists needed the clarity. Glass is never really solid, it is in a state of flow that does not flow in our universe. One scientist described it as flowing more slowly than the universe operates. (Read more).

[Art & Science] Monumentalization of Power, Architecture and Urban Practices in the Balkans and the Mediterranean

Friday, February 24th at 7:00pm - talk 

Official residence of the Prime Minister of Albania

In partnership with the research program LabexMed (Université d’Aix-Marseille).

Project discussion with the team:

During their residency at the Camargo Foundation, the artists-researchers Nicolas Milhé and Stéphanie Cherpin work on the relation between political speeches and architectural language. The trails of their research have a connection with the publications of the architect and critic of art Pietro Gaglianò. Romeo Kodra forms part of the research team with his experience as curator at the Tirana’s Art Lab, whereas Alessandro Gallicchio, PhD in History of Art and art curator, joins this research with his background about the political influences into the construction of the artistic speech. Pierre Sintès, associate professor-HDR in geography of the Aix-Marseille University, will eventually establish links between social experiences and memory in the Mediterranean and the Balkans.

This research group works around the relations between the memory and the visible —and invisible—dimension of art and architecture in the Balkans and in the Mediterranean countries. Architectures, monuments and pieces of art exposed in public spaces are involved in a historical reformulation of speech, which allows approaching the subject of a cultural globalization (and political governance) through a micro-geographic point of view. Artists and researchers will work on the development of the project and also on a publication on-line, through experiences as workshops, seminars and meetings.

During the event, Eva Sauer will present her last book: "A Meditation on Violence", Firenze, Gli Ori, 2017.

[Project Discussion] Ben Kiernan

Monday, February 27th at 5:00pm

Preah Khan, near Angkor Wat, 2007

Ben Kiernan is Whitney Griswold Professor of History at Yale University. His research at the Camargo Foundation will eventually be part of a long-range environmental history of Cambodia, the first comprehensive study of the interactions between the Khmer people, their land, and their neighbors, including ethnic minority groups. It examines the evidence from prehistoric times to the present of the links between Cambodia’s inhabitants and the ecological landscape of the Mekong and Tonle Sap River basins and surrounding uplands. It assesses their places in Southeast Asian and global transformations, using new approaches from environmental, comparative and world history to illuminate Cambodia’s cultural, economic and political life.

During the project discussion, Ben Kiernan will present an overview of his work.

[Project Discussion] Faye Driscoll

Wednesday, March 1st at 5:00pm

Brooklyn-based choreographer Faye Driscoll is interested in excess, emotionality, and the messier aspects of what it means to be human. In her hyper-theatrical and subversively intimate trilogy "Thank You For Coming", performers and audience members come together in a shared space of culpability and care. While at Camargo, Driscoll will begin creating the third piece in this projected trilogy that proposes performance as shared political act, where performer and audience co-create reality. Driscoll’s work consists of rigorously crafted group experiences that come off as improvised, chaotic, and spontaneous.

During the project discussion, Driscoll will show some of her previous work.

[Open House] Come and Meet the New Fellows

Monday, March 6th at 7:00pm

Come and meet the Fellows of the Camargo Core Program (Spring 2017), 5 artists and 4 scholars, who are in residency from February 21 for 6 or 11 weeks.

Click here to learn more about their projects. 


[Translation] How to translate western philosophy into non-European languages?

Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00pm
MuCEM (Marseille)

At Camargo, translators Mohamed Maouhoub and Moshe Ron are translating Jacques Derrida’s "The Monolingualism of the Other" into Arabic and Hebrew respectively. This essay questions the relation between the subject and the language he or she uses without its being, however, quite his or her own. They will eventually discuss the specific problems arising from the translation of Derrida’s text in the overall context of translating western philosophy into non-European languages.

This project is part of the exhibition "After Babel, Translate", which is running at the MuCEM from December 14, 2016 to March 20, 2017.