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“Des Corps & Des Astres” (Bodies and Stars) by Didier Faustino at MAGASIN, Centre National d’Art contemporain in Grenoble

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From 12th September 2015 and until 3rd January 2016, MAGASIN, Centre National d’Art contemporain in Grenoble, devotes an individual exhibition to the architect, artist and founder of Bureau des Mésarchitectures. Didier Faustino. A multifaceted blend of work combining architecture, performance, installation, video, design and scenography… This solo show called ‘Des Corps & Des Astres’ (Bodies and Stars), offers an individual as well as collective field. With a critical eye Faustino forms an exhibition structure like an incessant proliferation of shapes spanning the 1700 m2 art centre in Grenoble. These hybrid shapes or narrations question the organisation of social systems that govern exchanges between individuals and hence our ability to perceive the political system. In this profusion of signs, Faustino associates home environments and catastrophic landscapes the transgressive dimension of which affects meanings.

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While Didier Faustino has just announced the launch of ‘Fundación Alumnos 47,’ a foundation, library and artists’ residency encompassing 1000 m2 in Mexico City, MAGASIN’s monographic exhibition crowns 20 years of research by the Franco-Portuguese architect on the relationship between the body and space, dystopia and biopolitical systems. Since 1995, the many utopian creations and projects by Didier Faustino have taken on an architectural form, a logical progression from his initial training, and encompass installation and experimentation, the creation of subversive visual works and spaces conducive to stimulating the senses. Characterised by their fictional dimension, critical stance, emancipation from codes and ability to offer unprecedented experiences, several of his works are now part of the collections of great institutions: MoMA; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Serralves Foundation; Fonds National d’Art contemporain (National Contemporary Art Collection); FRAC Centre; Musée national d’art moderne / Centre de création industrielle (Centre Pompidou).

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The exhibition Des Corps & Des Astres (Bodies and Stars) curated by Reiko Setsuda  (responsible for cultural and artistic activities, exhibition curator, Maison Hermès in Tokyo) will offer a selection of works from 2010 to 2015, as well as a specific monumental installation called Vortex Populi.

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“Des Corps & Des Astres” (Bodies and Stars) by Didier Faustino at MAGASIN, Centre National d’Art contemporain in Grenoble

Open Days

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September 2015

from 2pm to 7pm

Free admission

Saturday: discovery tour for 6 – 12 years at 2.30pm / guided visit for adults at 4pm.

Guided visits Sunday at 2.30pm and 4pm.

 

European Heritage Days

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 2015

from 2pm to 7pm

Guided visit Saturday at 4pm.

Guided visits Sunday at 2.30pm and 4pm.

Prior reservation not required with entrance ticket.

Contemporary Art Days

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October 2015

Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, Pont-en-Royans, Vienna

Free admission

Saturday: Little explorers workshop for 6 -12 years from 2.30pm to 4pm (registration required).

Guided visits Sunday at 2.30pm and 4pm.

www.magasin-cnac.org

www.didierfaustino.com