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For their first Parisian solo show, David Brognon Stéphanie Rollin will present « Call (809) 610 – WAIT », a new series of works, at the untilthen gallery as of the 8thof September 2018. Installation, sculpture, photos and straw marquetry embark us upon a peculiar kind of time travel, one where the act of waiting keeps us hanging in a state of limbo. This very subject has become an obsession for both artists. Since 2008 David Brognon and Séphanie Rollin have built an impressive corpus dedicated to time, its measure, its passing, its meanders and dead-ends. “The world is a waiting room. As of our birth we are trapped on a timeline where death is the natural yet unpredictable outcome, give or take a few years. Our daily activities are but a mere artifice aimed at cheating the waiting game. Our works are always a description of this wait between hope, resignation and impatience. Yet, the languor of the wait is also the impassioned state where movement begins. A gestation before the birth of action.” Lire la suite…

 

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Upon the invitation of  David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin, Robert Samuel is waiting in the church of Saint-Savinien for the 8th Melle Biennial in France.   In 2012 Robert Samuel invented a new profession: the line sitter, waiting in line for others. The Same Ole Line Dudes team, as he named his company, stand in lines all throughout New York for impatient consumers who lust after the new IPhone or for front-row seats to a show but don’t want the inconvenience and hassle of a cue which can sometimes last several days. By filling a contemporary need, Robert Samuel has become a new benchmark to measure time.  Lire la suite…

 

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On June 21st2018, the Pierre Budin Elementary School, located in the heart of the Goutte d’Or in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, launched the sound piece “Train Your Bird to Talk” by David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin. “Train Your Bird to Talk” is the new bell for the school, where the call to begin or end lessons will be chanted in Silbo, a whistled language used on the Canary Islands’ La Gomera. “Train Your Bird to Talk” is a permanent artwork pursuing the Budin School’s privileged relationship with contemporary art. Initiated by the Budin School’s director Pierre Perrin with the participation of the school’s teachers and pupils, the art commission was executed within the framework of the Fondation de France’s Nouveaux commanditaires procedure. The commission was also supported by the Mairie du 18ème, the Service d’Horlogerie de la Ville de Paris, the Ars Ultima Stein-Guillot endowment fund and the Untitlthen Gallery. The commission was implemented by Jérôme Poggi and Thomas Conchou, accredited mediators for the Fondation de France’s Nouveaux commanditaires procedure within the not-for-profit SOCIETIES structure. Lire la suite…

 

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New place for art and design, Atelier Relief invited Mathias Kiss, David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin and Ionna Vautrin (Tryptich mirror above) to share their vison of relief at the occasion of Art Brussels last week. Founded in Brussels by Farid Issa and Thomas Erber in 2015, Atelier Relief is a triple space, a place for creating, producing and exhibiting, where reliefs, sculptural variations of an image are conceived and produced. Images and volumes are per- manently moving back and forth at the Atelier. The image stops being a flat object, changes into a volume, a shaped space. The material diffracted into a volume, ins- talled on a wall, is presented like a painting. An innovative and unusual format that draws artists, photographers and designers in like a decisive breath.  Lire la suite…

 

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David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin present Subbar, Sabra at Galerie Albert Baronian during group show “Le Language des Fleurs et des Choses Muettes (CH. Baudelaire)” until 16th july. Imported from Mexico in the 16th century, the prickly pear cactus, or Barbary fig, was called subbar by the Arabs of Palestine. Planted in rows, it served to mark the boundaries of neighbouring parcels of land. In those days, the impassable barriers of spines served as a cadastre, or property map. The useful plant later became a metaphor for Jews putting down roots on the same land. Its Hebrew name, sabra, came to stand for all Jews born in the region before 1948 and their Israeli descendants. But as the Arab villages were razed, the roots of the cacti planted around the gardens survived, and over the years the subbar regrew to become the ghostly imprint of the Arab presence in the territory. The biblical hills saw cactus fences re emerge to surround empty spaces. Lire la suite…

 

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Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain just reopened, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new look. Indeed, the reopening of the Casino Luxembourg coincides 20 years later, to the day, with its creation on 22nd March 1996. Driven by Kevin Muhlen, its artistic director since 2009, this must for those who love contemporary creation in Luxembourg has a new layout with smoother circulation, a new café restaurant and has totally overhauled its exhibition design with the entire destruction of its white cube system. Lire la suite…

 
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In their recent video works, David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin explore the margins of territories and boundaries – geographical, political, moral and psychological – that humans, at times brutally, have appropriated and defend or (un)consciously ignore. Curious and intrepid, the two artists go wherever their research takes them, working in the field and in direct – occasionally physical – confrontation with their subjects. Risk-taking is integral to their approach, and the terrains on which they venture can prove extremely fruitful. Lire la suite…
 

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Conceived the day after the November 13th attacks in Paris, the neon light “We’re Going to Have A Minute’s Silence” by the Brognon-Rollin duo resonates all the more bitterly having just opened at the Cercle Cité Luxembourg as part of the exhibition “The present is yours, the future is mine” (curator Karolina Markiewicz, from 12/03 to 17/04/2016). “The state of emergency in which we have been living for several years made this phrase a new secular prayer of sorts that we wanted to code and integrate into the present, like an almost whispered reminder. A moment’s contemplation transcribed in Pitman Shorthand, a form of shorthand created by Isaac Pitman in 1837 to rapidly communicate a message,” summarises the pair. This system of writing based on phonetic transcription remained very popular in England and the United States until 1996. No specific equipment was required as it was handwritten in an elegant, almost calligraphic style.  Lire la suite…

 

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On 22nd March 2016, the Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain will reopen, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new look. Indeed, the reopening of the Casino Luxembourg coincides 20 years later, to the day, with its creation on 22nd March 1996. Driven by Kevin Muhlen, its artistic director since 2009, this must for those who love contemporary creation in Luxembourg has a new layout with smoother circulation, a new café restaurant and has totally overhauled its exhibition design with the entire destruction of its white cube system.

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Marc Olivier Wahler has announced that David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin have been selected to compete for the 17th Fondation d’entreprise Ricard / contemporary art prize. The exhibition of works called “L’ordre des lucioles” will take place at the Foundation in Paris from 15th September to 31st October. 8 artists have been selected for this prize that “opens up fields of research that initially appear disconnected, but turn out to be fuelled by unusual connection networks,” summarises Marc Olivier Wahler. Like independent fireflies, pulsating the light in unison.

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