17/06/2017 - 10/09/2017
Vernissage 16/06/2017 18h00

The starting point of the exhibition, the artwork by Andrea Mastrovito entitled Non ci Resta Che Piangere (There's Nothing Left To Do But Cry) encourages us to refuse any unambiguous reading of history.

Andrea Mastrovito, Non Ci Resta Che Piangere (There’s Nothing Left To Do But Cry), 2009, Collection Mudam Luxembourg – Acquisition 2011 © Vue de l’exposition Slash : Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Arts and Design New York, 2009 – 2010, photo : Museum of Arts and Design New York

When invited to exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the artist, in response to the presence of a statue of Christopher Columbus in front of the museum, decided to literally reverse the explorer’s caravel and thereby question the benefits of the discovery of America, which are very relative when one adopts the perspective of indigenous peoples. The exhibition combines various practices and focuses on how artists use events and stories – whether historical or personal – to explore them and analyse their sources but also to meaningfully transcribe them.

(subject to change)

Marie-Nöelle Farcy
assisted by Lisa Baldelli