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Guillaume Désanges / 8 rue Perdonnet 75010 Paris, France
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Guillaume Désanges is a free-lance curator and art critic, founder and director of Work Method, a Paris based agency for artistic projects. He organizes international exhibitions projects and lectures.

Latest projects : There was a time in the Past where the Future was Present (2015, Museum of Art and History, Saint-Denis, Paris), Ma’aminim, The Believers (2015, Museum of Art and History, Saint-Denis & Tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Rep.), “Ballistic poetry” (2016, La Verrière, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Bruxels), L’esprit français, Countercultures, 1969-1989 (2017, La maison rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris), The enemy of my enemy (2018, Palais de Tokyo,Paris)


Guillaume Désanges est commissaire d’exposition et critique d’art. Il dirige Work Method, structure indépendante de production. Il développe internationalement des projets d’expositions et de conférences.

Derniers projets : There was a time in the Past where the Future was Present (2015, Museum of Art and History, Saint-Denis, Paris), Ma’aminim / Les Croyants (2015, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Saint-Denis & Tranzitdisplay, Prague, Rep. Tchèque), Poésie Balistique (2016, La Verrière, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Brussels), L’esprit français, Countercultures, 1969-1989 (2017, La maison rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris), L’ennemi de mon ennemi (2018, Palais de Tokyo,Paris)




>> NOW, TO COME / AUJOURD’HUI, A VENIR

MARIE COOL FABIO BALDUCCI

EXHIBITION FROM APRIL 18 TO JULY 7, 2018
PRIVATE VIEW FRIDAY APRIL 20, 2018, FROM 6 PM TO 9 PM
LA VERRIERE, FONDATION D’ENTREPRISE HERMES, BRUSSELS
50, BOULEVARD DE WATERLOO
TUESDAY TO SATURDAY, 12 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, exhibition view,
La Verrière, Brussels, 2018
Courtesy of the artists and Marcelle Alix, Paris
© Isabelle Arthuis. Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

As part of the ‘Ballistic Poetry’ season instigated at La Verrière, the Brussels art space of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, curator Guillaume Désanges presents a monograph exhibition by the French-Italian art duo Marie Cool Fabio Balducci.

Since meeting in 1995, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci have created a joint œuvre characterised by slow, minimalist, often repetitive gestures : actions executed or documented within the exhibition space, using everyday objects (pens, thread, hand-cream) often associated with clerical work (sheets of A4 paper, office desks, Scotch tape, rulers). The calm, pre-determined, repetitive gestures enact a gradual shift into the realm of poetry, creating a space for freedom and silent resistance out of workplace procedures governed by the demands of productivity. Their work consists chiefly of gestures, or documented gestures. Their installations and works on paper, described as ‘actions’, are seen less frequently in public.

Extract from the text by curator Guillaume Désanges :
‘…As will be apparent, this “oblique angle” is what prompted me to invite Marie Cool Fabio Balducci to take part in the current ‘Ballistic Poetry’ season at La Verrière. Because their work has a unique way of attaining poetry through the precision and rigour of its repetitive actions. Because the outcomes of their sensitive experiments are endlessly reframed in the critical discourse. Because they have forged a programme based on chance, a creative stance based on accident, a system that is never fixed. […] Through objects and videos, and a rarely seen body of work on paper, the exhibition presents an ensemble of “actions” conceived as signifiers of a particular presence, but also as a way to break out and journey to the more unsettling boundaries of our perception.’