Tomorrow Is An Island / Demain est une île
October 4 - December 23, 2016
With, among others : Matthieu Brion, Thelma Cappello, Gaëlle Choisne, Alexis Chrun, Gabriel Gauthier & Elsa Michaud, Victorine Grataloup, Rafael Moreno, Nathalie Muchamad, Jonathan Pêpe, Shubigi Rao, Anna Ren, Sacha Rey, Ken Sortais, Lucas Semeraro, Eden Tinto-Collins, Jason Wee…
Curators: Mélanie Bouteloup, Virginie Bobin & Jason Wee
Tomorrow Is An Island / Demain est une île is a project by artist Jason Wee that speculates on deep time, the fate of ‘crisis’ as a frame of knowledge, and the exchanges between bodies and cities. What kind of future(s) can we imagine for our current conditions of fatal migrations, securitized fears and asphyxiated commons? What cultures of care, and what kinds of social contracts might persist between cities and their inhabitants?
We offer to take Montparnasse as a pretext as well as a territory to study and to experiment, where artists will pace up and down, observe, visit and investigate in and on the neighborhood to nurture the texts and artworks produced during a workshop with youger artists and writers that will take place from September 21 to September 30. Those productions will be shown in an exhibition starting October 1st, 2016.
Tomorrow Is An Island suggests to employ the tools of science-fiction in order to rethink the links between bodies and the urban space they come accross, live in, the space that absorb them or reject them. Migration issues, the so-called "refugees crisis" in Europe and beyond, and the rise of populist far-right-winged discourses all around the world forces us to think about the possibility to find alternative narratives.
We invited the curator and writer Lotte Arndt to be in charge of programs and events linked with the exhibition Tomorrow Is An Island, in the framework of her research residency at Villa Vassilieff in partnership with the Goethe Institut.
Tomorrow Is An Island is supported by the National Arts Council de Singapour.