The first exhibition of the year (January 31 - April 30, 2016) Paper Tiger Whisky Soap Theatre (Dada Nice), installed in the Galerie Carrée of the art center, is dedicated to British artist Sonia Boyce.
A proponent of collaborative practices including music, performance, video and installation, Sonia Boyce is in residence at the Villa Arson from October 2015 to January 2016 during which time she has produced, in collaboration with choreographer Vania Gala, hip-hop singer Astronautalis and the students of the school, a performance at the heart of the Villa Arson's brutalist architecture. A film has been produced and edited. An installation with videos and drawings components will then form an installation. Entitled Paper Tiger Whisky Soap Theatre (Dada Nice), the exhibition focuses on the links between jazz-scat (vocal jazz) and the Dada inheritance of bodies in movement. This dialogue is the continuation of the artist's work in Exquisite Cacophony, a filmed performance produced for the Venice Biennale 2015.
The exhibition curator is art historian Sophie Orlando, a researcher and Associate Professor at the Villa Arson. She has been conducting research on British Black Artists since 2006.
ASSOCIATED PROGRAM / MEETINGS Meetings around the exhibition are organized on March 3 and 4 2016 with the participation of Cécile Bargues, Sonia Boyce, Lotte Arndt, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Latifa Laâbissi.
TO FOLLOW The exhibition will continue in various forms until May 2017 in the following art centers: Institute of Contemporary Arts ( London), East Side Project (Birmingham), Tyneside (Newcastle) + Mewo Kunsthall (Memmingen). A publication is planned. INFORMATIONS & DOCUMENTATION All about the exhibition, the artist, the guided visits and the program : guide.villa.org
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