Centre Pompidou – Galerie 4
Artists nominated for the 2017 edition : Maja Bajevic, Joana Hadjithomas et Khalil Joreige, Charlotte Moth et Vittorio Santoro
Exhibition curated by Alicia Knock, from 27 September to 8 January 2018
Maja Bajevic, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Charlotte Moth and Vittorio Santoro have all created new work for the occasion. Pursuing their respective investigations, they explore the image, the poetics of the archive, the hidden genealogies of objects and words.
Trained in Sarajevo and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Maja Bajevic exhibited at Documenta 12 in 2007 and at the last Venice Biennale (”All the World’s Futures”) in 2015. She makes politically engaged work that examines contemporary geopolitical situations, access to information, and the categories of power (notably economic).
Based in both Paris and Beirut, and also showing at the Venice Biennale in 2015, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige collaborate on work chiefly concerned with transmission of knowledge and the narrative potential of the different strata of the image.
For her first museum show in Paris, Charlotte Moth – a British artist living in France – continues her exploration of space as architecture and as potential, tendentially transforming history of art into poetic vision.
Born in Switzerland to Sicilian parents and now based in Paris, the self-taught Vittorio Santoro came to artistic attention in France with an exhibition at the Fondation Ricard in 2012. Closely connected to literature, his work offers minimalist narratives of objects from a rigorously “exploded” perspective.
While all already have work in the Centre Pompidou’s collection, these artists – young and not so young – will be showing there for the first time, incidentally illustrating the international pull of the French art scene. All are in some way are engaged in a reflection on the languages of the image and their ability to generate stories both real and fictional, charged with poetry.