October 8, 2014 to January 26, 2015
Latifa Echakhch has devised a specific project for the Centre Pompidou, which follows on from other exhibitions: «Latifa Echakhch. Goodbye Horses» at the Kunsthaus Zurich in 2011, «The scene takes place» at the Eva Presenhuber Gallery in 2013, and «All around fades to a heavy sound» at the kamel mennour gallery this year. In all these exhibitions, Latifa Echakhch explored an idea where circuses and shows become ghostly spectacles emptied of public and performers following «nobody knows» what kind of events or disasters.
With Espace 315, the artist once more places ideas about the stage, decorum and traces at the heart of her approach. The exhibition, consisting of several sculptural components, has a strongly unified feel. The artist seeks to build up a dramatic scene. By making play with the backstage area, the whole work suggests a wide range of meanings an d’interpretations ranging from a disappointing materiality to images of mental landscapes. Latifa Echakhch transforms the venue into a dense, dreamlike place halfway between earth and sky, frozen in a twilight world.
As they move around, visitors discover different fragments of history, objects that are almost derisory, and recollections of childhood drawn from the very depths of memory, then immersed in black ink.
Publication : Latifa Echakhch, Prix Marcel Duchamp 2013
Authors: Jean-Pierre Bordaz, Latifa Echakhch, Bartomeu Mari
Co-edited: kamel mennour & Centre Pompidou, Paris.