Allora & Calzadilla, Fayçal Baghriche, Julien Berthier, Igor és Iván Buharov , Francisco Camacho, Matthieu Clainchard, Wim Delvoye, Papp Réka Kinga, Matthieu Laurette, Frédéric Pradeau, Julien Prévieux, Gruppo Tökmag , SZAF
Better being a virus than catching a cold
25. May 2011. - 25. June
Opening: 24. May 2011 at 19:00
Curator: Isabelle Le Normand
Inspired by Wim Delvoye's witty remark Better being a virus than catching a cold, this exhibition examines alternative methods functioning as strategies of resistance in today's society.

Using infiltration as a modus operandi, the artists of the show act in the realm of everyday life and create objects as well as situations, which aim at improving the world or making us aware of it.

Better being a virus than catching a cold deals with resisting methods. As today, hyper capitalism seems to be the only valid economic model, contemporary artists' political involvement is slightly different from the activists' in the 1970s.

This exhibition shows artists whose critical viewpoints aren't that obvious. Their artworks are using infiltration strategies in everyday life, building up situations or objects that may improve the world or reveal its system.

Out of the art sphere into the world, the artworks mix up with social and economic reality. Not necessarily efficient, these artistic strategies cause instability, awkwardness or short-circuit.