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The exhibition Intériorités presented at Labanque - a visual arts production and distribution centre in Béthune located on the rehabilitated site of the former Banque de France - is the second highlight of La Traversée des inquiétudes, a trilogy imagined by Léa Bismuth, freely adapted from the thought of Georges Bataille. This exhibition, conceived as a unique experience, follows on from Dépenses, the inaugural exhibition of the cycle, for which, for the first time, Labanque experimented with the conditions of a collective exhibition bringing together previously unseen productions (eleven works had thus been produced specifically by French and international artists1 ).

For Intériorités, the wager is maintained and relaunched, with thirteen artists solicited on the same principle of extraordinary production, testimony to an ambitious curatorial research based on a collective writing confronting contemporary art with a founding thought of the twentieth century.

The thirteen artists producing the works of this journey are : Charlotte Charbonnel, Clément Cogitore, Marco Godinho, Atsunobu Kohira, Romina De Novellis, Frédéric D. Oberland, Florencia Rodriguez Giles, Pia Rondé and Fabien Saleil, Anne-Laure Sacriste, Gilles Stassart, Claire Tabouret, Sabrina Vitali, Daisuke Yokota.

They will be accompanied by the works of : Chantal Akerman, Hans Bellmer, Jacques-André Boiffard, Marguerite Duras, Bas Jan Ader, Oda Jaune, Pierre Molinier, Markus Schinwald, Eugène Von Bruenchenhein, Jérôme Zonder, Zorro.

An Artpress supplement, serving as an exhibition catalogue, will be published in September 2017 and will contain information on all the works in the exhibition.

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
eugene von bruenchenhein, self-portrait, 1947. - © christian berst — art brut

Eugene von Bruenchenhein, a humble baker from Milwaukee, believed that being born in the year of the passage of Halley’s Comet was irrefutable proof that the gods had endowed him with artistic genius. In 1943, he married Eveline Kalke, who was 10 years younger than him, and she became his muse, inspirer, and subject, directly or indirectly, of all his art. He renamed her Marie. Photography then became his primary mode of expression: he created hundreds of portraits of Marie adorned with different attributes. Marie becomes, by turns, a goddess, queen, star, seductress, or ingenue. In 2013, these photographs were featured at the Venice Biennale, while an entire room was dedicated to him in the exhibition An Alternative Guide to The Universe at the Hayward Gallery in London.⁠


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