Curator: Cyrille Noirjean, artistic director of URDLA
Founded in 1978, URDLA is an art centre devoted to the so-called original print. Its exhibition spaces are surrounded by workshops that apply various printing techniques: relief, intaglio, lithography and typography. The combination of safeguarding a technical and artisanal heritage with support for contemporary new work – through publishing, promoting and disseminating printed images – has for more than 40 years formed a hybrid venue for producing printed images and displaying contemporary visual art practices.
Plateau / Frac Île-de-France (Paris), Palais de Tokyo and Jeu de Paume in Paris, Witte de With in Rotterdam, Édouard Malingue Gallery in Hong Kong and Westbeth Center in New York.
For his exhibition entitled Raúl D., Geffriaud wanted to reshape the factory premises by moving some of the machines and tools into the exhibition space, so that the exhibition could be introduced into the printmaker shop. This new form of cohabitation aims to shift uses by modifying habits of circulation, production and seeing. Real/fake sculptures, accidental assemblages and bricolaged tools rub shoulders and tame one another. The prints produced for the exhibition share the walls with tests forgotten years ago. Through installations, sculptures, films and performances, Mark Geffriaud plays with the multiple representations of time and the construction of memory. The appearance (circulation) and the disappearance (oblivion) of images and forms lay the foundations of a fragmentary archaeology in which misunderstandings are clarified by free association, neighbourhood and fiction. Interstices then appear to the gaze.
Born 1977 in Vitry-sur-Seine (France), lives and works in Paris (France)
14 Sept. — 30 Nov. 2019
Opening night: Saturday 14 Sept., 2.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 6pm
Saturday, 2pm to 6pm
26 Sept. at 7.30pm, 19 Oct. at 7pm, 14 Nov. at 7pm
207, rue Francis-de-Pressensé
PERFORMANCE OF MARK GEFFRIAUD
Thursday 26 Sept. at 7:30pm
Thursday 17 Oct. at 7:00pm
Thursday 14 Nov. at 7:00pm
COMMENTS OF THE EXHIBITION RAÙL D.
Saturday 12 Oct. 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm
MEETING MARK GEFFRIAUD
Wednesday 16 October 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Librairie Michel Descours
COMPLETE TOUR OF THE URDLA
Saturday 23 November 2019
3:00pm – 4:00pm