Oproep inschrijving atelierbezoek Elodie Royer & Yoann Gourmel op 5 en 6 september 2011

Stroom nodigt sinds 2006 regelmatig curatoren, kunstenaars en critici uit binnen- en buitenland uit om atelierbezoeken af te leggen bij Haagse kunstenaars. Het atelierbezoek biedt de kunstenaar de gelegenheid om zich met zijn/ haar werk te presenteren. Het vormt een gelegenheid tot opbouwende kritische reflectie op het werk in een gedachtenwisseling met een gekwalificeerde expert. En in het verlengde hiervan wordt natuurlijk de bekendheid met het werk gestimuleerd.

Op maandag 5 en dinsdag 6 september a.s. zullen Elodie Royer & Yoann Gourmel (220 jours), onafhankelijk curators en kunstcritici uit Parijs, een aantal atelierbezoeken afleggen aan kunstenaars in Den Haag. Hun interessegebied formuleren zij als volgt: "Our field of research mostly departs from the desire to collide ideas, forms and people to see what happens. Consequently, they may range from icebergs to visual poetry, from operations of collage and montage to fragmented narratives, from Fluxus distractions to the practice of correspondence, from the circulation and the transmission of ideas, forms and images in relation to their support to exhibitions as collaborative situations, from the wonderment of arbitrariness to indeterminacy. More specifically, we currently work on a Japanese literary principle called "mono no aware", expressing the feelings that arise in us in the contact of facts and things, the accordingly only means to know their substance. Departing from this unstable feeling arisen from the correlation between a subject and an object in a given situation, we are working on the hypothesis of a sentimental relationship to artworks considered as fragmentary, precarious or transitory objects."

Als je geïnteresseerd bent in een atelierbezoek van Elodie Royer & Yoann Gourmel kan je dat uiterlijk 21 augustus a.s. laten weten via een emailbericht aan Connie van Driel: cdriel@stroom.nl
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Elodie Royer & Yoann Gourmel

Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel are independent curators and art critics based in Paris, France.Their texts are published in magazines and exhibition catalogues. Most of their projects are documented online: http://220jours.blogspot.com.
Elodie Royer has worked with gb agency, Paris from 2005 to 2010. She was previously exhibitions' coordinator at Kadist Art Foundation, Paris from 2005 to 2007 and at Palais de Tokyo, Paris from 2004 to 2005.
Yoann Gourmel has worked with gb agency, Paris, from February 2007 to July 2010. In 2008, he was guest curator of the 22nd International Studios of Frac Pays de la Loire, where he organized the exhibition "Chapter 1 (the discrete situations)", touring under the title "Chapter 2 (the repetition)" at Parc Culturel of Rentilly (2009), and for which he edited the accompanying catalogue "Chapter 3 (the authorized narratives)". In 2007, he curated the exhibition "The Garden of Cyrus" at EMBA, Manet gallery in Gennevilliers.

Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel are currently guest curators at the art center Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris for the season 2011-2013, where they are are working on a series of exhibitions entitled "the feeling of things", considered as places where various activities may take place and dialogue beyond their mere representations, in order to start a thinking process instead of the result of one.

From January to June 2011, they were laureates of the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Japan. In 2010, they were laureates of the 5th Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per l'Arte for which they curated the exhibition "The Crystal hypothesis" at GAMeC, Bergamo, and edited the accompanying catalogue.

Together they have curated the exhibitions "Things slowly curve out of sight until they are gone. Afterwards only the curve remains", at Hermes und der Pfau, Stuttgart (2010), "25 square meters (per second) or The Spirit of the Hive" for the festival No Soul For Sale at Tate Modern, London (2010), "la panique du noyau", at the School of Fine Arts of Brest (2010), "where water comes together with other water", at gb agency, Paris (2009), "les feuilles" at Super and at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008), "l'anomalie d'ararat" at IrmaVepLab, Chatillon sur Marne (2008), the on-going exhibition "220 jours" with the support of gb agency, Paris, (September 2007 - March 2008), "with bizarre rooms in whimsical shapes (& the library)", gb agency, Villa Warsaw, Warsaw (2006) and "le spectre des armatures", Glassbox, Paris (2006, with Mathilde Villeneuve).