100 arrtists in the city - ZAT 2019
18:30
Auditorium, MO.CO. Panacée, 14 rue de l'Ecole de Pharmacie, 34000, Montpellier
Free access

Between June 8 and July 28, 2019, the city of Montpellier presents a unique Temporary Artistic Zone (ZAT) to mark the opening of MOCO, the only contemporary art center to open in Europe this year.

100 artists in the city – ZAT 2019 takes as its starting point a project that was initiated by a group of Montpellier-based artists, ABC Productions (Tjeerd Alkema, Jean Azemard, Vincent Bioulès and Alain Clément), who, in 1970, organised a large-scale exhibition across the city.

On Thursday, June 6, a round-table discussion about the history of the project, 100 artists in the city, May 1970, will take place at La Panacée, in collaboration with the Musée Fabre. Speakers include Vincent Bioulès, Alain Clément, Noël Dolla, Daniel Dezeuze and Henri Talvat.

The round-table will be moderated by Stanislas Colodiet, Curator of Mid-19th Century to Contemporary Art, and Head of Multimedia Services at the Musée Fabre. They will be joined by Manon Gaffiot, author of “100 artists in the city, Montpellier, May ’70. The outcome of public engagement”. This meeting pays tribute to the artists of this first edition, and to the members of ABC PRODUCTION who initiated the project.

Free entrance (number of places is limited)

For further information, please visit www.zat.montpellier.fr

©Laurent Tixador
24h/24h
Round trip between l'Esplanade Général de Gaulle and Place de la Comédie, 34000, Montpellier
Free access

From june 6 to june 10 2019

 

Recreating a performance organised during the Nuit Blanche in Paris in 2016, Croisières sur Berges, Laurent Tixador presents a movable structure, like a mobile building, which moves through the city of Montpellier between 6 and 10 June 2019. The piece will be activated on the Esplanade and the Place de la Comédie. Based on the idea of cohabitation in Montpellier's urban environment, including both its street furniture and its residents, the artist questions the spectator's role in experiencing all the relative upheavals of daily life.

 

Image : ©Laurent Tixador
Courtesy Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc

MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain
19:00
Place de la Comédie, 34000, Montpellier
Free access

 

This exhibition is curated by Hou Hanru, a curator who has taken part in some of the most important international events on the contemporary art scene—the Shanghai Biennale, the Gwangju Biennale, the Nuit Blanche in Paris, the Tirana Biennial, the Istanbul Biennial, the Lyon Biennale, the Auckland Triennial, and the Venice Biennale (curator of the French Pavilion in 1999 and of the Chinese Pavilion in 2007) with the MAXXI curating team. Director of the MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle arte del XXI secolo in Rome since 2013, he has chosen the contemporary art centre La Panacée to stage a continuation of his project featuring some 70 artists from all over the world and presenting a bold, poetic, yet political overview of the street.

After a larger and more complex version at the MAXXI (December 2018 – April 2019), we unveil a new phase of the project at the Panacée. A significant place will be dedicated to video, because today it is above all on screens that we perceive the world; it is also an ideal medium for narrative and a tool for creating space, as well as a means of reconfiguring the primary interface between the private and public sphere.

The exhibition proposes a dynamic exploration of several ideas the Street is concerned with, accentuates, or intersects:

Politics—with a wall of drawings, paintings, and prints dealing with protest movements and demonstrations, including works by Andrea Bowers, Andrea Salvino, Marinella Senatore, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Yang Jiechang, as well as an installation by Moe Satt and videos by Éric Baudelaire, Chto Delat, Cinthia Marcele, and Jonathas de Andrade.

Communities, which, at every crossroads, partake of a shared consciousness in a laboratory where borders, notions of minority, and interactions can be redefined, as is visible in videos by Kimsooja, Zhou Tao, Kim Sora, Francis Alÿs, and Mark Bradford. Everyday life and its sequence of work, leisure, meals... Since the street is a concentrate of several types of activity, artists can imagine it either as an extension of the domestic space or as a locus of marginalization and social exclusion.

Thus, if Halil Altindere’s work, Mobese (Gold Camera), articulates an ironic statement about the surveillance cameras that line our streets, Flavio Favelli’s illuminated panels emit signals emptied of their meaning and advertising function. Mention may also be made of the videos of Adel Abdessemed, Ivan Argote, Marcela Armas, Mark Lewis, Jill Magid, and Fang Lu.

Then there are live interventions—because since the 1960s the street has been occupied by artists who consider it the ideal site for experiments and actions that often play on our recurrent feelings of solitude in the urban environment. Many videos bring out this theme, from Allora & Calzadilla, Cao Fei, and Martin Creed to Jean-Baptiste Ganne, David Hammons, Lin Yilin, and many others.

A transitional space, it fosters interaction with institutions, furthers osmosis between the in- and the outside, and infiltrates enclosed spaces, transforming them into forums for sharing and experience and becoming the focus for institutional, collective, seminal actions—as Thomas Hirschhorn, Raphael Zarka, and Simon Fujiwara remind us. And finally the street is a cartographical space, one in which functions such as circulation, exchange, entertainment, shelter, lighting, etc. are arranged into hierarchical systems, such as that of urban planning, the overlap between utopia and functionality and flow management, both of humans and energy. All this is conjured up in the works of Rosa Barba, whose metal piping installations give voice to our underground passages, and those of Zhao Zhao, who recreates the bitumen from which the ghosts of roadkill cats resurface.

To guide us Liu Qingyuan proposes a narrative frieze, Stories of the Street, inspired by key works and events that have marked the relationship between contemporary art and the street environment, quoting in a kind of comic strip iconic figures, such as Vito Acconci, Daniel Buren, Valie Export, Adrian Piper, and Teching Hsieh.

100 artistes dans la ville - ZAT 2019
19:00
Place de la Comédie, 34000, Montpellier
Free access
100 artists in the city - ZAT 2019
15:00
Esplanade de la Musique, 34000, Montpellier
Free access

Opening picnic by VOXEL

Two square modules, created by Artelozera and activated by four young choreographers from the Exerce ICI/CCN Montpellier program, sit on the Esplanade de la Musique. Voxel – des modules à habiter par le travail de la danse consists of permeable working spaces in which different warm-up exercises, writing, improvised dance, strolls and performances take place. The human experience and a loss of bearings are essential to these actions. The utilitarian objects that are thus created are deprived of any status as a work of art. In this way, Voxel offers an alternative within the space of the everyday, and positions the viewer as an experimenter.  

100 artistes dans la ville - ZAT 2019
17:00
MO.CO. Hôtel des collections, 13 rue de la République, 34000, Montpellier
Booking

Guided tour : La Traversée MOCO Montpellier Contemporain | 1h30 

French Track

100 artists in the city - ZAT 2019
13:00
Place Aristide Briand, 34200, Sète
Free access

 

Contest in Sète by Enzo Mianes, Touch!

100 artists in the city - ZAT 2019
10:00
For more info please visit www.zat.fr
Booking

Discover the outdoor exhibition in a playful way 

 

100 artists in the city - ZAT 2019
11:30
Front yard of the Molière Theatre, avenue Victor Hugo in Sète
Free access

11:30 - Opening of the exposition in Sète, Parvis of the Théâtre in Sète. Exposition from june 8 to july 28 2019 
 

Artists performances : Eve Laroche-Joubert and Enzo Mianès.

 

Coproduction MOCO Montpellier Contemporain in parternship with the City of Sète 

100 artistes dans la ville - ZAT 2019
17:00
MO.CO. Hôtel des collections, 13 rue de la République, 34000, Montpellier
Booking

Guided tour :  La Traversée MOCO Montpellier Contemporain | 1h30

French Track

 

MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain
21:00
For more info please visit www.zat.fr
Booking

Guided tour at night 

100 artistes dans la ville - ZAT 2019
10:00
MO.CO. Hôtel des collections, 13 rue de la République, 34000, Montpellier
Booking

French Track

100 arttists in the city - ZAT 2019
21:00
For more info please visit www.zat.fr
Booking

Guided tour at night 

MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain
10:00
MO.CO. Hôtel des collections, 13 rue de la République, 34000, Montpellier
Booking

Guided tour : Getting across MOCO Montpellier Contemporain, English language | 1h30

English Track 

100 artists in the city - ZAT 2019
18:00
Auditorium, MO.CO. Panacée, 14 rue de l'Ecole de Pharmacie, 34000, Montpellier
Free access

Movie by Jean-Marc Chapoulie, Debord remasterisé