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NEW ORDER

2016.10.29 - 2017.2.12

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

“New Order" is the name of an English rock group and this is also the title chosen by Agaphanthe, artist duo consisting of Alice Mulliez and Florent Konné, for their exhibition at 403. Thinking about an exhibition such as this relates to afresh start. Agaphanthe remains watchful at/ for the possibility of a new stateof mind, a new attitude. This Wuhan residency allowed them to create shapesthat fall under a jingle of doing and undoing. This immersionin this booming urban space led to mental representations, making visible projected movements of the changing city. 

New Order - aesthetic experience - daily practice - global civilization.

Demolition Construction Of Construction

This residency was the catalyst for a new production line. The duo borrows straightforwardly a vocabulary extracted from an urban space in transition. They assemble and orderelements of miscellaneous artifacts. They progress in these construction sites which disembowel the city from end to end. To borrownew forms and materials as compositional elements in order to put this never-ending movement into perspective through artistic writing, a writing throughout the course allowing a pause. To live, to watch, to stop, and then rewrite. As if this perpetual movement was a film whose scrolling images were laid break by a remote control. They deconstruct what they see, what they live, what they apprehend. The forms created by the duo question logical reorganization. So the remains and wastes of acontemporary yet already outdated world nourish the repertory of forms they produce. These variable adjustments allow to build real constructions resembling a tracking game. The exhibition space becomes a rough playground of forms and recollections. Picture rails, paintings, partition walls, rubble but also architectural elements mingle in amixed, porous ensemble, giving rise to new narrations. The image plays with symmetry and curls up into mirror shapes that confuse the issue. This blurring of visual codes dissuades from an immediate reading of the works. Alternately the object changes scale, changes its status, from hollow to full, from negative to positive, it flattens out to become sculptural.



AGAPANTHE: Konné & Mulliez

Saw the day in 2014, Florent Konné and Alice Mulliez are determined to put in common and in shape the datas they have collected by their various/numerous travels and life experiences.The territories they are passing through and living in become new elements of artistic and aesthetic vocabulary where notions of landscape and urbanization are convened by installations and devices fed by research on territories and heritage. The artwork shapes they create are like choruses, repetitions and rhythms of an echo of their individual artistic practices.Alice Mulliez has a polymorphic artistic approach, her works takes shape in culinary devices and installations. Whereas Florent Konné plays with simulacrum. He commits to porous gaps in between fixed and animated images, in two and three dimensions.



CV

2016

Cultural forum at the 104-Paris

Comme du Papier, Regional Fund of contemporary art, curated by Claire Viardet, La Reunion island

Matérialité de l’invisible / materiality of invisibility, collective exibition NEARCH, conducted by the European Commission, INRAP, le CENT- QUATRE-Paris.

2015

Food non food, invited by thinkingfooddesign ... Braque gallery, Paris.

vous restez pour dîner? / Do you stay for dinner?, collective exhibition, AR- TEUM museum of contemporary art, Châteauneuf le Rouge, France.

Hobo, collective exhibition, des étables gallery, curated by Lydie Marchi and Nadia Russell, Bordeaux, France.

 RESIDENCY

2015-2016

NEARCH, conducted by the European Commission, INRAP, le CENTQUATRE-Paris.

2015

Residency of research in Guadeloupe, in french Caraïb.

Residency of research whith cultural conservation Institute, Department of Émilie-Romagne, Italy.

Residency of research and production, le CENTQUATRE- Paris.

Residency of research and production, in the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap), la Courneuve, CENTQUATRE-Paris.

Production and research, le CENTQUATRE-Paris

IN COLLECTION

2014

Isola 1/2, FRAC / regional fund for contemporary art, Reunion island.



NEW ORDER

2016.10.29 - 2017.2.12

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

“New Order" is the name of an English rock group and this is also the title chosen by Agaphanthe, artist duo consisting of Alice Mulliez and Florent Konné, for their exhibition at 403. Thinking about an exhibition such as this relates to afresh start. Agaphanthe remains watchful at/ for the possibility of a new stateof mind, a new attitude. This Wuhan residency allowed them to create shapesthat fall under a jingle of doing and undoing. This immersionin this booming urban space led to mental representations, making visible projected movements of the changing city. 

New Order - aesthetic experience - daily practice - global civilization.

Demolition Construction Of Construction

This residency was the catalyst for a new production line. The duo borrows straightforwardly a vocabulary extracted from an urban space in transition. They assemble and orderelements of miscellaneous artifacts. They progress in these construction sites which disembowel the city from end to end. To borrownew forms and materials as compositional elements in order to put this never-ending movement into perspective through artistic writing, a writing throughout the course allowing a pause. To live, to watch, to stop, and then rewrite. As if this perpetual movement was a film whose scrolling images were laid break by a remote control. They deconstruct what they see, what they live, what they apprehend. The forms created by the duo question logical reorganization. So the remains and wastes of acontemporary yet already outdated world nourish the repertory of forms they produce. These variable adjustments allow to build real constructions resembling a tracking game. The exhibition space becomes a rough playground of forms and recollections. Picture rails, paintings, partition walls, rubble but also architectural elements mingle in amixed, porous ensemble, giving rise to new narrations. The image plays with symmetry and curls up into mirror shapes that confuse the issue. This blurring of visual codes dissuades from an immediate reading of the works. Alternately the object changes scale, changes its status, from hollow to full, from negative to positive, it flattens out to become sculptural.



AGAPANTHE: Konné & Mulliez

Saw the day in 2014, Florent Konné and Alice Mulliez are determined to put in common and in shape the datas they have collected by their various/numerous travels and life experiences.The territories they are passing through and living in become new elements of artistic and aesthetic vocabulary where notions of landscape and urbanization are convened by installations and devices fed by research on territories and heritage. The artwork shapes they create are like choruses, repetitions and rhythms of an echo of their individual artistic practices.Alice Mulliez has a polymorphic artistic approach, her works takes shape in culinary devices and installations. Whereas Florent Konné plays with simulacrum. He commits to porous gaps in between fixed and animated images, in two and three dimensions.



CV

2016

Cultural forum at the 104-Paris

Comme du Papier, Regional Fund of contemporary art, curated by Claire Viardet, La Reunion island

Matérialité de l’invisible / materiality of invisibility, collective exibition NEARCH, conducted by the European Commission, INRAP, le CENT- QUATRE-Paris.

2015

Food non food, invited by thinkingfooddesign ... Braque gallery, Paris.

vous restez pour dîner? / Do you stay for dinner?, collective exhibition, AR- TEUM museum of contemporary art, Châteauneuf le Rouge, France.

Hobo, collective exhibition, des étables gallery, curated by Lydie Marchi and Nadia Russell, Bordeaux, France.

 RESIDENCY

2015-2016

NEARCH, conducted by the European Commission, INRAP, le CENTQUATRE-Paris.

2015

Residency of research in Guadeloupe, in french Caraïb.

Residency of research whith cultural conservation Institute, Department of Émilie-Romagne, Italy.

Residency of research and production, le CENTQUATRE- Paris.

Residency of research and production, in the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap), la Courneuve, CENTQUATRE-Paris.

Production and research, le CENTQUATRE-Paris

IN COLLECTION

2014

Isola 1/2, FRAC / regional fund for contemporary art, Reunion island.



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