Current Exhibition

 
J’AI FROID

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MATIAS FALDBAKKEN
SIDSEL MEINECHE HANSEN
THEODOR KITTELSEN
ASGER JORN / GERARD FRANCESCHI

There has been a long tradition of relationships between castillo/corrales and Scandinavia. Some find this connection a little perplexing or dubious; for others it’s not a problem at all. The remaining ones will claim they didn’t really notice it until now.

On Friday May 16, castillo/corrales inaugurates the exhibition J’ai Froid, which presents works by Matias Faldbakken and Sidsel Meineche Hansen, grouped together by Joachim Hamou with illustrations from Theodor Kittelsen’s book Svartedauen (“Black Death”) and photographs from the image archive of Asger Jorn’s Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism.

J’ai Froid addresses the myth of Scandinavian culture and the paradox of formulating a subversive strategy based on socio-economic privilege. Tapping into the unrest and general neoliberalisation of the Scandinavian welfare-states, a new generation of artists’ interest in anarchistic expressionism and Black Metal has emerged. Their interest in this subculture lies perhaps in the promise of an oppositional position and the potential for expressing angst, distress and feelings of being overwhelmed. J’ai Froid foregrounds a split position where visual artists are trying to negotiate their own position, knowing that it is impossible to reiterate an authentic expression and to use irony as a counterstrategy.

In J’ai Froid, Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973), the artist and author of the acclaimed novel Scandinavian Misanthropy, presents two sculptures indebted to the anti-establishment threads of Norwegian expressionism and black metal. In a new series of prints, London-based artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen (b. 1981) appropriates Edvard Munch’s woodcut printing technique, merging the “spirit of the wood” with her research into the prescription of psychoactive drugs and chemical management of nervousness.

Theodor Kittelsen (1857-1914) was a Norwegian illustrator and artist, and a member of the Norwegian romantic nationalism movement, who dropped out of the city buzz to live the life of a recluse in the countryside. An original copy of his book Svartedauen (“Black Death”) from 1900 is included in the exhibition. The Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) established The Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism which comprised the extensive but unfinished archive of 10.000 years of Nordic Folk Art documented by the French photographer Gerard Franceschi (1915-2001). A fragment of this archive completes the exhibition J’ai Froid, which will slowly accompany us as we move towards the heart of the Parisian summer.

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Paraguay Press

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NEW TITLES

PENSÉE NOMADE, CHOSE IMPRIMÉE. Histoire d’un atelier nomade de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, 1989-2013

By Michel Aphesbero & Danielle Colomine (4Taxis) and Jean Calens. With texts by Yann Chateigné, Thomas Lawson, Lili Reynaud Dewar, Pedro G Romero, and Ralph Rugoff.

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SLOR #2 – METAL IDEAS

Edited by Felicia von Zweigbergk with texts by Felicia von Zweigbergk, Pieter Kock (DJ Peacock), Janine Armin, and Ärkan Nordin.

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A BOOK ABOUT – WHAT’S MORE TO LIFE THAN BOOKS

Co-published with Publication Studio and Art Metropole
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SLOB #4 – KINÉSIQUE DE LA PAGE (2013)
Avigail Moss


Maintenant disponible en français.
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FORTHCOMING TITLES

September 2014
MANGELOS
AFTER DARK (A Provence Reader)

October 2014
AUBE, Clément Rodzielski

Section 7 Books

 

Section 7 Books is castillo/corrales’ bookshop. Installed in the back space of the gallery, it is open on regular hours: 2pm to 7pm, Wednesday trough Saturday.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT S7B

☞ Prochains événements en septembre ✈ A pause in August ✔ Next events in September ✍

SOME RECENT DELIVERIES

Sylvère Lotringer and David Morris (ed.): Schizo-Culture (Semiotext(e)

The Semiotext(e)/2014 Whitney Biennial pamphlet series

Chris Kraus: Aliens & Anorexia, I Love Dick, Summer of Hate…(Semiotext(e)

Oscar Tuazon: Live (Do.Pe.Press)

A Needle Walks into a Haystack, 2014 Liverpool Biennial book (Köenig Books)

Eric Baudelaire: Anabases (Archive Books)

David Robilliard: The Yes No Quality of Dreams (ICA London/Roma Publications)

Jost Hochuli, Hans-Rudolf Bosshard: Max Bill/Jan Tschichold (B42)

Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years (Köenig Books/Artists Space)

Jimmie Durham: Waiting To Be Interrupted. Selected Writings (Mousse)

Texte Zur Kunst #94: “Berlin Update”

EVENTS ARCHIVE

Fermeture d’été tout le mois d’Août

castillo/corrales

&

Section 7 Books

Summer holidays all August long

La librairie est ouverte sur rdv / if you’d like to see the bookstore email us

castillocorrales@gmail.com

See you on Sept. 9 for the opening of / rdv le 9 Septembre pour le vernissage de

L’ÉPOQUE, LES HUMEURS, LES VALEURS, L’ATTENTION
@ Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard
(not in Belleville)