12th of July – Gerard & Kelly, L’objet invisible

12/07/2024 19:30

7:30pm: The danced performance starts.

Single fee: 35€
Free for children under 10 years old (reservation is required)

No exchange, no refund.

Performance created for the Fondation Maeght

With Awa Joannais, Georges Labbat, Jonathan Fahoury, Pierre Bibault (guitar)
Costumes, Stacey Berman
Production manager, Vincent Brou
Production, & Compagnie

The entire work of the sculptor and draftsman could be entitled “The Invisible Object”. – Jean Genet on Giacometti

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the Fondation Maeght presents a new performance by  Gerard & Kelly, internationally recognized artists known for their engagement with modern architecture and their work at the intersection of dance, film and visual art.

In their site-specific project, Gerard & Kelly reflect and refract the Fondation Maeght through shifting frames: the feigned innocence of 1964, the foundation’s inaugural year; its history of presenting avant-garde music and dance, including the first performances in France of Merce Cunningham’s dance company and a legendary concert in 1970 by Sun Ra; and the cour d’honneur as a ready-made choreography for sculptures by Alberto Giacometti.

L’objet invisible proposes these multiple frames, often simultaneously, for re-discovering France’s first private art foundation. In this ambulatory performance for three dancers and a guitarist, Gerard & Kelly use Josep Lluís Sert’s original architecture and the newly completed extension by Silvio d’Ascia as a score for intimate and unexpected encounters, a cinematic device for viewing the invisible.

American artists based in Paris, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly have collaborated for nearly two decades on performance, film, and installation among other formats. The duo’s first museum survey exhibition, Ruins, was held at the Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes in 2022–23. Recent exhibitions and performances of their work have been presented by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

ⓒ Clément Wibaut
Alberto Giacometti, 1960 © Succession Alberto Giacometti / ADAGP, Paris 2024

     Lead Supporter of the 60th Anniversary Celebrations

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