“Avec le vent…”
Proposed by Nico Dockx and Cari Gonzalez-Casanova
Nico Dockx & Jan Mast, Alexis Gautier, Cari Gonzalez-Casanova, Heide Hinrichs, Karl Holmqvist, Ann Veronica Janssens, Zak Kyes & Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pat McCarthy, Jonas Mekas, Philip Metten, Jean-Michel Meyers, Maurizio Nannucci, Ouragan, Anri Sala, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Luca Vitone.
Date : Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 13
Venue : group exhibition on the sea, visible from the Marseille coast.
Limited places on the sailboats can be bought for those who want to experience this one-day voyage on the Mediterranean Sea together with some of the artists. Your participation helps the production, click : here to sign in for one of the 25 places still available.
“Avec le vent…” is a work in public space that has been initiated and developed as a prototype version in 2015-2016 by Belgian artist Nico Dockx in close collaboration with some local sailors of the Société Nautique de Marseille as well as colleague artist Cari Gonzalez-Casanova, and which took place in the form of two sailing trips on the Mediterranean Sea around end of August and early September 2016 departing from Le Vieux-Port de Marseille.
For this work in public space, seventeen friends/ Artists were invited to design 16 sails especially for this event : Nico Dockx & Jan Mast, Alexis Gautier, Cari Gonzalez-Casanova, Heide Hinrichs, Karl Holmqvist, Ann Veronica Janssens, Zak Kyes & Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pat McCarthy, Jonas Mekas, Philip Metten, Jean-Michel Meyers, Maurizio Nannucci, Ouragan, Anri Sala, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Luca Vitone.
Nico Dockx (Belgium 1974) works as a visual artist, curator, publisher and researcher with a fundamental interest in archives. His interventions, publications, texts, sounds, images, installations, performances and conversations —which are usually the result of collaboration with other artists— embody the relation-ship between perception and memory, which he interprets differently each time. His work has won him a DAAD grant in Berlin (2005), and various prizes like Le Prix Jeune Peinture Belge —the Emile & Stephy Langui prize (2009, together with Helena Sidiropoulos). Since 1998 he has exhibited his work at home and abroad and has published more than forty artist’s publications with his own independent imprint Curious.
Cari Gonzalez-Casanova (Puerto Rico 1971) grew up in New York and currently works between France and New York. Through her research-based work and collaborative projects, Cari Gonzalez-Casanova examines different strategies of representation, and their use of seduction or authority, to question the politi-cal, utopian or dystopian ambitions that motivate them. In 2016 she published a book on strategies of camouflage and will be participating in the exhibition « Camouflage. Au-delà du motif abstrait (art, nature, guerre) » at the Felix Art Museum in Drogenbos, Belgium (exhibition in collaboration with the War Her-itage Institute et l’Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique). She is recipient of the following grants : Mecènes du Sud (2013), the Conseil Régional PACA (2010, 2013), and La Ville de Marseille (2013). Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museo del Barrio in New York and the FRAC PACA (France). She is represented by mfc-michele didier (Paris, Bruxelles)