14/11/09 - 31/01/2010
Arte de Conducta, La Havana, Cuba - Tania Bruguera
Art and Social Practice, Portland, USA - Jennifer Delos Reyes & Harrell Fletcher
Ecole des Arts Politiques, Sciences Po Paris - Bruno Latour & Valérie Pihet
with students and teachers from:
Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
ENSA Paris-Val de Seine
Ecole Publique de Paris, Bétonsalon
ENSA Paris Cergy
La Forme des Idées (ENBA Lyon & ENSA Nice)...
A proposal of Mélanie Bouteloup (Bétonsalon), Julien Lanchet & Sara Martinetti (students at Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7)
Parties Prenantes (Interested Parties) are the actors (individual or collective) who are concerned by a project; they weave networks of relations based on their mutual interdependence. A student, a teacher, university staff, an artist, an inhabitant, a child, a passer-by, a shopkeeper, an employee or a non-profit organization could constitute one possible flowchart of the district ZAC Massena Paris Rive Gauche (‘Concerted Building Zone’, 13th arrondissement). The exhibition project Parties Prenantes invites these actors to join and intertwine their reading of the context, thus creating a more complex representation of this urbanistic space. This concept of representation - to be understood as rendering processes visible through signs, images, texts, or maps - will be approached by linking fields that are often disconnected, such as the sciences, politics and art.
How can an art center articulate, within a project, research, creation, and pedagogy with the characteristics of the context? What role can representation play in the understanding and the transformation of a neighbourhood? How to create a project that can “be participated”, which is notionally a space of interpretation? These are all questions that the participants of Parties Prenantes will reflect upon, by developing such forms and practices as they deem appropriate, arising from agreement, compromise or conflict.
Parties Prenantes is a project about collective practices of production and knowledge transmission, using the models of pedagogy and orality. Bétonsalon invites schools to engage, train, develop different projects with the district users. Their specificity is to develop a contextualized artistic practice, less centered on the production of objects than on the process of collaboration. The “Cátedra Arte de Conducta” is a school dedicated to the study of performative behaviour and political art, founded in La Havana (Cuba) by the artist Tania Bruguera. It questions the limits of the artistic field in historical and ideological conditions and proposes the implementation of the social usefulness of art. “Art and Social Practice” is a Master’s programme at Portland State University (Oregon, USA), founded by artist Harrell Fletcher. It encourages students to develop their artistic practice within society, by using methods from sociology, anthropology and journalism. The “School of Political Arts” of Sciences Po, founded by Bruno Latour (opening scheduled for September 2010), will converge social sciences, humanities and arts in an innovative set of teaching and learning experiences focused on a common object, the public space. The University Paris Diderot - Paris 7, the Paris-Val de Seine architecture school, the Public School of Paris, the Paris Cergy (ENSA) and Paris (ENSBA) schools of Fine Arts, ‘La Forme des Idées’ (ENBA Lyon and ENSA Nice) will also work with the interested parties of the district.
Mélanie Bouteloup, Julien Lanchet, Sara Martinetti.