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From September 23 to October 31, 2021

Dialogues around obsession

Geneviève Asse, Grégory Chatonsky, Caroline Delieutraz, Sam Szafran

Photo : GCB/J. L. Losi © Adagp, Paris, 2021
A curation by Dominique Moulon

The little obsessions that often agitate us hide in the invisible when art, sometimes, magnifies them. Because obsession, among ordinary people and according to psychoanalysts, is a source of suffering that cannot always be explained. While for artists who know how to express it, it is central to many aesthetics. The serial approach to any subject makes it possible to test its limits. And what about the monochrome in painting which refers to a most obsessive quest, that of the sublime. With the machine, whose ability to repeat tasks over and over again we particularly appreciate, obsession would be more the norm. For example, artificial intelligences which brilliantly recognize only what we have taught them to recognize, to the point of even getting lost in their equally obsessive quests. Finally, there are the algorithms of social media which only give us to see what they consider we are waiting for at the risk of turning our research subjects into so many little obsessions. The exhibition Dialogues around Obsession intersects the views of four artists from different generations with a series of works in various media or media, but all of them summoning frenzy.