Potentiels évoqués visuels

In conjunction with its summer exhibitions and programming of 2018 Place Publique, the Darling Foundry presents a project by Elsa Werth entitled Potentiels évoqués visuels in the gallery's lobby. 

Potentiels évoqués visuels is a travelling exhibition bringing together, on a single surface, a group of artists who share a common interest in alternative exhibition strategies that are oriented towards the presentation of artworks outside of conventional art venues. For the first edition of the project, Claude Closky, Lucas Henao Serna, Seulgi Lee, Marylène Negro and Yonatan Vinitsky have been invited to conceive a specific work to be printed on a 3 x 5 meters curtain. The proposals were then displayed on the exhibition surface by curator Elsa Werth so as to create a coherent and dynamic ensemble and foster a dialogue between the works. 

This travelling and portable exhibition format can be set up in a number of spaces with a minimum of means. It is driven by a desire to interrogate how we access art, how artworks are produced and how they engage the public. Potentiels évoqués visuels can happen at a window in a hotel room in replacement of curtains, with its printed side facing the street and passers-by. It can also happen in an art centre, a shopping mall, a vacant show-window, in the hall of a train station and - why not? - on a free-standing structure in an open air area. This project has no commercial purpose, the "curtain" is produced in a single exhibition edition and it not for sale. This project of undetermined length is held in multiples venues and is presented in various contexts in France and abroad. 

Each of the presentations of Potentiels évoqués visuels is documented and the photographs can be accessed on the project's website. A publication is planned at the end of the project's roaming.