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Welcome to a Land of Needs and Desires

Romain GANDOLPHE, Karim GHELLOUSSI & Hazel Ann WATLING

On a proposal by Claire Migraine / thankyouforcoming

Exhibition from March 21 to May 29, 2020
Open daily, 10am to 10pm

PRESS RELEASE

La Vague de Saint Paul
Chemin des Salettes
06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence – FR

From 21 March until 29 May 2020, La Vague de Saint-Paul will be showcasing the exhibition Welcome to a Land of Needs and Desires, which brings together artists Romain Gandolphe (1989, France), Karim Ghelloussi (1977, France) and Hazel Ann Watling (1984, Great Britain). These artistes are engaged in pondering their personal relationship to the history of art and the context of dissemination and perception of images and works.

Invited to create new, even site-specific pieces to echo the architecture and the function of the exhibition venue, encompassing all at once inspiration, copy, pastiche, reference, homage, souvenir, oblivion or displacement, the works displayed at La Vague gaze backwards in order to better address the present and look to the future. This fertile reinvention occurs through a vast array of media and disciplines (sculpture, painting, collage, installation, performance) by artists who share a pronounced fondness for the ironic, the outrageous and the undermining of hierarchies.

EVENTS AROUND THE EXHIBITION

SATURDAY 21 MARCH

From 2 to 3:30pm : Guided tour
Guided tour of the exposition with the curator Claire Migraine, and artists Romain Gandolphe, Karim Ghelloussi and Hazel Ann Watling.
Free entrance, meeting point at the entrance of the hotel, at 2pm.

Afternoon: « Saturday’s Visitors »
Guided tour of the exhibition as part of the programme « Saturday’s Visitors », alongside with the curator and the artists.
Bus tour starting from Nice (11 :30am), then heading to Saint-Paul and Vence, organized by Botox(s) network.
By registration only, at info@botoxs.fr (20€/person + 5€ of subscription, including travel costs, museum’s free access, guided tour and drink party).
Find out more on https://www.botoxs.fr.


SATURDAY 18 APRIL

7pm: Talk and movie screening
Talk and meeting with John Kenneth Paranada, Filipino art curator, critic and writer, based in London.
John Kenneth Paranada will discuss his work as a curator and his artistic projects before playing the film “Mapang-Akit” (2011), by Filipino video maker John Torres (in the original language with English subtitles), which has specifically been chosen for its relevance to the exhibition Welcome to a Land of Needs and Desires.
Free entrance.

8:30pm: Gala dinner
Guest of honour, John Kenneth Paranada.
Places limited, upon booking only at Hôtel La Vague de Saint-Paul, +33 492112 000 or reservation@vaguesaintpaul.com.

Graphic design: T&D Studio


Due to the current worldwide situation and for the sake of our entire community, it is with a heavy heart we have to postpone our upcoming events, including the exhibition “Welcome to a Land of Needs and Desires” and all its related schedule.
STAY SAFE. Love. 💜

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