Tarek Lakhrissi at Le Familistère de Guise, FR

September 4, 2021
Tarek Lakhrissi at Le Familistère de Guise, FR

Lakhrissi will exhibit the sculpture 'Social Pyramid' (2019) and video work 'Hard to Love' (2017) which were both acquired by FRAC Grand Large during 2021.

"For the first time, the two regional contemporary art funds (Frac) of Hauts-de-France are joining forces to present to the Familistère de Guise a selection of works from their rich collections in resonance with this high place of utopia. concrete.

Dedicated to contemporary design, the Frac Picardie collection is a benchmark in France and in Europe. The Frac Grand Large collection is built around art and design from the 1960s to the present day. Together, the two institutions represent more than 1,000 international artists.

According to Charles Fourier, whose conception of the phalanstery inspired the Familistère, harmonious social life is a succession of deeply passionate days. "A day in utopia" offers a journey along which the works play the consonant or dissonant chords of the keyboard of our bodily passions (the senses) and affective (the desire to reunite us). Most of the works selected have multiple passional effects. They are composed according to sensitive and spiritual oppositions or contrasts: seeing what is said, making time matter, bringing together the heterogeneous ...

The hooking itself is passionate. It brings into play one collection with another, artists, disciplines and techniques one with the other, so as to warn us of uniformity, lukewarmness and mediocrity, social evil according to Fourier.

"A day in utopia" is an invitation to travel to the heart of the Familistère, from one floor to another, from one apartment to another to discover an exceptional body of works whose presence questions the spirit of the place. and agitates our sensitive body." (translated from French)

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