Le Plateau

Ralentir vite

Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Michel Blazy, David Claerbout, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Michel François, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres,

David Hammons, Anne-Marie Jugnet & Alain Clairet, Judit Kurtág, Santu Mofokeng

et Bruce Nauman.


In the face of an ever-growing consumer society where messages incessantly follow one after another, it seemed essential for us to offer the public a new way of apprehending the visual world through an experience of “images and time in slow motion”.

A subject already tackled by several well known artists of the last 20 years (Felix Gonzalez Torres, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Bruce Nauman, etc.), he time that is unique to a work of art has become a vital aspect of contemporary creation. It has created new relations within the art world, both between the public and the museum (active audience participation, temporary projects), as well as within the art market (bartering and other forms of trade). These early efforts appear today as true acts of resistance against the temptations of the marketplace.

Hailing from different horizons, the artists of Ralentir vite invite us to perform a “slowed down reading” of the world. Using different mediums (videos, photos, installations), their work reminds us that the exhibition space is above all a place of reflection where it’s possible to put a “freeze frame” on the surrounding universe.

Breaking away from convention, the works presented offer up a unique vision of our high-speed world.

Curator: Caroline Bourgeois, co-director of le Plateau – in charge of artistic programming.