On View at Le Consortium | NICOLAS CECCALDI in THEY

Installation view, THEY, Le Consortium, Dijon, France, 2023. Courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali, New York, and Le Consortium, Dijon. Photo: Rebecca Fanuele

27 October, 2023 - 31 March, 2024

Le Consortium
37 Rue de Longvic,
21000 Dijon, France

A new series of paintings by NICOLAS CECCALDI is included in a group exhibition at Le Consortium in Dijon, France.

THEY seeks to create a diffracted image of youth – a community without community, thriving in a dissolved, uncertain world where referents move freely, unburdened by hierarchies, and transcending generational and gender constraints. The exhibition delves into the emergence of languages and forms, exploring how the foundations of a lexicon are established, and how a new way of making art, of being “contemporary” comes about. These contemporary perspectives presume acts of ownership, disappearance, ventriloquism, and the emergence of many social, interpersonal, political, and esthetic practices and experiments – always in action and opposing the inertia of walls.

THEY thus establishes human maps, a sort of moral fable home to all kinds of affects and relationships of identification and indifference – forms of disappearance, a spectral base which leads us, in a certain way, into these worlds where virtuality reigns.

It is a temporary refuge for “wild young people”: dissidents of systems and borders, creators of shapes, bodies, vehicles, and multiplicities, who want life, and not capital, to breed.

For more information, please visit Le Consortium's website.


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