Penser le Présent with Marie de Brugerolle

Thursday 7 December 2023

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Amphithéâtre des Loges

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris


Art historian, author and curator Marie de Brugerolle questions the impact and legacy of performativity on the visual arts, and looks back at Post Performance Future, a pioneering travelling artistic research project she directed from 2012 to 2022.

Her book Post Performance Future. Method/e, published in September 2023, retraces 10 years of research based on the interweaving of performative experiences and practices with several generations of students and artists including Andrea Fraser, Agnieszka Kurant, Cally Spooner, Julien Bismuth and Jimmy Robert.

The concept of post-performance questions the impact and legacy of performativity on the visual arts. It reveals artists in training and at work. From the body to the voice, from the manipulation of objects to the reading of texts, this precise work engages a professionalism far removed from impulse or improvisation.

Bringing together a critical and theoretical corpus, previously unpublished interviews, numerous documents and traces of the work at hand, as well as a chronology, the book shows and exposes the genesis of performances and concepts born during the research and used today in the art world by those who followed this experience during their studies and research.

Marie de Brugerolle is an art historian, curator and author. A graduate of the École du Louvre, she became involved in research and teaching after working at the Mnam Centre

Pompidou and MoMA in New York.

Her work, a critical and prospective history of art, focuses on the history of performance art and post-minimalism from the 1960s onwards. He was instrumental in bringing Californian conceptual art to the attention of European art lovers. He was responsible for the first retrospectives of Allen

Ruppensberg (Mamco, Geneva, 1996), Guy de Cointet (2004), John Baldessari (2005) and

Larry Bell (2010) at the Carré d'Art musée in Nîmes.

This approach underpins his concept of Post Performance Future and his acclaimed group exhibitions such as RIDEAUX:Blinds (IAC Villeurbanne, 2015), C'BARET (LAXART, Los Angeles, 2019), etc.

Post Performance Vidéo, Prospective 1: Los Angeles (Carré d'Art Musée de Nîmes,2022).

Her articles in international publications show the interest shown in the concept of Post-Performance Future abroad.

Penser le Présent is supported by Société Générale.

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Photo credit: © Biennale de Lyon - Extrait vidéo YouTube