Ève Chabanon Chapter 4: Sold
23 APR — 4 SEP

Together with a collective of ‘non-producers’ Ève Chabanon raises questions surrounding the conditions of cultural labour.

An economy of loss sits at the margins of our usual flow of extenuating production. According to the law of profit, the making of non-producers equals loss, and therefore debt. The ‘non-producers’ are a collective of makers in exile who question the way we assign value to cultural work. The surplus value that they generate eludes calculation. It is a form of raw expenditure that operates through transfers of knowledge and practice. This exhibition presents a new chapter of the project “The Surplus of the Non-producer”  that Chabanon has been developing collectively since 2016. Through ceramic sculptures, installation and film, Chapeter 4: Sold is an invitation to explore a certain economy of the margins.

Ève Chabanon (b. 1989, Poissy, France) lives and works in Brussels. She graduated from the Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR) in Strasbourg in 2013, before taking a Masters in Curating at the Sorbonne Université in Paris in 2014 and participating in the Open School East in London and Margate in 2016. She took part in several residencies, including at the White House in Dagenham in 2017, the FRAC Grand Large in Dunkirk in 2018 and Te Whare Hera in Wellington, New Zealand, where she presented her first solo exhibition “Eating Each Other” in 2019. She was awarded the Prix Sciences Po for contemporary art in 2018 for her project “The Anti-Social Social Club: Episode One, The Chamber of the Dispossessed”. Chabanon's works have been shown in France as part of La Manutention, a performance programme at Palais de Tokyo (2018), at Parc Saint Léger (2016), and the CAC Chanot, Clamart (2019). Other chapters of “The surplus of the non-producer” were presented at Lafayette Anticipations (2018), Bétonsalon - Centre d'art et de recherche, Paris (2020) and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2020).


OPENING ON FRIDAY 23 APRIL 2021, 14:00-21:30

24 April to 17 July: Wednesday 'till Saturday from 12:00 - 18:00
23 July to 4 September: Wednesday 'till Saturday from 15:00 - 20:00


Photo © Thorsten Arendt 

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