Museum PR Announcements News and Information

Musee departemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart exhibitions

Eduardo T. Basualdo. Inverse
Inverse and Los Fantasmas (Phantoms), created by Eduardo T. Basualdo (b. 1977) for his show Nervio at Rochechouart Museum last spring, will be on display until 15 September 2013.

A dark streak of surrealism runs through many of the Argentinian artist’s mysterious works that are steeped in theatre, literary and psychoanalysis roots. Recurring themes such as ambiguity of natural forms and the impact of physical forces often coalesce. Visitors are confronted with the physical presence of a gigantic black rock (Inverse), are allowed to enter and leave a cell Los Fantasmas (Phantoms).

A catalogue (in French, English and Spanish) edited by Annabelle Ténèze and published by Analogues Press (Arles, France) is the first monographic text to be edited on the artworks of Eduardo Basualdo.

Waiting Time. Selection from the Museum’s Collection
Adam Adach, Giovanni Anselmo, Douglas Gordon, Roger Hiorns, Pierre Huyghe, Jannis Kounellis, Guillaume Leblon, Arnaud Maguet, Katie Paterson, Gustav Metzger, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Sigmar Polke, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak, Patrick Tosani, Jeff Wall

This new presentation of the collections focuses on the human and universal experience of time. Testifying to the historical event, fighting against life’s fatal end, have always been at the core of artistic creation. Contemporary photography and video have changed the time of the work, now ranging from the instantaneous to the nearly infinite.

Raoul Hausmann: Portraits. Selection from the Raoul Hausmann Collection (1886-1971)
Through the lens of portraiture, the exhibition will explore the diversity of the Dadaist Raoul Hausmann’s artistic practices—paintings, photographs, drawings, collages and photomontages. It will as well focus on his relation to the body and the performance.

The Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart is an initiative of the Conseil général de la Haute-Vienne. The exhibition program was made possible through the support of the French Minister of Culture (DRAC Limousin). The exhibition Folkert de Jong. A Life of Illusions is supported by Mondriaan Funds (Netherlands).

Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart
87 600, Rochechouart, France
Hours: Wednesday–Monday 10–12:30h, 13.30–18h
T + 33 (0)5 55 03 77 77
[email protected]