On the 26th of november, at mor.charpentier gallery in Paris, a new exhibition starts. It is called THE RIOT ACT.
Last summer, London experienced urban riots that generated a negative feeling. Young people feel there is no future and it is an entire generation that is at stake. All systems, political, social, economical are blocked and people are looking desperately to escape from that situation.
Here is a strong video, from the BBC, in which the broadcaster Darkus Howe, express an intense emotion, reflecting the inconvenient feeling of the situation.
Inspired by this situation, mor.charpentier gallery presents from the 26th november 2011 until the 11th january 2012, an interesting exhibition called The Riot Act.
Each artistic work blends ideas of intimacy and universality. All works represent a chapter of this manifest built around the turkish artist Inci Eviner. 4 more artists join Inci Eviner in order to translate this violent theme into a artistic exercise.
Cevdet Erek, born in 1974, lives and works in Istanbul. His work “Untitled” was presented at the 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2011. An architect by training and graduated in studies in music, Cevdet place the concepts of time and space, ascompared to the socio-political climate in the heart of his work.
Argianos Athanasios, born in 1976 in Athens, lives and works in London. He was present at the 3rd Biennial of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, “Art Now Live ‘at Tate Britain in London as well as participating in” Art Nova “at the 2010 Art Basel Miami.
Deniz Gül, born in 1982, lives and works in Istanbul. She recently opened her first solo exhibition in Istanbul Contemporary Art Center ARTER with the work “5Bufet person.”
January Freuchen, born in 1979, lives and works in Oslo. During his last solo exhibition, “Heterotopia” he presented works mainly composed of materials archived and film images.
« The Riot Act »
26th November 2011 – 11th January 2012
galerie mor · charpentier
8, rue Saint-Claude
T +(33) 0 1 44 54 01 58
Sometimes, society holds together for small things and sometimes it blows.