« SM »
A collaborative exhibition organized
by Margaux Barthélemy and Sans titre (2016)

with Deborah Bowmann (Brussels)
Enterprise Projects (Athens)
Gianni Manhattan (Vienna)
Stadium (Berlin)

and Tatiana Defraine, Basile Ghosn, Saelia Aparicio, Paloma Proudfoot, Romain Juan, Barbara Kapusta, Emma LaMorte, James Lewis, Jenine Marsh, Jannis Marwitz, Vasilis Papageorgiou, Joram Schön, George Tigkas and Cosima zu Knyphausen.

August 30 — September 06, 2018
Opening on August 29, 5 to 10pm

 

Pictures by Aurélien Meimaris

Exhibition view with works by Joram Schön, Jenine Marsh, Basile Ghosn, Saelia Aparicio and Paloma Proudfoot
Exhibition view
Exhibition view with works by Romain Juan, James Lewis and Vasilis Papageorgiou
James Lewis, The Mural Quadrant, 2018
James Lewis, The Mural Quadrant, 2018 (detail)
Romain Juan, Sea Monster, 2018 (detail)
Romain Juan, Sea Monster, 2018 (detail)
Vasilis Papageorgiou, Untitled, 2015-2016
Vasilis Papageorgiou, Untitled, 2015-2016
Jenine Marsh, Cymbal Column 1-3, 2017 (detail)
Exhibition view with works by Jenine Marsh, Cosima nu Knyphausen, Romain Juan, Emma LaMorte, Saelia Aparicio and Paloma Proudfoot, Jannis Marwitz
Exhibition view with works by Cosima zu Knyphausen, Paloma Proudfoot and Saelia Aparicio, James Lewis, Jannis Marwitz
Cosima zu Knyphausen, Clock oil, 2018
Saelia Aparicio and Paloma Proudfoot, Bandit, 2018
Exhibition view with works by Jenine Marsh, Cosima nu Knyphausen, Emma LaMorte, Saelia Aparicio and Paloma Proudfoot, Jannis Marwitz
Emma LaMorte, She, Stena/Stone/Death, became Deathstone (Idol), 2018
Emma LaMorte, She, Stena/Stone/Death, became Deathstone (Idol), 2018 (detail)
Tatiana Defraine, Doggy bag, 2018
Tatiana Defraine, Doggy bag, 2018 (detail)
Exhibition view with works by Tatiana Defraine and Jannis Marwitz
Paloma Proudfoot, Hoodlum, 2018
Jenine Marsh, Cymbal Column 1-3, 2017 (detail)
Jenine Marsh, Cymbal Column 1 - 3, 2017
Saelia Aparicio and Paloma Proudfoot, Ruffian, 2018
Saelia Aparicio and Paloma Proudfoot, Ruffian, 2018 (detail)
Exhibition view with works by Joram Schön, Basile Ghosn, Jenine Marsh, Paloma Proudfoot and Saelia Aparicio
Exhibition view with works by Basile Ghosn and Joram Schön
Basile Ghosn, Sans titre (The lure of the rock pools), 2018
Basile Ghosn, Sans titre (Goodbye), 2017
Exhibition view with works by Basile Ghosn and Jenine Marsh
Exhibition view with works by George Tigkas, Barbara Kapusta and Tatiana Defraine

The exhibition is held in a maritime context, not far from the new headquarters of Art-O-Rama – the J1 – facing the Mediterranean, a few hundred meters from the port of Marseille.

Smack in the middle of a space situated on a site dedicated to naval reparation near the dry docks, Margaux Barthélemy and Sans titre (2016) invite different emerging and independent forces to express themselves in a groundbreaking collective exhibition.

It is in a site bathed in this maritime and industrial context that the SM exhibition will be presented. 130m2 give out over an industrial zone with an ocean view. A favorable meeting grounds for international project spaces, emerging galeries, and young artists, linked by a common will to speak out from the margins of a highlight of contemporary art.

Emerging artists, a Viennese gallery, a Greek artist-run space, a Berlin project space, and a Belgian fictional identity artist and gallery are equally invited to take possession of this site for a collective and collaborative exhibition based on the inherent themes of the port context.

The maritime thought deployed by the works, that of voyage and misguidance, is inherent in the exhibition space itself and in the context of the city.

Each project was invited to propose the work of two to three of “its” artists, and the curatorial and layout decisions were taken collectively between all participants in the exhibition.