01/07/17
After Service

Finissage After Service, a selection of projects by Stéphane Barbier Bouvet
Book launch, medium session and drinks 

Join us on Saturday 1st of July between 12 pm and 8 pm for the closing of the exhibition ‘After Service, a selection of projects by Stéphane Barbier Bouvet’.

Programme

Exhibition on view
12:00 to 20:00

Book launch and drinks
18:00 to 19:00

Release and presentation of After Service, a selection of projects by Stéphane Barbier Bouvet, the artist’s non-self produced and distributed publication. The book gathers all the documentation of the different projects featured in La Loge’s current exhibition. Adopting the organisation of a stack or portfolio, the publication brings a meditative continuity to Barbier Bouvet’s multifaceted practice, both serving as and exceeding the format of the traditional exhibition catalog. While providing information on the contexts of apparition of a selection of objects developed by Barbier Bouvet over the years, this book also adopts the artist’s own attitude towards alternative modes of artistic labor, self-presentation, and publishing.

Published by the artist and La Loge
June 2017, English
124 pages
13 x 20 cm


ISBN 978-2-9538548-4-8

€10.00
For more info about the publication please mail to info@la-loge.be

Medium session between Stéphane Barbier Bouvet and Margaux Schwarz (collective listening)
19:00 to 20:00

During the period of the exhibition, a medium session was conducted and recorded between Stéphane Barbier Bouvet and Margaux Schwarz. The conversation echoes the conceptual and formal parallels between Schwarz’ practice as a medium, and Barbier Bouvet’s work that similarly functions “at the service” of, or exists as a communicative medium between people, contexts, and things. In this pre-recorded session, subtle meditations of Barbier Bouvet’s practice are uncovered and brought into light through the help of Schwarz, as they touch on questions regarding exhibition-making and art- and design history.

Practical information

Saturday 1 July 2017
12:00 to 20:00
Free access

Book sales: cash only, price €10

Medium session :
- language FR
- no reservation necessary but seats are limited

About the artists

Stéphane Barbier Bouvet (°1981 in Marseille, lives and works in Brussels) develops different projects, often in the form of a site-specific response to a given situation. Stéphane Barbier Bouvet graduated at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) in 2006, where he soon before opened 1m3, an independent exhibition platform with Benjamin Valenza, Jeanne Graff, and Adrien Missika. Together with Benjamin Valenza, he also initiated Kaiser Kraft, a construction program that works on contracts within the art field. He co-founded the Dirty Art Department at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and has taught classes at different institutions including Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux Arts de Lyon and Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. Over the past years, Barbier Bouvet participated in a wide range of self-initiated, solo, collective and commissioned projects and exhibitions, including most recently the traveling solo exhibition Dating Greek and other beautiesLive in Your Head, Geneva, Switzerland, La Fabbrica, Ascona, Switzerland, and La Rada, Locarno, Switzerland. Exhibitions and projects currently on view include 1977,Centre d’art de l’node Onde, Vélizy; Palais Potemkine, The National Gallery, Sofia; and Performing Knowledge at Diensgebäude, Zürich. Stéphane Barbier Bouvet is represented by the gallery Truth and Consequences, in Geneva, and Salle Principale, in Paris.

Margaux Schwarz (°1986 in Paris) is a French artist and spiritual medium based in Brussels. Schwarz’s work explores the sculptural nature of human relationships, as she considers the medium of sculpture as its own field of physical, perceptive, psychological and social research. Her art practice coincides with her natural ability as a psychic medium, a gift that runs through the feminine line of her family, and her professional practice of hosting private consultations with the public. Inhabiting the “role” of the medium, in a triangular relationship with participant and the supernatural, brings her to research and put into form questions related to embodiment of power, belief systems, desires for truth and transparency, and our sacred relationship to narratives and images. Schwarz is currently collaborating with Canadian artist Brendan Michal Heshka on a pyschohistoric project titled The Dead Are Always High.