The Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) in France presents Número tres: de la casa a la fábrica, a group show of photography and video exploring the interplay of professional and domestic spheres and spaces as well as their representation, featuring work by Robert Adams, Darren Almond, Maria Thereza Alves, and many more.
Número tres, which opens next Thursday, May 31, 2012 at La Virreina Centre de la Imatge in Barcelona (on view through September 30), was inspired in part, and plays off of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1975 film Numéro Duex. Godard’s acclaimed experimental piece explores links between work and home, machines and people, and the power struggles of an ordinary French family. It presents two juxtaposed “observations” shot on video and played back on two side-by-side monitors which were then simultaneously recorded on 35 mm film.
Given the delocalized role of the factory in today’s multinational economy and society, Número tres offers an opportunity for the reconsideration of these links. “Through a selection of contemporary representations of domestic life, urban landscapes, and gestures of love and labor,” according to the press release, “the exhibition traces new paths from house to factory, from home to work, between these two spaces that are so far apart and yet so close.”
In related programing, CNAP presents Número cuatro/Pantallas paralelas, a panel discussion exploring art, texts, and theoretical work that addresses the privatization of public space, and the publicizing of private space, curated by Pascal Beausse, Curator of Photographic Collections, CNAP and Pascale Cassagnau, Curator of cinema, video, new media, CNAP. More info on date and time to be announced here.
Robert Adams, whose classic monographs The New West (2008) and Summer Nights, Walking (2009) were recently reissued by Aperture, also has a traveling retrospective, The Place We Live, currently on view through June 3, 2012 at LACMA, organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, profiled here by Time’s LightBox.
Número tres: de la casa a la fábrica
Exhibition on view:
May 31 – September 30, 2012
La Virreina Centre de la Imatge
La Rambla 99