Curator : no-made

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www.no-made.eu

Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein
Vallée de la Tinée
06420 Roure
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www.arboretum-roure.org

Open every day
From 10am to 6pm
Free entance for children

June 25th - November 30th 2011

AllessandroReggioli72

AllessandroReggioli72

GibelinDenis

GibelinDenis

Krajewicz-Rowlands

Krajewicz-Rowlands

PaulStapleton

PaulStapleton

no-made
Arboretum de Roure Marcel Kroenlein
Passe-[ports] méditerranéen
-Mediterranean Pass (Ports)-

THE ARTISTS 2011
 
Aiccardi Caterina  - Biagi Lorenzo - Lassource Laurent - Casula Gilbert - Champollion Véronique - Dollé Louis - Fulcheri Christian - Gibelin Denis - Haton Gauthier Gérard - Kleijnen Michèle - Krajewicz-Rowlands - Libmann Catherine - M’Gaides Maryline - Aurélie Ménaldo - Pagès Nadège -  Pringuey Cessac Charlotte - Reggioli Alessandro - Rivière Rachel - Roche Olivier - Stapleton Paul - Verola Pierre dit Petrus.

For the group of visual artists that form the collective No-made, the theme “Mediterranean Pass (Ports)” is a suitable focus for 2011 given that for the past ten years, the group has been concerned with questions of liberty and country. The theme “Mediterranean Pass (Ports)” is rich with possible meanings and contradi tions voiced by the artists in this exhibition.

“Pass” refers to both a connection and a closure. “Ports” are places that can be open and closed at the same time. The Mediterranean coast line is littered with forts and watch towers whose role was to limit and control the movement of people and ideas. Pass (port) strainers which cannot filter human exchange and the cross-fertilization of ideas and DNA. The Mediterranean is a place full of contradictions: it is enclosed, yet the Straits of Gibraltar allow an entry and exit way, it is surrounded by land, but these lands are unattainable for many. But the open sea is a place of freedom. To cross that sea and to travel from port to port, you need a passport, a document with a photo and digital fingerprints. The passport is the means to freedom or a means of exclusion and repression. Through what memories, sensations, smells, tastes, faces, objects, colours, personal traces, stories, ecological fears or ideological hopes has the Mediterranean affected our lives as artists, our imagination and therefore our works ?