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The Singing Dunes

ZUZANNA CZEBATUL

From Saturday 29 February to Sunday 31 May 2020

Opening: Friday 28 February 2020 at 6.00PM


Zuzanna Czebatul operates mainly in the field of sculpture, creating pieces that blur the lines between commercial product, architectural relic and artistic production. Her work investigates complex relationships between the viewer and the viewed. She produces her own materials and creates works that deal with different themes representing strength or weakness, depicted in their opposed forms and with a certain sens of humor and kitschy eroticism. Her installations appear in turns collapsed, destroyed, deflated or fragmented and question concepts such as monument, public edifice and symbolic architecture. Reality and artificiality appear in her work in a constant exchange or dialogue in which she tries to expose the fluidity or flexibility of politics, the art market or the human body. Eventually, her work often addresses power structures, ideologies and politics and asks the question: how do we want to live?

At centre d’art contemporain – la synagogue de Delme, the artist will present her first solo exhibition in France, entitled The Singing Dunes. The title refers to a sound produced by the rubbing of sand grains as the dunes move through the desert. On this occasion, she will realize a monumental floor piece in situ, using the technique of Opus Sectile (an ancient artistic technique that uses marbles cut for the decoration of tessellations and inlays). It will absorb and depict the interior architecture of the synagogue through a trompe l’oeil, which visitors will be invited to tread as well as observe from the top of the first floor gallery. She will also present a series of sculptures seeming excavated from the desert, both alluding to ancient temple ruins discovered by archaeologists of Hollywood film sets, where attitudes and symbolic forms of contemporary power meet. The architecture of the synagogue will become one of the fundamental pillars of the installations where nomadism, knowledge transformation, migration, alteration of architecture, evolution of beliefs, symbolic of the ten commandments will dialogue through the metaphor of the sand desert and its everlasting movement.

 

The exhibition is supported by the Institut Polonais, the Goethe Institut Nancy and Dyckerhoff.

      

Zuzanna Czebatul was born in 1986 in Międzyrzecz (Poland). She studied at Städelschule, Frankfort and Universität der Künste, Berlin. She lives and works in Berlin.


Her work has recently been presented in personal exhibitions at GGM1 City Gallery, Danzig ; IG Metall Haus, Berlin ; Futura, Prague ; CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw ; 83 Pitt Street, New York ; Mélange, Cologne ; Piktogram, Warsaw ; Gilmeier Rech, Berlin ; Bad Reputation, Los Angeles ; Mini/Goethe-Institut Ludlow 38, New York … and featured in group exhibitions at Somerset House, London ; Kunsthalle Lingen ; Kunsthalle Bratislava ; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw ; Exile Gallery, Berlin ; Tenderpixel, London ; Contemporary Art Museum, St.Louis ; Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfort…

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Friday 28 February 2020 - 6.00PM
At centre d’art contemporain – la synagogue de Delme, Zuzanna Czebatul will present her first solo exhibition in France, entitled The Singing Dunes. The title refers to a sound produced by the rubbing of sand grains as the dunes move through the desert. On this occasion, she will realize a monumental floor piece in situ, using the technique of Opus...

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From Sunday 1 March to Sunday 31 May 2020 - 4.00PM
  Guided tour of the exhibition The Singing Dunes every Sunday at 4 PM. Free, reservation not required.      

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Thursday 12 March 2020 - 4.30PM
Teachers will be welcomed by Camille Grasser, head of visitor services, for an introduction to the exhibition The Singing Dunes from Zuzanna Czebatul.    Thursday 12th March at 4.30pm at the Gue(ho)st House.

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From Friday 13 March to Sunday 15 March 2020
Saturday 14 March 2020
Sunday 15 March 2020 - 4.00PM
Come and discover the exhibition The Singing Dunes during a guided tour by the curator, Benoît Lamy de La Chapelle, director of the CAC - la synagogue de Delme. Free, reservation no required.

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Wednesday 25 March 2020 - 10.00AM
Discovery of the current exhibition The Singing Dunes through a sensitive approach of the artworks: observation, listening, experimentation.  An exploration filled with emotions and sensations !   From 1 to 3 years old. From 10 AM to 10.45 AM.  Free. Reservation required: rpam@cc-saulnois.fr / 03 87 01 17 88.

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Wednesday 25 March 2020 - 2.00PM
Led by Camille Grasser, head of visitor services, and artist Katia Mourer, these workshops allow children to discover the current exhibition through a playful, concrete approach to the exhibited works. From 2pm to 5pm at the CAC - la synagogue de Delme - Gue(ho)st House. For children aged 6-11 Free. Reservation required : +33 (0)3 87 01 43 42.

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Wednesday 8 April 2020 - 10.00AM
Play-workshop around the exhibition The Singing Dunes from Zuzanna Czebatul. From 10am to 11:30am at the CAC - la synagogue de Delme For children aged 7 and up.  Free Reservation required with the Médiathèque : +33 (0)3 87 01 39 91.     

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Wednesday 22 April 2020 - 2.00PM
Led by Camille Grasser, head of visitor services, and artist Katia Mourer, these workshops allow children to discover the current exhibition through a playful, concrete approach to the exhibited works. From 2pm to 5pm at the CAC - la synagogue de Delme - Gue(ho)st House. For children aged 6-11 Free. Reservation required : +33 (0)3 87 01 43 42.

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Wednesday 27 May 2020 - 2.00PM
Led by Camille Grasser, head of visitor services, and artist Katia Mourer, these workshops allow children to discover the current exhibition through a playful, concrete approach to the exhibited works. From 2pm to 5pm at the CAC - la synagogue de Delme - Gue(ho)st House. For children aged 6-11 Free. Reservation required : +33 (0)3 87 01 43 42.

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Saturday 30 May 2020 - 3.00PM
The art centre is offering a workshop for children and their parents! Little ones and bigger ones can come and share a convivial moment playfully discovering works of art.    From 3pm to 4pm30 at the CAC -  la synagogue de Delme and the Gue(ho)st House. For children aged 5 to 12 accompanied by their parents.    Free. Reservation required : +33 (0)3...

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