“Hypernuit”, when contemporary art sheds light on the reality of the world


“La Mamma di Boccioni in ambulance” by Diego Perrone (CAPC-Acquisition 2008).

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This dialogue between the two collections of the Frac and the CAPC, something rare enough to be acclaimed, is the result of the meeting between these two women, passionate and specialists in contemporary art: “Hypernuit” is a meeting charged with meaning, during a errant deployment of more than 3,000 m² discovering a journey through the works of fifty artists.

“Unchain my light” by Chantal Raguet (Frac-Acquisition 2007).

“Unchain my light” by Chantal Raguet (Frac-Acquisition 2007). “Let’s agree to agree with me” by Özgür Kar (Frac-Acquisition 2020).

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Open windows

As soon as you enter, the message “Tarifa Che? (what to do?) by Mario Merz sets the standard. What can the artist do? What choices to make? Mark Lewis, Caroline Achaintre, Pascal Convert, Pierre Huyghe, Chantal Raguet, Lili Reynaud Dewar, Sarkis, Samara Scott to name a few, not being able to give answers, open windows, make moving, impertinent, empathic, inspired proposals, which arise like this many lights and bursts of consciousness in this dark labyrinth.

A narrative that summons memory but also the wonderful, the funny and the disturbing, to bridge the gap.

Political gestures, destinies and bruised landscapes, “Hypernuit” is in the place of memory in many works, like this video by Shirley Bruno filmed in part in the cave of Marie-Jeanne in Haiti, evoking the figure of Marie-Jeanne Lamartinière, having participated in the emancipation of the slaves.

The conscious and the unconscious

The artists crystallize the present with a look at the past, they use all their means to reinvest the distressing reality through a narrative that summons memory but also the wonderful, the funny and the disturbing, to bridge the gap.

The exhibition can be experienced as an interior monologue where the conscious and the unconscious intermingle, where the visitor builds his narrative alone, as a show. Therefore, humor is not excluded.

The piece “Cities on the Move 2”, conceived as a poster for a Thai film, with a profusion of images of Bordeaux places and cultural or political personalities represented as actors, ends with impertinence and extravagance this wandering that connects strong encounters.

“14 candlesticks from the Burnt Workshops” by Sarkis, 1956. (CAPC-Acquisition 2001).

“14 candlesticks from the Burnt Workshops” by Sarkis, 1956. (CAPC-Acquisition 2001).

David Thierry/ “SOUTH WEST”


“Let’s agree to agree with me” by Özgür Kar (Frac-Acquisition 2020).

David Thierry/ “SOUTH WEST”

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