11 March - 16 July 2017
From March 11 to July 16, the Centre Photographique d'Île-de-France, the Ferme du Buisson & the Frac Ile-de-France / Parc Culturel de Rentilly are pleased to present you the project SoixanteDixSept (77).
With exhibitions and a festival, three key contemporary art venues in Seine-et-Marne, France's département no. 77, recall the emblematic date – 1977 – of the opening of the Centre Pompidou, that "power plant for decentralisation", and renew the spirit of an era on a broad territorial scale.
To keep visitors on their toes and ideas on the move, the three art centres will be displaying works created or acquired in 1977, works by artists born in 1977, and works focusing on the museum and its history.
The project takes a look at a specific vision of art and society, a crucial utopic impulse that still fuels contemporary creativity. This reassessment forty years down the track brings an understanding of the museum's active role in history as a force for conservation but also for shaping a future.
The CPIF selected works that are emblematic of the 1970s feminist art scene from the collections of the Centre Pompidou, works that bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of artistic experimentation at that time. The artists and art critics invited to react to these emblematic works in the context of this exhibition explore the notion of performance-based experimentation by producing new images, thereby revealing how we are still connected today to this crucial period in contemporary art history.
A project in collaboration with artists Marcelline Delbecq (1977), Marina Gadonneix (1977) and Aurélie Pétrel (1980), art critic Audrey Illouz (1978) and art historian Rémi Parcollet (1977).