The Grip / La Mainmise
Parallel Events The Grip/ La Mainmise

Cover of the exhibition catalogue, "The Grip. La Mainmise". Curated by Dougal Phillips, 2011.

Saturday, December 4 at 3 pm at Kadist
Visit of the exhibition in the presence of the artists : Kate Mitchell, Ms&Mr and Arin Rungjang

Please RSVP: assistant@kadist.org      

Wednesday, December 8 from 7 to 9pm in the Auditorium of Jeu de Paume
"Fabrications: The Theatre of Everyday Life" presented by David Teh and Dougal Phillips

"Unreal Asia" a thematic programme originally conceived for the 55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2009. Curated by David Teh and Gridthiya Gaweewong.

With films by Ho Tzu Nyen, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Alex Kershaw, Uruphong Raksasad, John Torres , Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Nala Satmowi Atmowiloto, Wong Hoy Cheong.


This program considers the way in which art and film are becoming engines of social history in the South East Asian region. Fabrications plays at the blurred edges where documentary aesthetics and techniques leak into fictional, performative and experimental modes. The ethics and aesthetics of film and video in South East Asian art is considered here in terms of the interweaving of fiction and realism and the formation of metaphorical spaces where personal narrative and social history merge. In this region, "Relational" art interventions are increasingly handing authorial powers to their subject communities, revealing the concerns - and the imagination - of children, the aged and other marginal figures. Here, video/film functions as a medium for critical reflection on society, art history and on the role of contemporary art itself. The curators will explore these works to discover the cross-cultural impasses and re-mediations characteristic of these practices in the region.    

Auditorium du Jeu de Paume 1, place de la Concorde 75008 Paris Admission : 3 Euros / free on presentation of the exhibition ticket (valid only on the day of purchase)