9 October - 22 November 2020
The crises of our time, be they economic, social, environmental, or health-related, are forcing us to take a long, hard look at the way we live now. We have made progress in many of these areas but even so, a vast number of the major questions of the 21st century remain unanswered. At this juncture, artistic creation plays an increasingly vital role as a crutch to help us through troubled times and as a catalyst to inspire new ways of thinking.
Insofar as today’s artists are particularly alert to the signs of our times, they have a unique ability to open our eyes and to inspire us to make the first steps towards individual or collective (r)evolution. They invite us to look at the world in all of its complexity and ambiguity, to consider its potential collapse and rebirth.
With this exhibition, Gallifet Art Center and Spring Agence d’art contemporain celebrate the power of influence and transformation that is intrinsic to art. Soft Power shines a light on the work of a group of creatives - Mali Arun, Terencio Gonzalez, Amandine Guruceaga, Shani Ha and Romain Langlois – whose worlds interplay with the challenges of our epoch. Their artistic explorations act as an echo chamber for the state of the world, hinting at different points of view, intimating shifts to long-held beliefs and perhaps, suggesting something of our future.
This exhibition is open from Thursday to Sunday from 12-6pm and by appointment.