ACTIVITY

24.11.2018

Sat

CONVERSATION BETWEEN XAVIER LE ROY AND LAURENCE RASSEL

PRACTICAL
INFORMATION

CATEGORY: Activities / Conversation / Live arts / Dance visit
ORIENTED TO: For all audiences
DATES AND SCHEDULE: 24th November at 18:30h

In 2012, the former director at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies Laurence Rassel invited Xavier Le Roy to exhibit his work. By the means of choreographic practice, Retrospective questioned exhibition standards and the relationship between artworks and audiences.

From this experience, Xavier Le Roy —visiting Valencia for the first time— and Laurence Rassel talked about the relationship between museums and the performance arts, and the entanglements that may emerge within the exhibition gallery and other spaces related to the visual arts. In his research halfway through performance and visual arts, Xavier Le Roy proposes a remarkable discourse about the body, movement and time, both individually and in groups; he often works on commissioned projects for museums and public spaces.

 

Xavier Le Roy. A doctor in Molecular Biology, since 1991 Le Roy works as a dancer and choreographer. His practice is predicated on collaborative production and working methods, exploring the relationship between spectators and performers, and other dichotomies (public/private, machine/human, animal/vegetal, etc.) in works such as E.X.T.E.N.S.I.O.N.S. (1999-2000) or Low Pieces (2009-2011). In parallel, since 1994 he has been developing solo pieces like Self Unfinished (1998), opening new perspectives and discourses engaging with the body and dance.

 

Laurence Rassel. Director at Erg (École Supérieure des Arts, École de Recherche Graphique) in Brussels. She was Project Manager (2008-2010) and director (2010-2015) at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, where she developed an exhibition programme with artists such as Eva Hesse, Anna Maria Maiolino, Kerry James Marshall, Allan Kaprow and Xavier Le Roy, among others. From 1997 to 2009, Rassel was member of the management team at Constant, a non-for-profit organisation based in Brussels working on the fields of art, media and technology.

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