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Emmanuelle Antille
SWISS
WOULDN'T IT BE NICE
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Emmanuelle Antille
SWISS
WOULDN'T IT BE NICE
Estimation
2 0003 000
Lot. Vendu 2,000 EUR (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Emmanuelle Antille
B.1972
SWISS
WOULDN'T IT BE NICE

Provenance

donated by the artist
courtesy: Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam

Exposition

Some recent solo exhibitions
Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne 2008, 'Family Viewing'
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich 2006, 'Tornadoes of My Heart /Le Journal de Jack'
CCA, Glasgow 2004, 'Angels Camp: First songs'
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam 2004, 'Angels Camp'

Some recent group exhibitions
Brooklyn Museum, New York 2007, 'Global Feminisms'
Tate Modern, London 2006, 'Swiss Video'
Jeu de Paume, Paris 2005, 'Croiser des mondes'
Biennale di Venezia, Venice 2003, Swiss pavilion

Bibliographie

Selected publications
Samuel Gross, Nicole Schweizer, Emmanuelle Antille: restrain & release, Lausanne: Sang Bleu Editeurs 2010
Caroline Nicod, Emmanuelle Antille: Family Viewing, Bienne: Centre PasquArt 2008
Christoph Keller, Emanuelle Antille: Tornadoes of My Heart, Zurich: JRP/Ringier 2007

Selected public and corporate collections
Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine, Geneva, CH • Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, CH • MUDAM, Luxembourg, LU • Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst Montevideo/TBA, Amsterdam, NL• Sammlung Goetz, Munich, DE • FRAC Lorraine, Metz, FR • Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP

Description

Emmanuelle Antille's films are usually dream-like in nature, with a kind of mysterious narrative in which the viewer can never be sure which events are real or which are the memories and fantasies of the characters involved. The line between imagination and reality is skilfully blurred. Antille's films are about the grey area between dreams and dream-like lives. Desires are expressed in muted impulses and heavy silences followed by outbursts of intense actions. Her films are like chapters in an ever-rotating repetition, sensitively formed and executed.
Wouldn't it be nice is a video film of 14 minutes, showing the social and personal relationships between the members of a family, together for a dinner. The film is based on the tension between the artificiality, the vacuity in the group relations and the spontaneous and exaggerated intimacy of the characters when they get isolated in the different rooms of the house. The film focuses on the women, who are playing very obsessive rituals. The characters interact and physically touch each other intimately, or even aggressively, yet never seem to communicate effectively with each other.

Emmanuelle Antille was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 1997-1998.
She won the Uriôt Prize (NL) in 1997, the Prix Kiefer-Hablitzel (CH) in 2000 and 2001, the Prix fédéral des beaux-arts (CH) in 2000, 2001 and 2002, and the Prix en Arts Visuels de la Fondation Vaudoise (CH) in 2005.

www.emmanuelleantille.com

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

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