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2022:12:11 23:52:00 Europe/AthensTender ArrangementsTender Arrangements - More informations on /events/event/4008-tender-arrangementsNoucmasEleni Riga
The exhibition “Tender Arrangements'' consists of Maxence Chevreau’s new body of work inspired by his encounter with sensations, intuitions and objects around the port of Piraeus during his onsite research and a sound piece by Eleni Riga which functions as an air sock, indicating the direction of the wind. This exhibition attempts to tell a story of how we navigate in a state of constant transformation, providing signals, anchoring points and safe harbors to rest and wait in.
In 2021, the artist Maxence Chevreau collaborated with the curator Eleni Riga during their residency GENERATOR #7 at the art center 40mcube in Rennes, France. As a result of their creative dialogue, an essay entitled “Tender Arrangements” was born, offering some thoughts on his sculptures presented in the collective exhibition “Tendres Gravats” (Tender Rubbles) in Rennes. The title evokes the way the artist approaches material: tenderly, in a soft and delicate way, by tending physically towards the materials he works with and by being attentive to their properties.
In 2022, Maxence Chevreau, on the occasion of his collaboration with NOUCMAS, reconnects with the marine landscape through the Piraeus. In the past, while he studied at the Finistère in west Brittany, he often used to wander around at the port there and this is how he became familiar with the continuous inward - outward movement of the sea as well as the aesthetic values of found objects that vary from organic materials to marine equipment and fishing supplies. Here in the exhibition "Tender Arrangements", he attempts to transform these objects with materials, forms and colors motivated by his one-month residency in Athens.