“Retrospective” by Xavier Le Roy is an exhibition conceived as a choreography of actions that will be carried out by performers for the duration of the exhibition. These actions will compose situations that inquire into various experiences about how we use, consume or produce time.
This exhibition employs retrospective as a mode of production rather than aiming to show the development of an artist’s work over a period of time. It seeks to recast the material from the solo choreographies in situations with live actions where the apparatuses of the theater performance and the museum exhibition intersect.
Based on solo works by Xavier Le Roy created between 1994 and 2010, the work unfolds in three time axes: the duration of the visit composed by each visitor, the daily basis of labor time of 16 performers and the time of the growth of a new composition during the length of the exhibition.
Artistic collaboration: Scarlet Yu
With: Alexandre Achour, Saša Asentić, Josep Caballero, Caitlin Fisher, Zeina Hanna, Berit Jentzsch, Sabine Macher, Ming Poon, Ingo Reulecke, Julia Rodríguez, Emmilou Rößling, Nicola van Straaten
Artistic collaboration: Scarlet YU et Alexandre Achour
With: Guillermo Aguilar, Camila Arroyo, Mariana Arteaga, Freda Barrera, Anaïs Bouts, Octavio Dagnino, Fabiola Guillén, Nadia Lartigue, Emmanuel Martínez, Enrique Melgarejo, Nicolás Poggi, Víctor Ramos, Julia Rodríguez, Leonardo Schwartz et Tania Solomonoff.
With: Alexandre Achour, Anneleen Keppens, Ben Evans, Eliel Gauvrit et Sam Knowles, Chiara Gallerani, Clémence Galliard, Cyriaque Villemaux, Frédéric Seguette, Hélène Iratchet, Herman Diephuis, Jérôme Andrieu, João dos Santos, Martins, Josep Caballero, Min Kyoung Lee, Polina Akhmetzyanova, Sabine Macher, Sherwood Chen, Volmir Cordeiro, Zeina Hanna.
With: Ira Demina, Philipp van der Heijden, Vera Knolle, Ante Pavić, Natalia Torales, João dos Santos Martins, Ben Evans, Josep Caballero, Zeina Hanna, Alexandre Achour
Museum für Gegenwart, Hamburger Bahnhof - Berlin, Germany
24/08 - 08/09/2019