Textes d'expositions / Exhibition texts

Nicolas Bourthoumieux « Der Tag der Doppelten Morgendämmerung »

Exposition collective à Seuil Kritik, résidence FUGITIF, Leipzig, Allemagne

Artistes : Alicia Zaton, Erwan Maheo, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Geoffroy de Volder, Gijs Milius, Jefferson Manuel, Larry Clark, Manuel Burgener, Mathilde Fernandez, Michel François, Sarah Caillard, Stuart Franklin, Sylvain Courbois

« In the spring of the first year tof the reign of King Qin I of Western Zhou dynasty, the day dawned twice at a place called Zheng».

One’s life is always the recipient of another. like two distinctive elements collinding with each other to create a new statement. Using the post-apocalyptic background of an unsettled GDR building, Nicolas Bourthoumieux offers a site-specific installation in which heteregeneous and discreet items from his personal story resonate with documents and found objects of Mankind History. Times and spaces are dilated. Intertwined in the thickness of the successive layers of meaning, various discourses are initiated by other artists, friends and mentors that Nicolas likes to consider as his soulmates. This tumult of situations generates a constellation of rational miracles. light and balance also appear into darkness.

© Eléonore Gros, 2016

Nicolas Bourthoumieux, born in 1985, Toulouse, France. Lives and works at Bagnères de Luchon and Brussels. He has a site specific practice which includes installation, photography, video and painting.