le beau le bien le vrai, Non-Objectif Sud, La Barraliere, Chemin de Visan, Tulette, France

Installation view

July 11 – September 12, 2010

Non-Objectif Sud (NOS) is pleased to present its fifth exhibition and residency program with le beau le bien le vrai, an exhibition curated and organized by Tilman and Petra Bungert of CCNOA (Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels, Belgium).

Participating Artists:
Massimiliano Baldassarri (IT/CH)
Francisco da Mata (PT/CH)
Camila Oliveira Fairclough (BR/UK)
Sacha Goerg (CH/BE)
Alexandra Guillot (FR)
Colombe Marcasiano (FR)
Guillaume Millet (FR)
Roland Orépük (CH)
Benjamin Rivière (FR)
Ingrid Maria Sinibaldi (FR)
Damien Sorrentino (FR)
Cédric Teisseire (FR)
Wilson Trouvé (FR)
Emmanuel Van der Meulen (FR)

The exhibition project le beau le bien le vrai (named after a work of the same title by Damien Sorrentino) presented by NOS aims to survey artistic production focusing on the realm of reductive and conceptual art within the perimeters of a more regional context. For this exhibition CCNOA has invited 14 artists working in the francophone -and neighboring francophone countries- cultural landscapes. The participating artists live and work in Paris, Marseille and Nice (France) as well as Grenoble, Geneva and Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and have studied at renowned art schools including the Villa Arson, Nice.

In addition to painting, sculpture and video works, le beau le bien le vrai will also present site-specific works – both indoors and outdoors. Turning NOS into their temporary studio, the artists will expand and reflect on NOS’s magnificent setting and the environment.

Since its inception in 1998, CCNOA, a multidisciplinary non-for-profit art organization currently based in Brussels, has established a platform to review and introduce contemporary artistic positions, strategies and developments in the field of reductive art on an international level. Focusing for the past 12 years on the dialogue between artists, art-professionals and art-lovers from around the globe, CCNOA has helped to renew the discourse surrounding the subject of contemporary reductive art and has inspired many others to set up similar organizations.

To broaden communication and exchange between artists and the public, CCNOA has also organized a series of traveling group exhibitions in the USA, Australia and Europe in addition to its ongoing exhibition program in Brussels. Visit www.ccnoa.org for further information.

NOS was founded by co-directors Andrew Huston and Karole Vail in 2005 as a non-for-profit alternative to the institutional space of the commercial art gallery. NOS is located at La Barralière, a farmhouse with an adjoining exhibition space in the Rhône Valley 50 kilometers north of Avignon. Each summer, artists are invited in residence to collaborate, create and exhibit site-specific artworks within this Kunsthalle platform.