VENTE AUX ENCHERES –2012-8’57 ‘’
Sébastien Durante - France
On the occasion of an exhibition in Marseille I realized seven paintings representing several symbolic places of Provence. I then took on the cap of an auctioneer in the TGV(HST) Paris Marseille and I tried to sell my paintings to the travelers before of arrival to destination. The operation is filmed by two hidden cameras.
In the place of the exhibition the scenography begin by the six paintings hung in a compact way, then, farther in the exhibition the video spread in a space of the dimensions of a tgv waggon. This separation allows me to ask the question of statue of its paintings. What is the place of its Provençal landscapes within an exhibition of contemporary art?
By this action I try to speak about precarious statue of the artist. (Sainte Victoire, chapelle d'Eygalières, les mas aux lavendes, le vieux port, moulin d'Alphonse Daudet, la rotonde, Saint Paul de Vence, exposition à Marseille château de servières