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The Backslash gallery is proud to announce Backstage\, a new exhibition curated by . The artist has chosen to put together a group of v isual artists\, stylists\, architects and graphic designers who have worked with him in the past. Their theme is the relationship to space\, a relatio nship expressed via the different backgrounds of each artist.

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The a rtists featured are part of a new generation whose introduction into the wo rld of art is often closely linked to sponsorship by an established figure. The exhibition's mission is therefore in the tradition of the secular syst em of artistic instruction\, even though Mathieu Mercier does not refer to a master-to-student relationship\, but rather an exchange between two gener ations. The pieces on display will reflect the conversations and contacts h e has had with each of them. He will play a unifying role within the exhibi tion\, connecting the young artists together\, and will also show some of h is own works.

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The exhibition is based on the relationship to object s—objects of consumption in particular—and the way they are produced. The f eatured works are governed by the domestic dimension they each have. Viewer s find themselves thrust into the universe of private life by means of seve ral series that reflect the heritage of artistic avant-garde movements\, wi th a special nod to Duchamp.

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The artists included in the exhibition come from various art schools in France\, Italy and Switzerland. Mathieu M ercier is a French visual artist born in 1970. He was awarded the Marcel Du champ prize in 2003.

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In addition to his work as an artist\, he is o ften asked to curate exhibitions\, including at the Fondation Ricard and FR AC Basse-Normandie. Mathieu Mercier's work will be the subject of a major p ersonal exhibition at the CREDAC in Ivry\, opening on 20 January 2012.

DTEND:20120114 DTSTAMP:20140823T094629 DTSTART:20120107 GEO:48.8673676;2.3588686 LOCATION:Backslash Gallery\,29 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth \nParis\, 75003 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BACKSTAGE\, Mehdi Abbioui\, pierre antoine\, Enrico Assirelli\, Lau ra Bru\, Astrid de Cazalet\, Amélie Forestier\, Aldéric Trevel and Juliette Goiffon\, Clarence Guena\, Wei Hou\, Laurent Kropf\, THOMAS MULLER\, Nicol as Mussche\, Noëlle Papay\, Pierre Paulin\, François-Thibaut Pencenat\, Fré déric Pradeau\, La Ville Rayée\, Simon Ripoll-Hurier\, Loup Sarion\, mathia s schweizer\, Xavier Theunis\, Virginie Thomas\, Nicolas Tubéry UID:196548 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR