Xavier Le Roy · Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy

Xavier le Roy

September 22, 2015 - October 22, 2015

artistic collaboration with: scarlet yu

with malek andary · alia hamdan · zeina hanna · ghida hachicho · sandra iché · hassan rabeh · maguy tauk · aurelien zouki · khouloud yassine

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 9 performers and the time of the growth of a new composition during the length of the exhibition.

this work was conceived in 2012 following the invitation from laurence rassel (artistic director of the antoni tapiès foundation in barcelona). beirut art center is ninth venue to host this project. previous venues:

fundació antoni tàpies – barcelona (24 february – 22 april, 2012) dancing museum -festival mettre en scène – rennes (8 – 24 november, 2012) interação e conectividade vii – teatro castro alves – salvador (4 – 13 july, 2013) deichtorhallen – international summer festival – hamburg (8 – 25 august, 2013) museu de arte do rio (mar) – panorama festival -rio de janeiro centre pompidou – le nouveau festival – paris (19 february – 10 march 2014) theaterworks – singapore (25 july – 2 august 2014) moma ps1 – new york (2 october – 1 december 2014)

With the support of Le Kwatt production company, Yola Noujaim, Joumana Asseily, and L’Institut Français: Transarte

initie par l’institut français, le programme transarte favorise la circulation et la promotion des formes de creation nees de l’hybridation des processus et des disciplines artistiques, qui elargissent aujourd’hui les frontieres du contemporain. conçu comme un label, ce programme innovant a ete lance en 2012 en europe et en amerique latine et se developpe desormais avec de nombreux partenaires a travers le monde.