Diesel Project Space

Dead matter + other sensations in Monia Ben Hamouda’s Miranda at PANE, Mar 14 – 21

14 March 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda is presenting solo exhibition Miranda at Milan’s PANE projects, opening March 14 and running to March 21. 

Hamouda, who works between Milan, Helsinki and Tunisi, will show new work at Antonio Miranda butcher shop. Including a dedicated gift by Nicole Colombo, there will also be an accompanying text by Liege’s Diesel Project Space curator and co-founder Noëmi Merca, who moves between experiences of sensation and dead matter:

“Love. I remember this feeling; to love and to be loved. Also, the one who drives us to transcend ourselves through desire. Sweet passion: intense and pure, floating in an air balloon filled with a transparent liquid. Then, everything suddenly vanishes.”

This will be PANE’s third project in the their home city, Milan and marks their first solo exhibition.

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XO of excess @ EXO EXO, Dec 9

5 December 2016

Diesel Project Space present XO of excess 1 at Paris’ EXO EXO on December 9.

Diesel, a temporary project space located in a gas station in Liège and run by curator Noémie Merca and artist Xavier Mary, the event will take the form of a day rave, and will feature ssaliva, Early Holography, AllPass and Hasar de Doria.

The live performance and installations will look at ‘theories of catastrophism’ and the economy of excess.

An event dedicated to exploring ‘speculative fiction’ in sound and image, the aim is to immerse the audience in a space of collapsed boundaries between the “real and the virtual, the organic and synthetic, the gallery and the club.”**



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Manège² @ Ppromotion + Data Rhei, Dec 1 – 4

30 November 2016

The Manège² group exhibition is on at Paris’ Ppromotion and Data Rhei on December 1.

The ‘installation-situation’ and edition is conceived as and shared between two ‘domestic spaces’ which are transformed into art run ones at night, at both ends of Rue de la Roquette, 75011. It stems from a statement in the next related publication, Un-Resicencies, where it calls the home a place of ‘asylum’ or ‘shelter’ from the hostilities of a new state where socioeconomic conditions have led to a deterioration of the notion of ‘authenticity’: 

“The intensification of the neoliberal phenomenon of acceleration seems each day to make our perception of the world look a little more like the Uncanny.”   

The two shows will present a selection of motifs and recurrences that occupy a conceptual or physical place and feature other French and international art spaces and collectives, including Deborah Bowmann, Diesel Project Space, Rinomina, DOC, Kunsthalle Tropical, and Ultrastudio among others. The focus is on the modalities of claiming artistic territory, where lease agreements, conditions of use, logos and texts act as a corpus of signs of being and inhabiting.

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