From January 19 to March 30, 2024.
"Artletics" comes from artist and curator Didier Morelli’s fascination with sports, with the myth and desire surrounding the figure of the athlete that he has constructed over the years. Much like the visual arts, which have always been part of his life, play has also been at the forefront of his identity. His research at Artexte led him to focus on finding out how other artists, curators, and writers share this passion, how they embrace the realms of sport and play as a territory to draw from, intervene in, and channels through their practices.
In "Artletics," Morelli offers an overview of practices by artists who examine the world of sports through a variety of approaches: by showing bodies in action, by discussing performance and competition, by sharing skills, by creating a link to the community, by revisiting memories, by moving from the collective to the individual, or by evoking the clan, group, or family. As the artists in the exhibition show us, sports are ubiquitous in our contemporary society, markers of our individual values and gauges of our collective beliefs. Sport is everywhere, you just have to look for it.
With artworks and contributions of: François Morelli and Florencia Sosa Rey.
An exhibition curated by Didier Morelli.
- Opening on January 18 at 6 p.m.