from February 16 to March 17 2018.
Tuesday to Friday from 1.30 pm to 6 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm
or on appointment
The Club of Contemporary Art presents an exhibition of Philippe Fretz FOREVER YOUNG
GOOD NEW ELEMENTARY PARTICLES
Young's Slits are an experiment in physics, first performed by Thomas Young in 1801,
consisting of passing photons through two small holes drilled in an opaque plane. On a screen opposite,
we then observe a pattern of interference fringes specific to the superposition of waves.
The experiment highlights the dual nature - particle / wave - of light. It was subsequently refined by
quantum physics. In fact, we observe the same patterns of interference when we experience
electrons of any material through a similar device, even if they are projected one by one.
Matter, in its fundamental structure, resists the fragmentation and representation of a world
modelizable to concepts and scientific tools.
In other words, reality is composed of a fabric of relationships that surpasses in beauty and complexity our effort
to measure it. The repercussions of such a conclusion are so beautiful that I welcome this experience as good
new elementary particles.
He graduated from the Graduate School of Visual Arts in Geneva, in the
studio of Claude Sandoz, and received the Prize Stravinsky in 1992. He
benefited from three Scholarships Kiefer-Hablitzel between 1996 and 1999,
during which he lives and works in Marseille. He stayed for two years in the
United States, painting and teaching at the Waring School from Boston.
He was awarded the Alice Bailly Scholarship in 2002 and was awarded a
Grütli workshop for two years by the City of Geneva. He has been
collaborating with art and fiction editions since 2000 and was President of the
Federation of artists from Kugler between 2009 and 2012. He obtains a
production support grant from Aargauer Kuratorium
in 2014 and 2017.
Philippe Fretz teaches, every year since 2009 for a period of one month, a
course entitled "Narrative painting" at Gordon College in Orvieto, Italy.
He produces and distributes a bi-annual artist's journal, manages a website
dedicated to his work and a project of image classification since July 2013.
This research and the periodical, entitled In medias res, benefit from
support from the art-en-jeu.ch Foundation. He lives and works in Geneva.
Dedication of the edition "In medias res", Tuesday, February 27 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Library-round table with Gilles Porret, Tuesday, March 6 from 6 pm to 7 pm, on reservation (30.-)
Dedication of the edition "In medias res", saturday 10 march from 11 am to 2 pm
Artist-talk with Stefan Banz, Tuesday, March 13 from 6 pm to 7.30 pm, with a multiple offered, on reservation (30.-)
At each event an aperitif is offered