ARTHUR CORDIER                                                                                     ︎ ︎







Arthur Cordier’s practice reflects on the economic uses of public space, with a focus on the display structures and the consumerist logic of advertising. Working with sculpture, installation, video, photography, and performance, he explores the forms of decay inherent to promotional systems... 

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The Balcony



UPCOMING

(curation)
‘Work, Comfort, Home’ - Michael Mönnich
Art Au Centre #3. Group exhibition, Liège
04.06.20 - 30.09.20

beauty / ? 
Group exhibition, curated by Dilum Coppens and Sandra Meilunaite, K.L.8. Brussels - postponed 

un peu de jambon pour un peu de culture?
Group exhibition, curated by LABO#5 Leuven. BE - postponed to May 2021



CURRENT

The Town Mouse and the Country House
Group exhibition, curated by The Balcony
20.04.20 - 20.05.20



RECENT

(writing)
‘Liège. Come for the beer, stay for the scene’
Published on Jegens&Tevens

Art Au Centre #2
Group exhibition, curated by Maxime Moinet. Liège
06.02.20 - 30.04.20

zerobudget.be
Curated by Mikail Koçak
19.04.20 - 25.04.20

VOYAGE VOYAGE #2
L 'Annexe, screening. Paris
13.03.2020

Susan, bites, and videotapes II Susan Bites, screening. The Hague
23.02.2020

RAVI Liège. Residency & exhibition in collaboration with AAIR Antwerpen. Liège
01.09.19 - 31.12.2019

Contamination and maybe even more Fonderia 20.9. Group. Verona
15.07.19 - 29.09.2019

better as a chorus
Royal Academy of Art. Group. The Hague
05.07.19 - 11.07.19

Supermarket Independent Art Fair with Alternative Art Guide, Group. Stockholm
04.04.19 - 07.04.19

All Bark No Bite
Susan Bites, Group. The Hague
09.02.19 - 22.02.19

The Ongoing Conversation #5
1646. Experimental art space. The Hague.
08.06 - 17.06.18

D.D.- Domestica Dove 
Duo exhibition with Ioana Ciora, Vitrine01, Berlin

What Now / Now What
Sofia Underground, Group. Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art, Bulgaria

The Nudist on the Late Shift
Group. Curated by Barbara Seiler & Marcel van Eeden.
KABK Gallery, The Hague

Rise, Group.
Curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist. Quartair Contemporary Art
Initiatives, The Hague

TO PLAY, Group. Sagacity, curated by Pathfinders Collective. Brussels

Klein Eiland, Group. La Cambre - Studio CityGate. Brussels

Turn Left on Supernova, Group. De Besturing. The Hague

Everything must go, Group. NEST Ruimte. Curated by Eelco van der Lingen. The Hague

Wall, collaborative work with Ioana Ciora and Jean Katambayi, Stroom Den Haag. The Hague

FRICHE, Residency & group exhibition. Brussels








MARKTEN





Video-projection
Fixed sequence shot
Stereo audio
HD - 16:9
8’38’’
2014

2020. shown at VOYAGE VOYAGE #2. L 'Annexe, screening. Paris

2018. Shown during What Now / Now What, Sofia Underground @Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art, group exhibition. Sofia, Bulgaria



MARKTEN from Arthur Cordier on Vimeo.



Starting from the linearity of the street and the difficulty to remain motionless in the market’s crowd, the research consisted in the accentuation of the milling crowd and the surrounding commercial activities.

Staying still would be to temporarily - and symbolically- deny the ambulatory purchase act. As well as accuentuating the surrounding human activity. The fixed sequence shot pushes the spectator to think away from any narrative aspect, and ask himself about what is left : the context, the human stream and the details, in sound and image. By a simple performed act, the water bucket becomes a resonance chamber of the crowd moves. It also represents the most basic good, in the sympliest way to carry it.

The video tackles the political and social question of the accessibility to water, without being intentionally. That is, by approaching the subject obliquely and preferring poetic evocation to the polemical claim. It is therefore ‘taking a position’ both spatial and poetic, and becomes therefore political - as the artist in the market space.

Furthermore the construction of the image is sort of a reversed American shot where the soil predominates, whereas the water reflections open-up the off-field. It shows the blurred surroundings of the market place as well as a few faces. The reflections contain the reality that the frame of the image doesn’t show.


screenshot (extract)