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    Opening - Alex Cecchetti

    Art Center

    Fri 11 Nov 2017 at 4 pm

    Tamam Shud

    Come aboard for a fascinating journey into the heartland of the imagination. Inspired by strange news item, Alex Cecchetti invites you to help him investigate a mysterious disappearance. The exhibition opening will feature a synesthetic musician, classical and contemporary dancers, an out-of-the-ordinary dinner and the launch of an interview with the artist in book form.


    4 pm-7:30 pm 


    "I died identity-free. Clothes labels, fingerprints, shoe sizes were unstitched, eliminated, washed off, bleached out and consigned to oblivion. The sole clue, a small scrap of paper hidden in a secret pocket of the trousers. Written on it, the closing words of a Persian poem: Tamam Shud. This is the end. This is all I am." Drawing on a strange news item, and calling on music, literature and dance, Cecchetti probes the mysteries of identity and disappearance... read more.


    4 pm-7 pm - Music Room

    Synesthesic concert

    The Polish musician Natan Kryszk will be offering a unique kind of concert: using his synesthetic gifts, he will transform paintings by Alex Cecchetti into a work for the piano.


    4 pm-7 pm - Dance Room

    Dance class with eyes closed

    Two remarkable woman dancers, Hanna Hedman et Shihya Peng, are invited to activate the Dance Room segment of the exhibition and guide viewers through choreographic experiences devised by the artist.


    5 pm - Reading Room

    Digressions collection

    Launch and book signing.


    5:30 - Dinner Room

    Dinner by poems

    Alex Cecchetti invites you to savour – literally – the delights of poetry at very special dinners provided in the course of the exhibition, prepared by chef Chloé Charles.



    Invite your friends for the opening via the Facebook event.
    React on Twitter with @fermedubuisson. #TamamShud

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    Alex Cecchetti

    Combining the talents of visual artist, poet and choreographer, Italian-born Alex Cecchetti devises interactive performances and idiosyncratic objects that can turn up in exhibitions or other contexts. Drawing his inspiration from literature, philosophy, science and music, he displays enormous playfulness and wit: whether involving a stand-up comedy routine on death, a backwards stroll through a botanic garden or a "tour of the Louvre without the Louvre", each work is an authentic, shared experience whose community of spectators is mysteriously brought together by a poetic, gestural language and launched into rituals and journeyings that call perception and life's great existential issues into question.

    For the last two years he has been working on a writing project as part of The Novel As Fantasy, a venture organised by The Book Lovers and produced by Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, where he will be presenting Tamam Shud from 1 September to 1 October 2017. In 2016 he was the first artist to be awarded a research and creation residency at the Ferme du Buisson Centre for Contemporary Art and in February 2017 he was given a free hand at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris for an immersive evening event titled Notte Lusoria. His many performances and exhibitions have taken place in such prestigious venues as the Jeu de Paume and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Serpentine Gallery in London, Maxxi Museum in Rome and the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin. And now he's coming back to the Ferme du Buisson for his biggest-ever solo exhibition in France.