From March 13-June 3, 2017, Hunter East Harlem Gallery presents "The Incoherents Salon", a mise-en-scène produced by the artists Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder inspired by the protomodern French artistic movement, Les Arts Incohérents.

Founded by publisher and writer Jules Lévy in Paris in 1882, The Incoherents were a collective made up of artists and writers who organized humorous exhibitions as a satirical response to the aesthetic and political circumstances of the time. In the midst of our current restless political moment, Helguera and Tegeder’s theatrical mise-en-scène offers a tribute to a group of artists that used satire as a weapon to push against the status quo and embodied a critical spirit that would later become a common denominator of the avant-garde.

Les Arts Incohérents introduced the usefulness of satire, humor, and political provocation within cultural production, acting as precursors to the avant-garde cabarets of the early 20th century and the performative interventions of Surrealism and Dada, and could be said were early influencers to movements like Fluxus. Their theaters of conversation and exchange, or cabarets, played a critical role in the emergence of what philosopher Jürgen Habermas termed the, “public sphere” which emerged in “cultural-political contras” to court society. With this history in mind, Helguera and Tegeder consider Hunter East Harlem Gallery, where socially minded art projects are on display, as a site for a revistitation of the experimentation and elements of Les Arts Incohérents.


DATES: Mar 13-Jun 3, 2017
LOCATION: Hunter East Harlem Gallery
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Hunter East Harlem Gallery The Silberman School of Social Work 2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street New York, NY 10035

The Incoherents Salon at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

When
Mar 13-Jun 3, 2017
Where
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
The Silberman School of Social Work
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY 10035

From March 13-June 3, 2017, Hunter East Harlem Gallery presents "The Incoherents Salon", a mise-en-scène produced by the artists Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder inspired by the protomodern French artistic movement, Les Arts Incohérents.

Founded by publisher and writer Jules Lévy in Paris in 1882, The Incoherents were a collective made up of artists and writers who organized humorous exhibitions as a satirical response to the aesthetic and political circumstances of the time. In the midst of our current restless political moment, Helguera and Tegeder’s theatrical mise-en-scène offers a tribute to a group of artists that used satire as a weapon to push against the status quo and embodied a critical spirit that would later become a common denominator of the avant-garde.

Les Arts Incohérents introduced the usefulness of satire, humor, and political provocation within cultural production, acting as precursors to the avant-garde cabarets of the early 20th century and the performative interventions of Surrealism and Dada, and could be said were early influencers to movements like Fluxus. Their theaters of conversation and exchange, or cabarets, played a critical role in the emergence of what philosopher Jürgen Habermas termed the, “public sphere” which emerged in “cultural-political contras” to court society. With this history in mind, Helguera and Tegeder consider Hunter East Harlem Gallery, where socially minded art projects are on display, as a site for a revistitation of the experimentation and elements of Les Arts Incohérents.


DATES: Mar 13-Jun 3, 2017
LOCATION: Hunter East Harlem Gallery
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