Panique au dancing

An exhibition from les gens d’Uterpan in la Fondation des Artistes – MABA Nogent-sur-Marne, France
From October 14th, 2021, to March 13th, 2022

Public opening Wednesday October 13th from 6 pm to 9.30 pm (free shuttle departure from Paris, Place de la Nation at 6 pm)
Press visit at 3 pm (free shuttle departure from Paris, Place de la Nation, at 2.30 pm)


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Panique au dancing

Panique au dancing (Panic at the dance hall) stems from the specific topic and context of les gens d’Uterpan’s artist residency (2020-2022) at the Fondation des Artistes - MABA in Nogent-sur-Marne (France), as well as from the shift in the scenic, monstrative, and authorial statuses associated with the exhibition and its oeuvres.

In opposition to linear time of history or that circular and repetitive of nature, choreography and theater plays, les gens d’Uterpan here posit a time which originates from the ground and grows vertically. A time that we never lose sight of, that propels us upwards, towards experience and experiment.
The inauguration of the visitor and their role occurs here at the moment when the role of the author and artist is progressively occupied or claimed by the curator, the organizer, or the producer. Aware that from now on we all participate in the practice of art, the exhibition becomes a think-see-as-a-whole which offers a narrative of shiftings, choreographic stakes, and of now omnipresent manipulations.

By assimilating conscious and unconscious attitudes as well as the adjustment of active and passive stances as components of the work, Panique au dancing positions itself at the conclusion of the standardized process of dance and movement in museums and exhibitions - a process that les gens d’Uterpan have initiated in 2003 with Home Clubbing and later with the X-Event 2 protocols (2005).

MABA 16, rue Charles VII, 94130 Nogent-sur-Marne
tel : + 33 (0)1 48 71 90 07

Press relation : Lorraine Hussenot
tel : + 33 (0)1 48 78 92 20

RER A : Nogent-sur-Marne, then bus 114 or 210, bus stop Sous-préfecture
RER E : Nogent-Le Perreux, then direction Tribunal d’instance
Metro line 1 : Château de Vincennes, then bus 114 or 210, bus stop Sous-préfecture

Opening hours
During the week from 1 pm to 6 pm
On Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 pm
Closed on Tuesdays and for public holidays
Entrance free