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Villa Medici Summer Exhibition "Take me (I'm yours)"

Hosted by the Consul of the Rome French Culture Group
Nationalities & Languages
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 31 May 19:00 - 22:30

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Dear All,
I have the pleasure to invite you to the Summer Exhibition of Villa Medici, which represents an important key to enter and understand modern and contemporary art and is the final result of about a year of studies and researches that have been concentrated behind the walls of Villa Medici, the French Academy which has already celebrated Protected content of creativity. The exhibition includes the cycle named “L’ORO”, a special laboratory which refers to the artists and researchers who are the residents of the French Academy of Rome.
“Take Me (I’m yours)” is the biggest exhibition of contemporary art which has ever been shown at Villa Medici and it’s realization was a strong desire of the Director, Muriel Mayette-Holtz. The exhibition is curated by Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara Parisi.
Furthermore the students are in contact with worldwide famous artists, who takes somehow part to the exhibition which already been successful in the world tour.
“Take Me (I’m Yours)” is a revival of the original exhibition of the same title that was curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Julia Peyton-Jones and Andrea Schlieker at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in Protected content .
“Take Me (I’m Yours”) aims to create a democratic space for all visitors to take ownership of artworks, and curate their personal art collections, by subverting the usual politics of value, consumerism, and the museum experience. Visitors constantly transform the landscape of the galleries, bit by bit, through direct engagemen. Works can be touched, used, or changed.
The exhibition is also a project that continues to evolve and transform. At “Take Me (I’m Yours),” the public may not only take home one of the thousands of copies of each work—helping to physically empty out the space—but alter the appearance of the show by taking part in performances where the interaction may involve an experience rather than an object, in keeping with the notion of immateriality that increasingly pervades both art and everyday life.
“Take Me (I’m Yours)” therefore becomes a vast arena for imagining a more direct, engaging way to experience art, where the idea of giving and receiving helps us look at the broader social and historical picture of our time in a different light.
“Take Me (I’m yours)” is dedicated to the Belgian artist Jef Geys, who died recently and who was a sustainer and supporter of conceptual and revolutionary art , which was the basement of the first exhibition .

The students of Villa Medici are : Giulia Andreani, Juan Arroyo, Eric Baudelaire, Boris Bergmann, Lise Charles & Aurélien Dumont, David Douard, Maxime Guitton with the collaboration of the famous Musician and composer Alvin Curran, Cyril Gerbron, Claire Lavabre, Marc Leschelier, Roque Rivas, Moussa Sarr, Stéphanie Solinas, Odysseas Yiannikouris in collaboration with Alessandra Monarcha.
The participation of the famous international artists: Aaajiao, Etel Adnan, Micol Assaël, Artur Barrio, Gianfranco Baruchello, Christian Boltanski, Mohamed Bourouissa, Pedro Victor Brandão, Paulo Bruscky, James Lee Byars, Luis Camnitzer, Cao Fei, Maurizio Cattelan, Liliana Cavani, Ian Cheng & Rachel Rose, Claire Fontaine, Patrizio Di Massimo, Maria Eichhorn, Simone Fattal, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Andrea Fraser, Charles Gaines, Martino Gamper, Mario García Torres, Alberto Garutti, Gilbert & George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Joseph Grigely, Ho Rui An, Carsten Höller, David Horvitz, Fabrice Hyber, Invernomuto, Alex Israel, Alison Knowles, Koo Jeong-A, Armin Linke, Franck Krawczyk, Ugo La Pietra, Fernanda Laguna, Jorgi Macchi, Angelika Markul, Annette Messager, Bruce Nauman, Rivane Neuenschwander, Otobong Nkanga, Yoko Ono, Luigi Ontani, Philippe Parreno, Diego Perrone, Cesare Pietroiusti, point d’ironie, Emilio Prini, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Anri Sala, Tomás Saraceno, Tino Sehgal, Daniel Spoerri, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Franco Vaccari, Francesco Vezzoli, Danh Vo, Lawrence Weiner e Franz West.
Looking forward to meet you at Villa Medici
Best regards