Spike Island

Exhibition Preview: Benoît MaireThebes

Date

Friday 5 October 2018, 6–9pm

Admission

Free entry

Event type

Exhibitions

Benoît Maire can be described as a visual philosopher, taking inspiration from a range of disciplines including geometry, sociology and mythology. His major solo exhibition Thebes at Spike Island features more than ninety works ranging from paintings and sculptures to furniture, everyday objects and films. 

Enjoy a £1 glass of prosecco* at the preview of Benoît Maire's exhibition Thebes.

*Offer available from Thursday 6 September, 10am for 24-hours only, as part of the #CultureFlashSale across Bristol and Bath.

Find out more about the exhibition 

Thebes was originally commissioned by CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux.

Benoît Maire

Born in 1978, Pessac, France, Benoît Maire graduated from Villa Arson, Nice and Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris 1. He produces exhibitions, publications, film projections and performances and collaborates with artists, philosophers and musicians.

Benoît Maire's artist’s book Aesthetics of Differends (2008 -) documents his ongoing research on the 'differend' – a concept borrowed from philosopher Jean-François Lyotard. Neither philosophy nor art, the Aesthetics of Differends seeks to corrupt classical formats by the experimental use of theory.

Recent solo exhibitions include Thebes, CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux; Un cheval, des silex, galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris (both 2018); Disaster, Croy Nielsen, Vienna; Cloud Paintings, Arsenal, New York (both 2017); George Slays the Dragon, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld (2016).

Recent group exhibitions include Baltic Triennial: Give Up the Ghost, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; KEDEM-KODEM-KADIMA, The Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv, Israël; Archipelago — A Problem (On Exactitude in Science), Tlön Projects, Toussaintkade 49, The Hague, Netherlands (all 2018); Homestead, Carl Louie, Ontario (2017).


Supported by
  • CAPC Bordeaux
  • City of Bordeaux