Nicolas Cilins

Waiting for the ­Barbarians Bois, miroirs sans tain, sable, figurines blanches, lightbox,
2012-2013

Waiting for the ­Barbarians Bois, miroirs sans tain, sable, figurines blanches, lightbox,
2012-2013

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1985 Né en France. Vit et travaille à Genève·2004-2007 Villa Arson, Nice, Diplôme national d'arts plastiques·2007-2008 Haute école d'art et de design (HEAD), Genève, art/action

Nicolas Cilins

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"Waiting for the Barbarians” is a purpose-built freestanding panoramic display. The spy-mirrored octagonal structure encapsulates a miniature diorama of scattered sand. White generic human figurines as used in architectural models are placed amidst the dunes on an immobile black disk and create a sense of illusion of perspective and scale.Referencing the infinite repetition of framed still images typical of historical cinema machines, the sculpture offers the viewer a manifold look at the complex relations between museum displays, modernist sculpture and colonial history.

Expositions individuelles:
2010 Holy Holes, Galerie Visite ma tente, Berlin·2011 The African Star, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampere

Expositions collectives (sélection):
2012 FID, Festival international de cinéma, Marseille (cat.)·2012 Du monde clos à l'univers infini, Le Quartier, Quimper·2012 Turn Water into Wine, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury (cat.)·2012 Bourses Déliées, Halle Nord, Genève·2013 Unter 30, Bâtiment d'Art contemporain, Genève (cat.)·2013 Sletto et Corso, Biennale de Sélestat, France·2013 Paper Jam #2, Piano Nobile, Genève

Distinctions/Prix (sélection):
2010 Bourses déliées, Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain de Genève

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Nicolas Cilins

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