"When you come to art, don't ask what does it mean. Ask what does it do?" Jerry Saltz.
"Middle Gate Geel ‘13" Curated by Jan Hoet. Geel Belgium. Gasthuismuseum St.-Dimpna September 28 - January 22 2013
MIDDLE GATE GEEL 13' tries to come to grips with the complex and multi-layered interaction between myths, psychiatry and the arts. Rather than pinpointing the differences, the exhibition undertakes to reveal the connections and links, commonplaces and parallels of these phenomena. The historic and present-day context of the city of Geel, world-famous for its unique psychiatric care system based on home nursing, adds an extra dimension to this exhibition, so much so that the interaction between Geel and this exhibition will be palpable and visible in every aspect.
"...And Greasy Luck To Whalers". A Solo Exhibition at Drawing NOW. Carreau du Temple. Paris, France. March 26 to 30 2014.
"Double Portrait And a Fourth Hand" Solo exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT. March - August 2013
Double Portraits and a Fourth Hand - The drawings of Amelie Chabannes explore extreme dependency between individuals, and how these relationships blur and destroy individual identity. Working with well-known couples from the art world—including Oskar Kokoschka and his lover Alma Mahler, artists Marina Abramovic and Ulay, and musician, poet, and performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and Lady Jaye—Chabannes fuses their individual images, and hence their relationships, through an obsessive, overlapping drawing technique that emphasizes both psychological and artistic obsession. For her first solo museum exhibition, Chabannes will complete two large, site-specific wall drawings that will involve cutting into the Museum's walls. This exhibition is curated by Aldrich exhibitions director Richard Klein.
"Prelude..." 2012-2013. Multiple-screen video installation. Amelie Chabannes and Antonia Dias Leite.
“Prelude” is the first act of a collaboration series between Antonia Dias Leite and Amelie Chabannes composed of multi-channel video installations recalling moving panoramas from the 19th century. The project investigates glacial landscapes as a metaphor for the individual and the cyclical states of its subconscious, as well as the process and practice involving collaboration work.
"Melong: I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free" 2014. KCAC Residency at the Patan Museum in Kathmandu, Nepal. May 2014. This new project will gather drawings, digital images and sculptures. "Melong: I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free" took root in the observation of the collision of tectonics plates in the Himalaya and the brutal consciousness displacement experienced by the tibetan Nechung Oracles. The drifting forces exerted on the Himalayan ground and on the mind of the oracle question my research on Identity . This new mixed media installation will also focus on "perception without any obscuration" following the principles of the Melong, mirror carried by the oracle which aim to reflect all phenomena without distinction. All the components involved in the production of this new series will appear in the installation reminding the authority of the research and the process, easing the literality of the original subject. this project received the precious help of Jean Phillipe Avouac (Director of the Tectonics Observatory) and Patrice Trodjman (Geologist). Explore the wall of research previous to the production...