Kerry Downey & Joanna Seitz, Lou Masduraud, Lorenza Longhi and Maria Toumazou.
Exhibition from 01.17 to 04.18.2020
Curated by Julia Gardener
Villa Vassilieff hosts a group exhibition centred around the Tour Maine-Montparnasse as an emblem of ‘site’. Tour Maine-Montparnasse is located just 750 meters away from Villa Vassilieff. The 1970s skyscraper – the first and, for a long-time after, the only one in Paris – remains universally and passionately detested in the city. The joke goes that the towering office block has the best views because you can’t see the tower itself. Positioned in the neighbourhood the building’s towering presence stands for the effects of gentrification, modernization, and globalization on space. This exhibition investigates the threatened specificity of local sites as opposed to universalizing structures, bringing together art practices that center practical, mass produced, and patented objects within interrogated commercial spaces.