Paris 2017
collaborative exhibition project, co-orchestrated with Sarah Mercadante

20 x 24 hours

in collaboration with:
Stéphanie Baechler, Sascha Brosamer, Sophie Dupont, Simone Etter, Rotem Gerstel, Sarah Haddou, Anita Holtsclaw, Sophie Innmann, Claudia Kübler, Sarah Mercadante, Petra Mrša, Abi Tariq/Honi Ryan, France Manoush Sahatdjian, Eden Sarna, Goran Škofić, Laëtitia Striffling, Akira Takaishi, Riki Werdenigg, Julia Wirsching

galerie l’inlassable, Paris

Based on the question, ‘how do residencies influence artists and their art practice?’ I initiated an exhibition entitled Last One Out Turn Off The Lights. Twenty artists, that I met during my residency, were asked to fit their art practice into a galleries vitrine. There were two simple rules: each artist had 24 hours, from midnight to midnight, to prepare, install and perform a work in the window, that represented, re-enacted and reflected on their art making process.

Petra Mrša

Sophie Dupont

Riki Werdenigg

Claudia Kübler

Eden Sarna

Sascha Brosamer

Rotem Gerstel

Gabriel Hensche

Laëtitia Striffling

Stéphanie Baechler

Akira Takaishi

Julia Wirsching

Abi Tariq & Honi Ryan

Sarah Haddou

France Manoush Sahatdjian

Goran Škofić

Simone Etter

Anita Holtsclaw

Sophie Innmann

Performance- /installation views: vitrine galerie l’inlassable, Paris 
19th June – 7th July 2017

Beyond the vitrine, the main gallery space was used as a ‘future archive’ which stored all the materials that would be used by the artists. Labels indicated to whom they belonged and the date of their performance. Whereas usually exhibitions show what was made in the past, here we presented the materials that would become a work in the future. After the opening each day, one artist would take their contents from the gallery space and use them for their 24h perfor- mance in the vitrine. The whole artistic process, from production to de-installation was on view for the public.

© Gabriel Hensche 2024