LAST ONE OUT TURN OFF THE LIGHTS



Paris 2017
collaborative exhibition project

20 x 24 hours

in collaboration with:
Stéphanie Baechler, Sascha Brosamer, Sophie Dupont, Simone Etter, Rotem Gerstel, Sarah Haddou, Gabriel Hensche, 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 2019