CURATED BY JEROME SANS, JEAN–MAX COLARD & ISABELLE BERNINI TRIPOSTAL, LILLE 3000
APRIL 27, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 01, 2019
The flagship of lille3000, the Tripostal unfolds the great story of Eldorado through a myriad of contemporary works of art borrowed from the four corners of the globe, with more than 40 artists on display. It divides into three chapters, one for each of the building’s three floors: Dream Worlds, The Rush, The New Eldorados.
Artists: :mentalKLINIK, Martine Aballéa, Adel Abdessemed, Abdelkader Benchamma, Francis Alÿs, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Babi Badalov, Jules de Balincourt, Gilles Barbier, Romain Bernini, Hicham Berrada, Stefan Brüggemann, Cao Fei, Till Gerhard, Rodney Graham, Ren Hang, Duane Hanson, Laura Henno, Alfredo Jaar, Mike Kelley, Maria Kourkouta, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Yayoi Kusama, Ibrahim Mahama, Teresa Margolles, Ryan McGinley, :mentalKLINIK, Jonathan Monk, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Anne et Patrick Poirier, Younès Rahmoun, Peter Stämpfli, Superflex, Claire Tabouret, Thukral & Tagra, Anna Uddenberg, Wang Wei, Marnie Weber, Hank Willis Thomas, Liu Xiaodong, Yuyang Wang, Chen Zhen, Qiu Zhijie.
HOT DEALS, 2019
:mentallKLINIK founded their multimedia and conceptual laboratory -in equal parts vintage and high-tech- in Istanbul and for the last three years have been developing it in Brussels. Through their playful but also abrasive vocabulary, the duo constantly plays with glamorous, rock and post punk references. :mentalKLINIK repurposes the sparkling and authoritative visual language of nocturnal spheres in a climate of sensory hyperstimulation generated by the multiple neon lights, slogans, light beams, disco balls and confetti that compose their works, tapping into our unanimous attraction for sparkling and seductive objects.
TROUBLED PARADISE, 2019
The :mentalKLINIK duo invades the staircase, bathing it in a pink and red atmosphere thanks to filters placed on the windows of the facade. The rising intensity of the colourful atmosphere accompanies the rise of the overall scenario of the exhibition, divided into three chapters (Dream Worlds/The Rush/Endless Eldorado). The walls are decorated with three slogans, oxymorons printed on glittery stickers, an ephemeral and low cost material associated with the entertainment business. Language is a vocabulary of their aesthetics that they constantly abuse to blur perceptions and create new spaces and new meanings. These expressions naturally result from the :mentalKLINIK’s reflection on the rhythm of the exhibition, evoking the frantic and universal quest for happiness.