Gonzalo Borondo show in Marseille “Matière Noire”

On October 7 th 2017,Catherine Coudert and Galerie Saint Laurent present Matière Noire, international street artist Borondo’s biggest exhibition to date in the heart of Marseille’s famous antique Marché aux Puces, one of the largest markets in Europe.

Curated by Carmen Main, the show is co-produced by Gonzalo Borondo himself and Italian artist, and his close friend, Edoardo Tresoldi.
The three artists have already worked together in Borondo’s last exhibition ‘Animal’ in London.

Matière Noire deals with the dark matter – everything we cannot directly see or detect but allows the universe to exist – as a metaphor of the invisible in our perception. The show is a reflection upon different cultural, social and generational realities and the media through which they are filtered, from earlier forms of representations to contemporary digital technologies.

In the 4,000-square-meter exhibition, Borondo will present its universe for the first time through more than 30 in-situ artworks – animations, holograms,  installations, paintings, videos – in collaboration with 8 international multidisciplinary artists under 30, all born before the digital boom: BRBR Films, Carmen Main, Diego López Bueno, Edoardo Tresoldi, Isaac Cordal, Robberto Atzori, Sbagliato and A.L. Crego, author of the exhibition’s dynamic visual content, such as gifs and videos.

Borondo Matière Noire

The objects found on site are the raw material used for most of the works; they represent the fil rouge for the whole exhibition as opposed to the digital  archive of our times. As Borondo has said: “When I entered into the market for the first time I felt like I was in a limbo of objects waiting to find a new life  through the viewers’ gaze. A reserve of collective memory that inspires constant search and the feeling of being able to find something unique, belonging to own  personal history”.

Divided in 3 acts – projection, perception, and interpretation – the exhibition casts doubts on the uniqueness of reality and its representations, penetrating  and questioning the edges of human perception; from Plato’s allegory of the cave to a 2.0 reality which shows a world flowing behind a screen, to the free creative contribution of each artist.

During the 3-month art residency in Marché aux Puces, the artists have lived and worked together, curating and organizing every detail of the show, sharing the  space with the merchants of the iconic market in the heart of a disappearing neighborhood, the dark matter of Marseille.

Borondo exhibition in Marseille . Named Matière noire

Borondo makes use of collective symbols and myths, and touches archetypes and latent unconscious, bringing the audience to a kaleidoscope of infinite  universes to explore and capture. They are drafts of an invisible past without which our existence would not be possible, as the dark matter of our present.

Matière Noire
From Thursday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm
Sunday from 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Private visits on appointment
+33 06 76 91 42 61

Hall des Antiquaires
Marché aux Puces
130 Chemin de la Madrague Ville
13015 Marseille

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Pictures by courtesy of the artist 


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  3. How wonderful.

    1. It’s going to be a great exhibition i think ! Borondo is so talented .

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