March 3 - June 11 2023
With Rossella Biscotti, Laetitia Badaut Haussmann, Joëlle de La Casinière, Carolina Caycedo, Michele Ciacciofera, Simone Fattal, Adélaïde Feriot, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Raoul Hausmann, Peter Hujar, Július Koller, Jirí Kovanda, Sophie Podolski, Prinz Gholam, Autumn Ramsey, Alfred Sauermann, Carolee Schneemann, Mira Schor, Martine Syms, Endre Tót, Tristan Tzara, Thu Van Tran, Theo Van Doesburg, Danh Vo
In Spring 2023 the Haute-Vienne contemporary art museum will be unveiling an extensive group exhibition bringing together more than 25 international artists, entitled ‘Make Your Dream Last Longer than the Night’.
A reference to the concept album from the Greek composer Vangelis that was released in 1972, the title alludes to the social struggles in the late 1960s. Here it takes on a wider, more universal meaning, inviting us to dream collectively about our future, just like the artist Raoul Hausmann, the guiding light of the museum, who worked tirelessly to redefine the role of art in society after the First World War.
‘Make Your Dream Last Longer than the Night’ is like a large collage, bringing together artists of different generations in order to address some major questions of our time, such as the representation of the body in relation to feminism, the quest for identity, or the definition and vision that we have of our world as a whole.
Like a poetic landscape, the exhibition unfolds in three parts, addressing in turn, dream and metamorphosis, the representation of language, and the definition of individuality through both personal experience and collective history.
The exhibition has been made possible thanks to the support of the artists and the following galleries: Marcelle Alix (Paris), Crevecoeur (Paris), Michel Rein (Paris / Brussels) and Xeno X (Antwerp) and also the Frac Artothèque Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Limoges).