Garage Cosmos


Isidore Isou, Aesthetic Particles & Infinities

31 March – 02 April 2017

The exhibition takes as its point of departure six Manifestos by Isidore Isou: from Imaginary or Infinitesimal Art, 1956 to the Manifesto of Excoordism or Mathematical and Artistic Teysynism, 1991. The essay by Christian Schlatter, revolving around a reading of these Manifestos and a selection of works from the collection, would like to show that an aesthetic particle, element specific to each art and infinity, should be put in the plural. Why infinities? We must recognize different degrees of infinity: the infinite must be multiplied, become pluri-infinitesimal. On the way, the number of spectators intervening on a supertemporal frame will come to infinity, as the mathematical yes to the infinite number; for the sole purpose of rendering justice to the work of Isou, of facilitating its reception to its ultimate finality; "concrete eternity in the cosmos", too, a form of infinity.


At the opening will be reactivated the Supertemporal Platform as it was presented at the Salon Comparaisons at the Museum of Modern Art of Paris in 1963: Claudine Schott will play Bach and Haydn on the violin, Michel Assenmaker will read a text by Joyce; as during the time and in the words of Isou, a "young unknown person" taken in the audience will declaim "the names of the painters from the catalog of the Salon Comparaisons during several hours, quoted in alphabetical order."


Private view Friday 31 March 6pm–9pm
Exhibition on Monday 1rst and Sunday 2nd of April (11am–5pm)

Isidore Isou, Théâtre de l’Ambigu, 1965.