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The Serralves Museum presents O'Ti'Lulabies, first solo exhibition by David Douard in Portugal, which he pursues his work initiated in the exhibition O'Ti'Lulaby displayed at the Frac Île de France, Paris, in 2021. Composed of sculptures, fragments of language, videos and sound recordings, this exhibition transforms the museum space. Playing with the superposition and transparency of the different architectural elements presented, the artist offers an environnement in which images, objects and bodies mutually contaminate each other and proliferate beyond the walls. exhibitions
This catalogue, which retraces these last two exhibitions, gathers a newly commissioned text by François Piron and a recent conversation between the artist and Philippe Vergne. Beautifully illustrated with installation images from the presentation at Serralves, the book also includes a series of especially produced collages by the artist.
Published on the occasion of David Douard's exhibition "O'Ti'Lulabies" at Serralves, Porto, in 2022.
Born 1983 in Perpignan, David Douard lives and works in Aubervilliers (France). Language is the very basis of his work. The texts and poems he collects on the Internet are manipulated, transformed in order to become a vital flow, feeding into his sculptures. Through language as an ingredient, David Douard redefines space as hybrid and collective by injecting anonymous, chaotic, deviant, ill and frustrating poems in it. As he recreates an infected environment where the real world used to be, the fantasy brought by new digital technologies expands.
David Douard's work has been shown in solo and collective exhibitions by international institutions such as: FRAC Île-de-France, Paris (2020); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019); KURA. c/o Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014 and 2018); Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (2015 and 2017); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2016); Fridericianum, Kassel (2015); Sculpture Center, New York (2014); Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2014); Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris (2012). He participated in numerous biennials: Biennale de Lyon (2013); Taipei Biennial (2014); Gwangju Biennale (2018). In 2017 David Douard received the Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize on the occasion of the Artissima fair in Turin.
Texts by François Piron, David Douard, Philippe Vergne.

Graphic design: Bizzarri-Rodriguez.
published in June 2023
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
22 x 30 cm (softcover)
148 pages (ill.)
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