La doublure (1898) is the title of Raymond Roussel’s first novel. The main character is the stand-in for a famous stage actor. While walking through the Nice carnival, the stand-in splits into two.
How can an object live in fiction, in the imagination, in the personal and collective unconscious and at the same time in reality?
La Doublure is an exhibition which proves the existence of alternative realities, works and the exposed archives suggest strongly that we do not live in a world with only one reality.
With Hawthorne Abendsen, Emile Ajar, Francis Bacon, Simon Bérard, Betsy Bickle, William Boyd, Richard Brautigan, Victoria Browne, Change is Good, Nancy Crater, Mariana Castillo Deball, Santiago Da Silva and Manuel Raeder, Rutherford Chang, Jules Chéret, Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Simon Denny and David Bennewith, Philip K. Dick, Ryan Gander with Rasmus Spanggaard Troelsen, Romain Gary, James Gray, Gemma Holt, Oscar Hugal, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Vít Klusák & Filip Remunda with Štěpán Malovec, Transport for London after Harry Beck, Kyle Lockwood, Lustfaust, Arnaud Maguet, Nicholas Matranga & Žiga Testen [J. D. Salinger], Radim Peško with Louis Lüthi, Présence Panchounette, Jesus Rinzoli, Elodie Royer, Yoann Gourmel, Coline Sunier & Charles Mazé, Richard Nixon, Kateřina Šedá and collective, Jamie Shovlin, Ilmari Sysimetsä, Spınal Tap, David Suls, Nat Tate, TN, David Vincent, Charlotte York, Clinton York, Zdeněk Ziegler, …
Curated by åbäke, Sofie Dederen (Frans Masereel Centrum), Eric Mangion (Villa Arson) and Radim Peško