Powerful General Purpose Art, 2/3: The Good, The Bad and The Art is a first mutation of a project presented at Subsistance, Lyon in November 2019 by Flora Bouteille.
The piece adapts here to the "off-stage" space of a gallery and seeks to integrate the spectators into a creative process in perpetual renewal. It is one of those "laboratory works" that raise the question of the living painting in museums and the visual arts on stage to its highest level. In this way, it creates an "ontological connection between the stage and the exhibition space", where "what unfolds in the latter is something other than a simple interlude that encourages the spectator to return to it" (Ondine Bréaud-Holland, La scénographie comme territoire de l’art ou ‘l’impossible’ ontologie du plateau).
Excerpt from the text written by Cassandre Langlois for Flora Bouteille’s exhibition: Powerful General Purpose Art 2/3.
Flora Bouteille (France) is in residence at the Cité internationale des arts through the programme of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. She is the recipient of the 2018 Paris Prize.