The biennial will see three spaces host 'PLAY TIME', a sequence of international group exhibitions that question our way of working and playing together. The event will mix emerging and renowned artists, existing works and new productions and will take place in established arts venues in the city of Rennes.
Appropriating the title of Jacques Tati's most famous commercial flop, the critically revered film Play Time (1967), the biennial takes a stroll through the field of contemporary artistic practice. It does not seek to reproduce the aesthetics or storyline of the film, but uses the Hulot character as a metaphor for the artist, someone who does not fit the coded systems of work, but embodies an alternative pace and approach to most "workers" in our capitalist world. Since the Industrial Revolution, our self-organised manner of working - and playing - has been standardised, made to fit the factory whistle and the office clock. The curator of 'PLAY TIME', Zoë Gray, looks to explore what this has done to our understanding of play time.
The biennial runs from 27 September until 30 November 2014.