Two for Tea
A season of artistic collaborations at La Villa du Parc
Two for Tea, une saison de collaborations artistiques à la Villa du Parc documents one year of the art center’s program, a year devoted to the ways of making art when you are more than one: Sir Thomas Trope, Terrible Two, La Dix-huitième Place and Bye Bye Ducks and Drakes [Ricochets]. Produced by the graphic design duo Syndicat, this catalogue, part book and part brochure, gives pride of place to photographs of the exhibitions. It was put together especially to offer readers an overview of the displays, making a range of parallels, superimposed images, and reminiscences possible. The publication features two texts, including one by the Australian historian Charles Green, a specialist in collaborative processes, providing a historical and theoretical point of view on what is what today in collaborative practices in contemporary art.
“As an introduction to a catalogue that photographically recreates the diversity of the collaborations at La Villa du Parc, each of the two texts, by Garence Chabert and Charles Green, author of The Third Hand: Artist Collaborations from Conceptualism to Postmodernism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001), offers readers stimulating models that enable one to better understand the mechanisms at work in these collaborative practices, models of communion, conflict, and negotiation,” Véronique Goudinoux, Critique d’art [En ligne]