In Capc’s nave, Barbe à Papa (French for cotton candy or candy floss) is an exhibition that could be defined as a travelling fairground’s shadow, slowed down and in the process of dismantling.
The exhibition gathers works by more than 50 artists – sculpture, installation, video, painting and performance – sharing material, formal or cultural ties with fairgrounds’ components. Artworks are thus made from air, electricity, steel and plastic but also sugar and oil.
Barbe à Papa is equally the attempt to bring the fairground and the exhibition together, to better understand their shared mechanisms, but also ask the question: what can the museum learn from the funfair today? Is an artwork, always, an attraction?
Curator : Cédric Faucq.
This exhibition is supported by the Franco-British programme Fluxus Art Projects to support the participation of UK artists Chila Burman, Matt Copson, Jesse Darling, Ghislaine Leung, Russell Perkins et Vivien Zhang.