[Off site] Les nouveaux potes de Marco, a proposition by Michel Jocaille. From October 1st to October 31st, 2023.
Exhibition from October 1st to October 31st, 2023.
Media Library of the Central Canine Society - 155 Boulevard Jean Jaurès, 93300 Aubervilliers
Opening on Thursday, October 5th, from 5 pm to 7 pm, followed by an apéro at Bodega de POUSH (7 pm).
"It looks like a Griffon Korthal, Marco!!! As Mathieu used to say when he was a kid and had one. I noticed it right from the entrance with its shiny nose. The little guy really stands out; he's the local star in Aubervilliers, and they even cast a bronze of him in their collection. To describe him simply, he's more reminiscent of a Drahtharr hunting dog than the small terriers you'd find at seaports. It's mainly his proud demeanor that makes him attractive. I don't know if it comes from his curved front paw that gives him that unique movement or from his perplexed look with such a distinguished air. We're quite far from the portrait of a dog ready to shake hands or strike a pose for postal calendars, nestled in his wicker basket like a little mommy's boy. No, this is something else entirely... tail raised, lips tight, we're definitely in the interpretation of an encounter. So, yeah, going from the era of "Germinal" to that of Beigbeder's confessions isn't necessarily easy-peasy, I must admit.
Okay. Here we go. For now, don't move. That's good. We're going to take the time to observe. We look with our eyes and don't touch anything. Very gently. Very gently. It's good. Okayyy, let's goooo.
From the entrance, Bryce talks to us about his training manual for American cars from the '60s; we should already learn some basics to teach them to behave well. The dogs, not the Americans. Because here, it's the dog's party that kicks off this October, and it lasts for an entire week, nationwide! Yes, Madam. For the occasion, I invited some new friends for Marco, so he can meet some future dogs. It'll be a change from Marcelle's buddies, even though we're thinking of them all snuggled up against the urns in their Napoleon III niche.
So, for the party, it's a big deal. The neighbors and the Poush* artists are here, but not only them. So, if you don't mind, Madam Director, we're going to make a little space. Just be careful about one thing: don't get bitten by Max's wolf, but well, you have some spiked dog collars lying around in the corners, so that should do the trick. Andrew is taking care of the buffet; Vincent even brought some bones to chew on, just in case. No surprise, as always, Taisiia's dog can't wait anymore, while Cyril's buddies have already helped themselves three times. One even brought his own plate, just so you know...
Among young dogs and old wolves, it's the meetings that matter most here. We sniff each other out through our looks, and it's the start of friendships, like good neighbors who get to know each other. So, don't be surprised by these improbable encounters; sometimes all it takes is a little flair to let yourself go to explosive rendezvous.
Basile's she-wolf is calm, Clothilde's Molosse hasn't moved, and the dogs are neatly arranged in their glass kennel. It's all good; the party can begin. I even invited little Paloma, who's lending us her non-dog for the occasion. Anyway, Simone is here to watch over things, and after all, Charles, her owner, is THE specialist among canine painters."
- Michel Jocaille
With Raphaël-Bachir Osman, Thomas Ballouhey, Basile Boon, Taisiia Cherkasova, Max Coulon, Agathe Dananaï, Cyril Debon, Emile Degorce Dumas, Bryce Delplanque, Andrew Erdos, John Fou, Charles Hascoet, Michel Jocaille, Brieuc Remy, Paloma Rival Tomek, Octave Rimbert Rivière, Mathieu Roquigny, Clothilde Sourdeval, Constance Tenvik, Pablo Tomek, Abdul Vas, Vincent Voillat and Xolo Cuintle.