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to Thomas

a group exhibition curated by Lucas Morin & Sasha Pevak


14 February – 21 March, 2020


Jimmy Beauquesne

Bady Dalloul

Jesse Darling

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov

Olivia Hernaïz

Candice Lin

Simon Martin

Dala Nasser

Josèfa Ntjam

Bassem Saad

Hanna Zubkova


Opening: 13 February, 2020 at 6 p.m.

La Box
Ensa Bourges
9 rue Edouard Branly, BP297 18006 Bourges Cedex, France

Taking an ordinary love story as its starting point, the exhibition ​to Thomas features multiple tales of attachment, dependence, anger and resistance. Presented as an imaginary queer romance novel, the exhibition is composed of ‘chapters’ written by individual artists and curators. This exhibition is addressed to a partially autobiographical, partially fictional, past lover; the titular Thomas who could also go by many other names. The works are presented as a series of dialogues between the artists and their imaginings of Thomas. Grounded in their personal experiences, particularly of queer relationships and friendships, the works connect intimate feelings to broader social issues.

to Thomas is the second exhibition of the ​Emotional Labor curatorial program which explores the political potential of love and emotions. The artists featured in this exhibition address supposedly ‘personal’ emotions, looking at the political factors which produce and shape them. Some works tackle these issues from an intimate angle, focusing on personal emotions and narratives of romantic love. Others explore how emotions are collectively constructed through social conflict, working conditions and the experience of being part of a minority. ​to Thomas highlights feelings of powerlessness, dependence and loss of control, while questioning whether these can have the potential to transform both personal and social relationships.

Following venue: Ygrec, Aubervilliers (Paris) / May 15 through June 13 / Opening on May 14

Image: Jimmy Beauquesne, ​from Lucas,​ 2020, graphite on paper.

artist-in-residence at Garage museum Studios

Hanna Zubkova is selected as artist-in-residence in Garage Museum of Contemporary Art studios program to work for six months in a studio at VDNKH, Moscow

She is working on an project based on a found archive of a soviet philosopher who studied the question of Truth and was an enigmatic figure in academic exchanges between Moscow and Paris in the 60s, precisely around May 68. After his disappearance in the 70s, his prolific heritage was neglected and forgotten. 

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Istina/ Truth installation view / photo by Zarina Kodzaeva for Strelka Mag

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photo of the archive / by Zarina Kodzaeva

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