THE ART PACK MEETS « MÖDERN YOUNG PEOPLE » Exposition Agnès b
A project envisaged and curated by Jean-François Sanz (head of cultural projects agnès b.)
Between the late 70s and mid-80s in France, a prolific and chaotic music scene that combined the energy of rock-n-roll, punk nihilism and electronic experimentation.
A kind of hope and frenzied vitality could also be detected during these years. A breed
of modernist utopia, which was sometimes wilfully ironic, fed them both. A whole segment of, they were nonetheless resistant to the post-Hippie utopias of the previous generation. In search of an identity, they recognised themselves in the dark lyrics, the
cold synthetic music and the laid-back attitude of the new groups hatching all over the country, as much in the provinces as in Paris.
With the benefit of thirty years’ hindsight, the “Mödern Young People” project reactivates this post-punk/novo diskö/French new & cold wave scene, through an exhibition, a book, an audio compilation, and a documentary film. One of the project’s ambitions is to highlight a cross-section of the specific creative diversity of this scene. It does so by engaging with the music produced by this scene, but also with the aesthetics and the attitudes.
The Art Pack Thanks: Agnès b., Jean-François Sanz, Marie Schneier, Annie Maurette, Yann Le Marec, Gilles Le Guen, Les éditions Naïve (Laurence Patrice et Corinne Stenneler), Maripol, Patrick Vidal, Pierre René-Worms, Dominique Fury, Patrick Eudeline, Claude Arto, Gilles Riberolles, Laurent Fétis, J-B Guillot & Born Bad Records,
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