Triangle - Astérides is a 26-year- old non-profit contemporary visual art organisation. It has hosted more than 600 artists in residence and produced more than 130 exhibitions. Rooted in its local context, it supports French and international artists and is a member of Triangle Network ; 90 arts organisations in 41 countries.

Triangle - Astérides is a 26-year- old non-profit contemporary visual art organisation. It has hosted more than 600 artists in residence and produced more than 130 exhibitions. Rooted in its local context, it supports French and international artists and is a member of Triangle Network ; 90 arts organisations in 41 countries.

Programme

Dominique White, May you break free and outlive your enemy, 2021, mahogany, cast iron, forged iron, sisal, kaolin clay, null sails. Photo: Flavio Pescatori. Courtesy VEDA Firenze et l’artiste.
Dominique White, May you break free and outlive your enemy, 2021, mahogany, cast iron, forged iron, sisal, kaolin clay, null sails. Photo: Flavio Pescatori. Courtesy VEDA Firenze et l’artiste.
Dominique White, Zero Is My Country, 2021, null sails, kaolin clay, cowrie shells, iron, mahogany, raffia, sisal. Photo: Vegard Kleven. Courtesy VEDA Firenze, UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfund / Young Artists’ Society) and the artist.
Dominique White, Zero Is My Country, 2021, null sails, kaolin clay, cowrie shells, iron, mahogany, raffia, sisal. Photo: Vegard Kleven. Courtesy VEDA Firenze, UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfund / Young Artists’ Society) and the artist.
Dominique White, a haunting, a wake of sorts, 2019, null sails, kaolin clay, cowrie shells,  galvanised steel, steel shackles, raffia, and sisal. Photo: Wilf Speller. Courtesy VEDA Firenze, Wysing Arts Centre and the artist.
Dominique White, a haunting, a wake of sorts, 2019, null sails, kaolin clay, cowrie shells, galvanised steel, steel shackles, raffia, and sisal. Photo: Wilf Speller. Courtesy VEDA Firenze, Wysing Arts Centre and the artist.
Dominique White, Landlocked Prisoner, 2018, clay, tarred rope, rope, dried palm, destroyed sail, cowrie shells, raffia palm, hand carved wooden beads, used mooring cleat. Photo: Kunstdokumentation.com. Courtesy Sophie Tappeiner and the artist.
Dominique White, Landlocked Prisoner, 2018, clay, tarred rope, rope, dried palm, destroyed sail, cowrie shells, raffia palm, hand carved wooden beads, used mooring cleat. Photo: Kunstdokumentation.com. Courtesy Sophie Tappeiner and the artist.
Dominique White, Ruttier for the Absent, 2019, null sail, sisal, kaolin clay, worn rope, destroyed palm, iron, raffia, residue from the Mediterranean. Photo: Ilaria Orsini. Courtesy VEDA Firenze, INCURVA and the artist.
Dominique White, Ruttier for the Absent, 2019, null sail, sisal, kaolin clay, worn rope, destroyed palm, iron, raffia, residue from the Mediterranean. Photo: Ilaria Orsini. Courtesy VEDA Firenze, INCURVA and the artist.

Cinders of the wreck, Dominique White

For her first solo exhibition in France titled Cinders of the Wreck, Dominique White pursues her depiction of the State as the Hydra; a relentless beast, with many, regenerative heads. Using disfigured and deformed hunting harpoons in place of the beast’s many heads, and the Ship in place of the beast’s body, Dominique White is questioning the regenerative powers of the State and its ability to constantly mutate as a means of maintaining an oppressive system.

Known for giving life to forms which embody both a phantom-like fragility and a threatening presence, White walks the visitors through a universe of anticipation that weaves together theories of Black Subjectivity and Afro-pessimism with the nautical myths of Black Diaspora. Ropes, tired hand-woven nets, casted iron, raffia, and cowrie shells casted and coated in a ghostly shroud of kaolin clay all work together to evoke the transformative power of waves and wreck.

An exhibition commissioned and produced by Triangle – Astérides, centre d'art contemporain.
Coproduction: SCIC Friche la Belle de Mai and Fluxus Art Projects.
Curated by Céline Kopp

Access

Friche la Belle de Mai
41, rue Jobin
13003 Marseille
+33 (0)4 95 04 96 11

trianglefrance.org

Exhibitions programmed by Triangle - Astérides take place at Tour-Panorama. Entrance by the reception ticket office.

Opening periods:
• Wednesday to Friday, 2:00–7:00 P.M.
• Saturday and Sunday, 1:00–7:00 P.M.
• Visit of the workshops by appointment

How to get there?
• By bus: n° 49 from "Réformés-Canebière", stop at "Belle de Mai la Friche"
• By walk: From the train station: Take the backdoor of St Charles Station, then left on rue Honorat and walk straight for 10mn.
• By car: 5 min from the exit "Gare St Charles" on A7

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CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

Double V Gallery : The trendy contemporary art gallery in Marseille. (Marseille)
Galerie Béa-Ba : A hub for contemporary painting. (Marseille)

CULTURE & HERITAGE

Friche La Belle de mai : An arts and culture factory and a living place. (Marseille)
Coco Velten : A place for working and encounters with a collaborative cultural programme. (Marseille)
Fotokino : Exhibitions, screenings, workshops and conferences. (Marseille)

TO DISCOVER

Lucy Luce : the workshop-boutique of a jewelry designer and organic sculptures. (Marseille)
JoggingJogging : concept et fashion store. (Marseille)

BOAT TRIP

Le Don du Vent : Boat rental and private boat services. (Marseille)

PLACES TO STAY

Les Bords de Mer : Mini-refuge, maxi-vue : 19 bedrooms facing the big blue. (Marseille)
Hôtel Le Ryad : Well located at the top of la Canebière in the city center. (Marseille)
La Résidence du Vieux Port : 4-star hotel with a retro decor, inspired by Le Corbusier and Pouillon. (Marseille)
Tuba Club : A restyled former diving club in the Goudes district. 5 bedrooms and a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Calanques. (Marseille)

PLACES TO EAT

Sépia : Seasonal cooking. Covered terrace and view of the city. (Marseille)
La Parenthèse : Terrace with tapas to share in a quiet alley of La Vieille Chapelle district. (Marseille)
Chez Yassine : Tunisian halal specialties. A must-go of Eastern cuisine in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Yima: A family Eastern canteen in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Toïa : For the ceviche lovers, a tasty cuisine made with fresh and seasonal products. (Marseille)
La cantine de Lynn : A delicious small restaurant, home cooking and a welcoming atmosphere. (Marseille)

WINE BARS & GROCERY

Les Buvards : An excellent selection of natural wines and healthy products in this natural wine bar pioneer in Marseille. (Marseille)
Épicerie L’Idéal : Fresh goat cheese, Camargue lamb, an excellent selection of products from the Mediterranean Basin to take away and meals to eat in. (Marseille)
Maison Geney : Canteen, delicatessen and tearoom with homemade products, a simple and generous cooking in the Panier district. (Marseille)