Ève Chabanon - From Anti Social Social Club to The Surplus


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Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to join the 2019 Te Whare Hēra international artist in residence, Ève Chabanon for an engaging and illustrated introduction to her current and past projects.

Recently initiated by Chabanon, Anti-Social Social Club: Episode One, The Chamber of the Dispossessed was a fictional temporary coalition showing the fragility of the democratic apparatus through a performative debate approaching the theme of “dispossession”. For one night, the event gathered multiple groups of representatives from the public who diverted the trajectory and composition of a highly symbolic site, the council chamber of the town hall in Barking & Dagenham, United Kingdom.

Chabanon says, “the aim of Anti-Social Social Club was to create a fictional temporary coalition - that of the dispossessed - and to show the fragility of the democratic apparatus through a performative debate”. 

Episode Two of the Anti-Social Social Club is in progress in Wellington and will focus on the concept of “cultural anthropophagy”, using the 1920's Brazilian Antropophagia Movement as a starting point, to suggest a connection with the post-colonial context of Aotearoa New Zealand and its related art & craft production

About Ève Chabanon

London based French artist, Ève Chabanon initially studied Visual Art and Graphic Design at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR) in Strasbourg, France, and Curating at the University of Paris IV Sorbonne, France. She then became publisher at the Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers art centre, and eventually moved to London to join Open School East's Associates, United Kingdom.

Ève Chabanon's practice is often described as socially engaged and contextual. Through performance, writing, films or objects, she creates situations that grow from engagement with institutional structures, grass root collectives or groups, and initiate long-term projects that often involve the participation of different local actors from the activist, political and artistic fields.

Chabanon is the 2019 Te Whare Hēra international artist in residence, which is jointly run by Massey University School of Art, Wellington City Council and with support from the French Embassy.




Auckland Art Gallery auditorium