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Visite guidée avec la curatrice Clémentine Proby


Within the framework of the exhibition

After Laughter Comes Tears

Free guided tour

In French

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After Laughter Comes Tears is an experimental exhibition dedicated to performance, and the second edition of the Mudam Performance Season launched in 2021. After Laughter Comes Tears will feature the work of thirty-four artists working across the mediums of performance, installation and video. Titled after the 1964 track ‘After Laughter’ by American soul singer and songwriter Wendy Rene, the exhibition unfolds in four acts, mimicking the theatrical narrative of prologue, act 1, act 2, act 3, act 4 and epilogue. By considering moving image and installation as much as the exhibition and its scenography as performative objects, After Laughter Comes Tears proposes to expand the definition of performance. Simultaneously, it grounds the medium of performance within the museum, which traditionally hosts it as an occasional and timed utterance.

Experience this exhibition through the gaze of the curator Clémentine Proby.

Christian Jankowski, "Rooftop Routine", 2007. Video still. Courtesy of the artist and Lisson Gallery.
© Christian Jankowski