Aurélien Lepetit (LELY) opens his first solo exhibition!

30/11/17 LELY
STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER
Aurélien Lepetit

Opening: Friday 08 December, 19h00-23h00
Exhibition open: 08 December – 15 December, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 15 December, 15h00– 17h00
[at 16:00 Artist talk]

Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER’: the first solo exhibition by Aurélien Lepetit in The Netherlands.

‘STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER’ is a site specific installation reshaping the architectural archetype of the Gym as a vitrine where Fitness is used as a societal obsession. It seeks to question the body as a tool to shape identities by merging sports movements and devices with clubbing aesthetics into visuals, sounds and olfactives interventions.

This exhibition will showcase glass sculptures with Fitness aesthetic which is activated by the performers and driven by a sound piece in collaboration with The Mountain.

Performers:
Pedro Matias (PT), Elisabeth Mesnier (FR) and Estéfano Romani (BR)
Sound of techno: The Mountain (MK)

About the artist:
Aurélien Lepetit’s work investigates movement, gestures and attitudes from daily-life motion as a choreography. He stages the carnality of a body which is no longer present by pushing its boundaries and limits beyond gender, sexuality, political, patriarchal and sociological pressures. Lepetit’s work seeks the meaning of masculinity by questioning the body as a cluster to research beauty ideals, societal pressure and its impacts through medium such as video, installation and performance. Overlapping and merging olympic sport’s movement as a dance, Fitness as a societal obsession and Clubbing as a space of anthropological analysis shaping identities.

Aurélien Lepetit b. Lyon, France lives and works in Amsterdam. He holds a B.A. in Design of Spaces specialized in Set and Stage Design, Lyon, France, an M.A. in Exhibition Design and an M.A. in Dirty Art at the Sandberg Instituut. His work has been exhibited during The Wandering School at M^C^O, Milano (IT) (short-listed for the Milano Design Prize for best Experimentation), Off the Record: Design Performs in the Wormhole between Milan and Rotterdam at The Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL), Lucky Larry’s Cosmic Commune, International Design Biennale, St Etienne (FR), and assisted the curator Florence Parot for the exhibition de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks conceptualized by Niels van Tomme, De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam (NL).

The Exhibition STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts and 3M.