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“Before the End”

“Before the End” is an exhibition for two voices: on the one hand, that of critic and curator Stéphanie Moisdon-Tremblay, who has assembled about twenty “first” works by artists inspired by the legacy of Conceptualism, chosen by the artists themselves; and on the other hand, that of the artist Olivier Mosset, who brought together the last paintings made by several seminal Conceptualists before committing themselves to an art of ideas. The two parts of the exhibition are at once separated and united by Eric Troncy’s “display,” which juxtaposes Claude Closky’s wallpaper and Simon Linke’s painting of a magazine cover, Sometimes when I look back I know that if I hadn’t been so angry I wouldn’t have so much regret now, 2002. Linke’s title sentence is especially applicable to Moisdon-Tremblay’s section of the exhibition, a complex journey that brilliantly leads us to reflect on the “great

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