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FrancePilot Light

29 January, 2010

Pilot Light
February 4-March 21, 2010

Thursday February 4, 2010
Espace Le Carré, Lille > 6:30 pm
Maison Folie de Moulins, Lille > 8pm
With a performance by Rirkrit Tiravanija

After Thailand in 2008, and then Spain in 2009, the ARTAIDS Foundation worked in close collaboration with the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais to present the event Pilot Light in February 2010 in France, and more specifically, in the Lille metropolitan area. Multiple social and cultural partners will be associated with this project around the theme of AIDS, activism and tolerance, representing different cultures and eras.
Espace le Carré, Maison Folie Moulins, Lycée Européen Montebello, Cinéma associatif de quartier l’Univers, Hôpital Saint Vincent de Paul (Lille) and Hôpital Gustave Dron (Tourcoing) will offer an international approach which is closely linked to the onset of AIDS in the 80s, as well as creations by contemporary Thai artists.This presentation will be enriched by productions by two artists Mehdi A. (France) and Anna Katharina Scheidegger (Switzerland) in residence at the Maison Folie de Moulins and Hospital Saint Vincent de Paul.
A number of public programs will allow for exchange and dialogue through screenings, discussions and conferences, in the presence of the professionals from the medical, cultural and community sectors.

The exhibition Pilot Light hopes to offer the public a rich experience, at once informative and artistic, and to inspire reflection on the issue of AIDS as a current problem in today’s global society.

*The title Pilot Light refers to the small gas flame that is constantly kept alight in order to act as a source for a more powerful gas burner. A pilot light thus becomes a metaphor for an eternal, origin source; you cannot get a fire going without it.

This event is supported by Caisse d’Epargne Nord France Europe.

Curator: Lumi Tan

For more information please contact:
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
930 avenue de Rosendaël – 59240 Dunkerque
T : 03 28 65 84 20 – –
Press contact : Chantal Athané-Poizot (


Espace le Carré, Lille
4 February  > 21 March 2010
Artists : General Idea, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Gran Fury, Peter Hujar, Derek Jarman, Michel Journiac, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz (with James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook)
Address : Angle rue des Archives/rue de la Halle – 59 000 Lille
tél : 03 28 04 83 92

Maison Folie de moulins, Lille
4 February > 14 March 2010
Artists: Kamol Phaosavasdi, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Sutee
Kunavichayanont, Mehdi A., Anna Katharina Scheidegger
Address : 47/49 rue d’Arras – 59 000 Lille
tél : 03 20 95 08 82 – email :

Lycée européen montebello, Lille
23 February > 21 March 2010
Artists: Patiroop Chychookiat, General idea
Address : 196 Boulevard Montebello – 59 000 Lille
tél : 03 20 63 33 33

Cinéma associatif de quartier l’Univers, Lille
4 February > 26 February 2010
Artists: Access for All edition: Leandro Erlich, General idea, Jef Geys, Shirin Neshat, Kamol Phaosovasdi, Shirana Shahbazi, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lawrence Weiner, Sue Williams
Address : 16 rue Georges Danton – 59 000 Lille Moulins
tél : 03 20 52 73 48 – email :

Hôpital saint Vincent de Paul (Groupe Hospitalier de
l’institut Catholique de Lille), Lille
4 February > 4 March 2010
Artist:  Anna Katharina Scheidegger
Address : Boulevard Belfort, BP 387 – 59 020 Lille Cedex
tél : 03 20 87 48 48

Centre Hospitalier Gustave Dron, Tourcoing
Service des maladies infectieuses et du Voyageur
4 February > 21 March 2010
Artists : Access for All edition: Leandro Erlich, General Idea, Jef Geys, Shirin Neshat, Kamol Phaosovasdi, Shirana Shahbazi, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lawrence Weiner, Sue Williams
Address : 155, rue du Président Coty, BP 619 – 59 208 Tourcoing Cedex
tél : 03 20 69 49 49

Illustrated top :

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled, 1991, C-print jigsaw puzzle in plastic bag, 19,5 x 24,5 cm. Coll. De Pont, Tilburg (long term loan H+F Collection) © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation. Photo Peter Cox