Artists David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin, aka Brognon-Rollin, are recognized for absorbing strong contexts—from prisons to corporate factory shut downs to under-resourced schools. On the occasion of their project Maybe Some of Us Will Change This with ICA LA and the FLAX Foundation, they will present their approaches to make conceptual work that hacks social realities. They are dedicated to serving the human element through collaboration and with such forms as sound installations, time-based work, and sculpture.
Maybe Some of Us Will Change This is a multi-site sound-based work developed during their month-long residency with France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX) and ICA LA at Metropolitan Continuation High School in Downtown Los Angeles.
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Brognon-Rollin work with raw, often marginal social material where the recurrent themes are confinement, expectation, and control. They confront these restrictive systems with their own systems of refracting reality. Curious and intrepid, the two artists go wherever their research takes them, working in the field and in direct, occasionally physical, confrontation with their subjects.
Their work is in such public collections as The Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel); MAC’S (Le Grand-Hornu, Belgium); Collection MUDAM (Luxembourg); FRAC Alsace, Poitou-Charentes, Lorraine, France; Centre National d’Arts Plastiques (Paris, France). They are winners of the Pirelli Art Prize at Art Brussels (2013) and finalists for the Prix Fondation Entreprise Ricard (2015) in Paris. David Brognon, born in Messancy, Belgium, and Stéphanie Rollin, born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, live and work in Paris, France.
(France Los Angeles Exchange) is non-profit organization committed to collaboration, innovation, exchange, and sustainable impact. FLAX’s program offers Southern California artists and organizational partners reciprocal and collaborative opportunities with artists, curators, and cultural institutions based in France.
Metropolitan High School
Metropolitan High School welcomes students who have fallen behind in their academic credits but are still committed to earning a high school diploma. Through a highly academic program, the school is dedicated to helping students realize their potential by developing habits that lead to success. Students come to Metropolitan at risk of becoming a drop-out and leave as graduates to pursue a college degree or further job training. The school’s mission is to establish an enriching and nurturing environment where students grow academically, as well as personally and socially, in order to make positive life choices.
Generous support for Maybe Some of Us Will Change This is also provided by the FLAX Foundation; Maria Greenshields-Ziman and Ralph Ziman; and Fonds Cultural National, Luxembourg.
ICA LA’s learning and engagement programs are made possible by the 5,000 Kids Fund and Fieldwork.