A party is a break from work, a day of rest when members of a human group come together in celebration. By slippage, the term has come to define also a feeling of joy, of freedom that accompanies the celebration, but also the space (private or public, closed or open) in which the members gather. In Richard Kennedy’s work, the party is influenced by the New York clubbing scene, of which the artist is a part, in his joyful, explosive, and camp pictorial work. In Aïda Bruyère’s installation, the party is over (or to come?), but the space bears its marks and suggests its ambivalent character (this moment of emancipation is also one during which preconceived images of bodies circulate). Absence (end of the game? Waiting for a return?) is also at the heart of Bili Bidjocka’s work: an empty table, an invitation to a gathering, but a consumption that will not take place, according to the installation’s title.