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Laura Henno, A tree of Night, 2004

Laura Henno, A tree of Night, 2004

La femme d’à côté

Helena Almeida, Anne-lise Broyer, Claire Tabouret, Claudia Huidobro, Paz Corona, Elisabeth Llach, Francesca Woodman, Laura Henno, Janaina Tschäpe, Juul Kraijer, Karen Knorr, Ellen Kooi, Katinka Lampe, Laurent Fiévet, Anni Leppälä, Marie Maurel de Maillé, Nelli Palomäki, Patricia et Marie-France Martin, Catherine Poncin, SMITH

Exhibition from january 25th to february 2014

This exhibition evokes a theatre where women play all the possible roles from the position of direction to action. The stage varies: the interior of a bourgeois villa, the rooms of an abandoned house where stories seep out of walls and furniture, out of an artist’s or a photographer’s studio. Those women-heroines act in the shadows of streets lined with buildings, trees or a river bed.

The tone alludes to tragedies. But the end of the story remains in suspense and the interpretation open to the viewer’s own appreciation. Here, heroines don’t yield to the temptation that consumes Mathilde, the leading figure in Truffaut’s movie. They’re driven by the same blast as the artists that create them: without whose gaze or gesture, they could as well have stayed off-stage, aside, next door.

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Laura Henno, A tree of Night, 2004Nelli Palomäki, Becky at 23, 2011 - © courtesy Gallery Taik PersonsCatherine Poncin, Série Entre-Actes, 1997Anni Leppälä, Untitled-morning-light, 2013Patricia et Marie-France Martin, Extrait de la vidéo C’est comme Être, 2003Dorothée Smith, Sans titre, Série Sub Limis, 2010Elisabeth Llach,«Ne t’inquiète pas #216», 2009Janaïna Tschape, Batwoman, 2001Vue d'expositionVue d'expositionVue d'expositionVue d'expositionVue d'expositionVue d'expositionVue d'expositionVue d'expositionVue d'expositionVue d'expositionVue d'expositionVue d'exposition