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KENNY DUNKAN | Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haïti

La Villa du Parc – Annemasse, France

Kenny Dunkan

From June 11 to September 18, 2022

Dust Specks on the Sea – Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean and Haïti presents the works of twenty-six artists from Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana and Haiti. The exhibition features a variety of material and conceptual approaches to the practices of artists from this region of the world, and aims to highlight their participation in a globalized art world while pushing the question of who is at the “center” and who is at the “periphery” to its limits. Conceived from the medium of sculpture, the exhibition presents the artworks in a distinct yet integrated manner to evoke a network of ideas around heritage, history, identity, the social body and politics.



L'Entrepôt – Paris, France

Paulo Nozolino

From June 10 to July 9 - Opening Thursday June 9, 2022

The gallery Les filles du calvaire is pleased to present at the Entrepôt, the solo exhibition “Oracle” by Paulo Nozolino. Paulo Nozolino is undoubtedly one of the major figures of Portuguese and European photography. Since his beginnings, the photographer cultivates a singular writing in black and white, a dark density now inseparable from his work. An artist with a committed discourse, Nozolino looks at photography the same way he looks at life: he uses it as a tool to better understand himself, the world around him, and to search for the limits of his questions and experiences.

Paulo Nozolino was recently presented at Paris Photo with his exhibition “I was there”, as well as at the Quadrado Azul gallery in Lisbon. In 2017, his exhibition “Loaded Shine” was presented at PhotoEspaña, Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, and in 2018 at Les filles du calvaire gallery.


Centre Pompidou (Paris), Galerie 4

Paulo Nozolino

From June 8 to August 22, 2022

Dedicated to the Portuguese artists Pedro Costa, Rui Chafes and Paulo Nozolino, this collective exhibition is presented as a renewed dialogue between cinema, sculpture and photography.

Articulated around the installation As filhas do Fogo by Pedro Costa and Rui Chafes, and the film Minino macho, Minino fêmea by Pedro Costa accompanied by a series of photographs by Paulo Nozolino, the exhibition is thought as a mental and immersive journey. Invited to wander through a voluntarily labyrinthine space plunged into darkness, the public experiences a complex collective work conceived at the crossroads of the plastic interrogations of these three artists engaged, over the years, in a fruitful collaboration. Read more


Gare Saint-Sauveur – Lille, France

Art orienté objet

From May 14 to October 2, 2022

In his latest book, the English scientist James Lovelock announces a new era, the Novacene, which will succeed our current era, the Anthropocene, marked by climatic and environmental upheavals caused by human activity.

Nearly 50 years after his hypothesis, Gaia, which asserted that the Earth is a living being, this famous English environmentalist optimistically predicts a positive relationship between man and the environment, aided by technology. The Novacene exhibition, which takes place in all the spaces of the Gare Saint Sauveur, is part of this post-anthropocene utopia and reveals its signs.

The artists presented are the avant-garde of a new civilization in the making. Seismographers of the last tremors of a hyper carbonated world (Allora & Calzadilla, Julian Charrière, Maarten Vanden Eynde), explorers of the subtle kinships between living beings (Fabien Léaustic), alchemists of climatic phenomena (Marie-Luce Nadal, Bigert & Bergstörm, Bianca Bondi), artists place care (Object Oriented Art, Otobong Nkanga), action (Lucy+Jorge Orta), senses (,Zheng Bo, Anna Komarova) at the heart of a reinvested common good, and raise the ethical questions of this next world (Haroon Mirza). In an eco-design approach, Novacene becomes a place of exploration, dream and union at the time of the last chance to have a viable future.

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Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse – Lille, France

Art orienté objet, Kate MccGwire

From May 14 to October 2, 2022

In dialogue with the museum’s collections, The Cosmic Snake explores how artists are inspired and nourished by nature and the living to create utopias. A truly immersive and sensory experience to explore differently our place in the world and to awaken the deep connection that unites us to nature, notably through ancestral rites and practices such as shamanism.

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FOMU – Antwerp, Belgium

Diana Markosian

April 1 to August 28, 2022

FOMU presents the European premiere of the exhibition Santa Barbara by Diana Markosian (Moscow, 1989). In a surprising and deeply moving way, she tells the migration story of her family. Using film, photographs and archive images, Markosian explores the profound sacrifice made by her mother in pursuit of the American dream.

This exhibition is Diana Markosian’s attempt at understanding her mother’s decision that would change their lives forever. Not only by using family photographs, but by re-enacting her childhood years in the form of a soap. For this reconstruction, Markosian cast actors and wrote a script with one of the creators of the original tv series Santa Barbara. Visually, she also drew from the slick aesthetic of television. Markosian’s Santa Barbara is an interplay between the idealized vision of America and the reality of the immigrant experience. Mixing memory and imagination, Markosian pushes the boundaries of documentary photography in an inspiring way.

Diana Markosian is an American artist of Armenian descent. She takes an intimate approach to her photography and video storytelling, in work that is both conceptual and documentary.