After a selection process among more than 500 applications and the audition of the 11 nominees, the jury awarded the Emerige 2020 Revelations Grant to Loucia Carlier. In this context, we are pleased to accompany the winner for her solo exhibition at the gallery.
Loucia Carlier was born in 1992 in Paris, she lives and works in Paris. Her work revolves around printmaking and its different implementations: embossing, printing, traces. Images, objects, symbols and eras are printed on the surface of her sculptures and paintings. Her pieces form stacks of history(s) and thus produce a strange compression of time. The vertical hierarchy of knowledge gives way to a horizontal organisation of information. This stratification allows the formation of hybrid landscapes. These cobbled-together bas-reliefs propose disturbing scenarios and bear witness to a dystopian but amused vision of a possible future.
Vidya Gastaldon and Jean-Michel Wicker began their collaboration at the end of their studies they both attended at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Grenoble and continued to develop throughout the 90s. Together, they have worked in mediums as diverse as video, drawing, performance, print and textile sculpture. This exhibition is based on a donation by the artists to the MAMCO consisting of some twenty works on paper and several installations.
MAMCO Geneva Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10, 1205 Geneva/CH
Using Passage Sainte-Croix for its primary function – i.e., as a pathway through one of Nantes’ oldest neighbourhoods – Ulla von Brandenburg transforms it by spreading her work throughout the arcade. The artist’s different media (videos, installations and sculptures) inhabit the passageway, unfolding as visitors walk through the exhibition. Like different acts of a play, the artist divides this work into chapters, inviting visitors to contemplate them as they stroll through Passage Sainte-Croix.
Passage Sainte-Croix Rue de la Baclerie 44000 Nantes – FR
Wind, water, energy – Roman Signers ‘Installation am Bielbach’ is now on view at the Silvretta reservoir at more than 2000m altitude at Bielerhöhe, Montafon. The work was realized by Roman Signer in collaboration with the Kunsthaus Bregenz and illwerke vkw AG on the Bielerhöhe in Montafon at an altitude of over 2000 meters. The absurd manipulation — a water jet becoming an architectural element, and a liquid element a static structure and thus a sculpture — is typical of Signer’s work.