Ulla von Brandenburg, Feste Erde, Flüssiger Wind, 2021 (excerpt)
Super 16mm film transferred to HD video, color, sound, 10 min 20
Edition of 5 plus II AP
The show presents recent works by Ulla von Brandenburg.
In her films, installations, quilts and watercolours, the artist draws her inspiration from theatre, dance and painting. She subverts their conventions and determines the new rules of the game.
By breaking with academism, she proposes to place experimentation at the heart of the creative process. Her plural practice addresses the collective, the conditions of its emergence, its harmony and its permanent reinvention.
Graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris with honors. His work has been exhibited in Avignon (Collection Lambert), Paris (Bastille Design Center, Palais des Beaux-Arts, La Villette, Progress Gallery…) and Berlin (Galerie Noah Klink). In 2019-2020, he was a member of the French Academy in Madrid, at the Casa de Velázquez.
He uses various photographic sources or personal archives to create fictions where the composition obeys its own rules and creates a new meaning. By ridding each element of its original functionality, a formal game is established where the important thing becomes the path that crosses the work and associates each part to the whole. The image thus appears as the receptacle of inner visions. The subject is a bait, the starting point of an artificial structure in which the artist comes to trap the reality of the starting pattern.
Directrice du musée de l’Orangerie
Viva Villa, Édition 2020, « Les vies minuscules »
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.
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