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Exhibition Detail
Claude Mirrors
Curated by: Vincent
12, rue Boissy d'Anglas
75008 Paris
France


May 26th, 2010 - June 26th, 2010
Opening: 
May 25th, 2010 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Sans titre, Clément RodzielskiClément Rodzielski, Sans titre,
Aquatinte sur page offset appliquée en cuvette sur papier BFK rives 270 g,, 32 x 45 cm
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A partir d'un portfolio de gravures réalisées par ces artistes, d'un choix de leurs pièces uniques, mais aussi d'autres œuvres d'artistes contemporains ainsi que de gravures anciennes, l'exposition « Miroirs Noirs » se propose d'aborder, la question des images, non dans la constatation de leur reproductibilité mais à partir d'une hypothèse sur leurs origines et leur devenir.
Le Miroir Noir, instrument optique permettant de dessiner une image qu'il reflète mais dont il atténue les couleurs et renforce les lignes de composition, rendrait alors compte du mode de constitution des images. Il permet ici de faire des liens entre des pratiques artistiques contemporaines qui peuvent paraître aux antipodes : le monochrome (et une certaine abstraction qui ne serait ni géométrique ni gestuelle) et la figuration (le dessin, principalement, mais aussi la peinture et la gravure comme effets d'un tracé). Les œuvres deviennent alors autant de miroirs noirs, démultipliant les effets de reflets et contre-reflets entre elles.

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The claude glass, an optical instrument developed during the Renaissance and made by applying a black sheet at the back of plate glass, was used by painters to compose a painting, among other things. The mirror reflects a landscape or an object a painter wishes to represent, but the reflection reduces color and depth, which makes composition easier.
The claude glass does not simply involve a technique, but also a whole symbolic, imaginary, and metaphysical apparatus in which the origin of vision and image lies in darkness and blindness. In this instance, it becomes a means to relate monochromes (understood in an esoteric, not a modernist sense) and contemporary artistic practices: line, form, page.
The exhibition “Claude Glasses” thus intends to approach the issue of images, not from the angle of their reproducibility, but from a hypothesis on their origins and their evolution.
It features a set of engravings by Mïrka Lugosi, Anne Laure Sacriste, Christophe Brunnquell, David Dubois, Pierre Leguillon, Gyan Panchal, Bruno Perramant, and Clément Rodzielski, a selection of their one-off works, but also a selection of works by Gilles Berquet, Charline von Heyl, Wade Guyton, Jutta Koether, Stéphane Kropf, Michael Riedel, as well as old engravings by Eugène Le Roux, John Martin, and Alphonse Masson. The works become as many dark mirrors, multiplying effects of reflection and counter-reflection with one another.

 

 


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