I thought you were supposed to be in Paris
"I thought you were supposed to be in Paris?"
The exhibition in the gallery space of Lucile Corty reacts to the question posed in the title, as well as to its answer, which provoked a scandal and made the dialogue famous:
In 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni makes the model Veruschka, acting here as an image of the then ideal of beauty, answer: "I am in Paris", as completing gesture to this contradicting statement, she passes the joint to the next guest in Swinging London. The dialogue excerpt from the film "Bow Up" is an amazing contradiction to reality and it is a reference to the hallucinated view of the film.
The exhibition in Paris of my Berlin-based gallery was developed as an hommage to Antoninis' search for the picture as an image of the actual and imaginary reality. All of the works chosen under the exhibition title quote reality as a ready-made, either in its structure or as its reflection and test its own analytical nature and ability to alter reality.