The News of La Gazette Des Arts No. 33 of june 1st, 2016
To begin with, in Les bons plans de la Dépêche, with the 1st exhibition dedicated to Alberto Giacometti on African soil, precisely in Rabat, at the musée Mohammed VI. Let’s continue, with the blink at Marc Lagrange and his erotic universe at la Hune, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, until june 5th, to visit Du côté des artistes. While Echo de Psyché explores, through Mental désordre presented at the Cité des Sciences, the way to change people’s perception of mental disorders... Exciting ! Whereas Actualité du marché de l’ Art highlights the complex work of Anna Kara, having been awarded the Toile d’ or of the year 2011, by the Fédération nationale de la culture française, for her work Darling. And still to escape our delightful reading suggestions, in Le coin du bibliophile.
Les bons plans de la Dépêche
Giacometti... Aux sources de son inspiration !
Just inaugurated, the musée Mohammed VI in Rabat confirms the status of this capital that has become the sanctuary of art and culture. Fifty years after his disappearance, the tribute given to Alberto Giacometti is the illustration of it. More than a hundred major works, paintings, sculptures and drawings that reflect the course of this artist influenced by Oceanic and African art, in the same way as by Fernand Léger, or the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz marked by primitivism and expressionism. A friend of Carl Einstein and of Michel Leiris, drawn to non-Western art, he moves away little by little from a naturalist and academic representation for a totemic and hallucinated vision of the face, confering upon the latter, a mystical power, which is difficult to describe.Sartre even came to write about the question of perception from the author. The philosopher will say that he paints vacuum. To underline that there is between sculpture and painting, the same connection of antithesis as there is between being and nothingness, matter and distance or promiscuity and loneliness. «For there is for both of those characters, the will to make men and women exist like absent entireties, making them present at the same time. Giacometti works the fragment as an evocation of the whole, like the emergence of a vision, in the space of the spectator. The artist wants to surprise his public.The stretching of his shapes means the face in motion. The purified work, with the detail minimised or even absent from his work transcribes his obstinacy to get to the point. To escape the unnecessary, perhaps for fear of missing, like his primary purpose, to carry off the real message that can be read at the heart of his work
Du coté des artistes...
Raising sensuality to a higher level
La Hune honours the fantasized work of Marc Lagrange who disappeared at Christmas, in 2015. « This is a project carried out during the lifetime of our father. Exposed at the gallery Bartoux, on the Champs-Elysées... He wanted a place more off-center, more lively. Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a mythical place where a large number of intellectuals and of creators just got along. It befits very well the philosophy of his work, held between dream and the beauty of the shapes « underlines then one of his sons. Having started with fashion photography, his universe has metamorphosed, to give to his photos more purity in shapes. The detail, the look, the pose are major assets for the artist. The project is neat, the image is clear, as if to make guess the essential; that inscrutable beauty of the body either in motion, or static... whose sensuality is reflected every minute.
Le Festival des Arts de Chatou, sur l’île des Impressionnistes vient de fêter sa 4ème édition, avec grand succès...
Tout le public était là pour manifester son intérêt pour l’art, dans toute sa diversité.
Une ambiance décontractée, un cadre somptueux, un lieu symbolique qui inspira nombre de créateurs... Et le tour est joué pour la 5ème édition, avec autant de surprises !
Echo de Psyché
To converse with madness...
While mental disorder affects 1 person in every 4 in Europe. That breakdown which strikes 10% of men and 20% of women is the main cause of incapacity in France... The Cité des Sciences et de l’ Industrie offers, until august 28th, not only to tell its story, but to confront society about this phenomenon with which it must compose. To cease to stigmatize the symptoms, in order to change our perspective on that illness which Erasmus, in his Eloge de la folie, will describe unlike the « weak reason which only brings torment «, as « a source of life and of all the delights it considers, in a pleasant chaos «. The exhibition Mental Désordre invites us to share to understand them better, anxieties, neuroses, phobias and other types that destabilize our psychic ability, get us away from all relationships and maintain our survival in a strange universe.
Mental hospitals, where the patients were locked up and then tied to the bed, dressed up with straightjackets, treated with electroshock, to whom were delivered massage or cold baths, not to mention the exorcism sessions for exulting the evil which was ravaging body and mind... Here everything is strictly described, in a set up which plunges the audience, to the heart of the issue. For the time being, Sigmund Freud’s cabinet is represented there, confering upon psychoanalysis, the key role it still exercises today to make the patients comfortable.
The illustrated flats of the visual artist Wappu Rossi, bring to the exhibition, an extra strength. They describe the dismay of patients in the grip of dementia. An obsessively staring face which fades into the abyss. Or an outstretched hand not to be seen anymore.
What are the limits of reason ? What makes us plunge into insanity ? How to live with this pathology and adapt to the society... So many thoughts which will change our behaviour in relation to the disease.
Actualité du marché de l’Art
Skull on you I shall build an empire !
Far from those morbid vanities that we find on the cymas, since the ancient times, mentioning human life and its impermanence... The antrum of Anna Kara is playful, fanciful, as if thumbing its nose at gloom.
Her humour is cheerful. Her skulls are like many guardian angels that like her. Whether that is on paintings, jewellery or sculptures, they are omnipresent. « This part of the skeleton represents, for me, the simple truth, without artifice or lie. Behind, there is nothing. That is why, whether they wear different looks, sometimes carrying sweets or other attributes that give them freshness and life, unashamedly. «
All of them dictate a writing, a language which has to be deciphered. Their appearance is sensual, allegorical. This is the illustration of the joy of living. A feeling that puts the artist, in bliss and enjoyment. As in a happy mood, just like the creator, they fizz with joy... All in all, that’s an excitation in pure form which amazes our everyday life. Champagne !
Le coin du bibliophile
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