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A word from the Exhibition Curator

For this two-fold inaugural exhibition, two major figures on the French and international art scene were given carte blanche. For an encounter in two stages: two exhibitions, two publications. Two part of a single project. Each artist, with his own remarkable career, occupied the temporary exhibition space in his own particular way. After ‘Détour’ by Jacques Monory, it’s Claude Lévêque’s turn to lead us into ‘Le Grand Sommeil’.

Beyond formal and chromatic links, their work, romantic and dandy, is filled with, and structured by similar poetic energy. Their œuvres, imbued with a sensitive appreciation of the world, are rooted in autobiographical questions and take radically different forms. In spite of their differences, both these projects draw us in: the visitor is totally immersed in an all-encompassing environment conceived specifically for the space. . Both artists are firmly rooted in the world. They do not try to escape it, but ‘work with it’.

For ‘Détour’, Jacques Monory devised an installation, conceived like a film, an intricate exhibition of fifty or so paintings hung within a coloured spiral. Claude Lévêque, for each of his exhibitions, invents fresh scénarios for exploring space. Here, he proposes a new in situ installation that appeals to our gut emotions through a mise en scène where the atmosphere is intense, pregnant, weighty one might say, although ethereal.

Frank Lamy,
Exhibition Curator

For this two-fold inaugural exhibition, two major figures on the French and international art scene were given carte blanche. For an encounter in two stages: two exhibitions, two publications. Two part of a single project. Each artist, with his own remarkable career, occupied the temporary exhibition space in his own particular way. After ‘Détour’ by Jacques Monory, it’s Claude Lévêque’s turn to lead us into ‘Le Grand Sommeil’.

Beyond formal and chromatic links, their work, romantic and dandy, is filled with, and structured by similar poetic energy. Their œuvres, imbued with a sensitive appreciation of the world, are rooted in autobiographical questions and take radically different forms. In spite of their differences, both these projects draw us in: the visitor is totally immersed in an all-encompassing environment conceived specifically for the space. . Both artists are firmly rooted in the world. They do not try to escape it, but ‘work with it’.

For ‘Détour’, Jacques Monory devised an installation, conceived like a film, an intricate exhibition of fifty or so paintings hung within a coloured spiral. Claude Lévêque, for each of his exhibitions, invents fresh scénarios for exploring space. Here, he proposes a new in situ installation that appeals to our gut emotions through a mise en scène where the atmosphere is intense, pregnant, weighty one might say, although ethereal.

Frank Lamy,
Exhibition Curator

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