Hantises — Steven Le Priol
Steven Le Priol
Past: January 8 → February 26, 2011
Steven Le Priol’s work is characterized by the use of modest mediums (drawings, modelling, cut-outs). Yet, beyond the immediate “charming” quality of his pieces, a whole universe unravels, marked by the cruelty and violence of the world, Criminal cases, ordinary violence, chronicles of a society obsessed with power: everything here is pinpointed in a seemingly frivolous way. Continuing with his previous work, Hantises combines references to conspiracy theories, fascism, history, collective fictional memory, horror films, ghosts and ghost trains; it brings together the notions of reality and fiction, history and memory, collective and personal.
This show will also be the occasion to present the new Hantises catalogue, published with the support of the CNAP (texts by Françoise-Claire and Sébastien Montéro). In a non-chronological order, this retrospective book returns to the roots of Steven Le Priol’s themes and subjects and shows other fields where he has expressed them such as video art, installation or performance.
Opening Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 6 PM