Absurde, vous avez dit absurde ?


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Absurde, vous avez dit absurde ?

Past: July 4 → 26, 2014

Pauline horovitz   un chateau en espagne1 grid Pauline Horovitz Invitée par la galerie des Filles du calvaire à l'occasion de l'exposition « Absurde, vous avez dit absurde », Pauline Horovitz développe, depuis quelques années, une œuvre à mi-chemin entre le documentaire et la vidéo expérimentale, où sa propre biographie côtoie une narration à rebours d’une drôlerie et d’une intelligence rares.

‘‘The absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.’’

Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

[…] In a world where reason is queen, the burst of absurdity confronts us with our relationship to normality. By definition, it doesn’t abide by logic or common sense. It reveals a gap between our conscious perception of the world and what we miss. The absurd is nonstandard and enables us to get off the beaten tracks. It allows modifications in meanings and excesses. There are many kinds of absurd, it can be extravagant, illogical, odd, paradoxical and subversive, or all that combined together.

The artists do not restrain themselves to reason and in this exhibition, each in its own way—be it through exaggeration, ludicrous actions, diverted meaning or sign—let us foresee another reality where reason doesn’t stand and conventions disappear. Our “stubborn quest for meaning” , our will to give each thing, or event, a signification is thus unsettled by multiple projects opening towards different universes. Those artists (and their artworks) are spoilsports, joyful or serious troublemakers that invite us to transfigure reality.[…]

Curating: Marie Magnier

Thanks to the artist, Galerie Martine & Thibault de la Châtre, Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Galerie Eva Meyer, Galerie Richard, Galerie Olivier Robert, Galerie Scrawitch, Galerie Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois, Galerie Xippas

  • Opening Thursday, July 3, 2014 6 PM → 9 PM
03 Le Marais Zoom in 03 Le Marais Zoom out

17, rue des Filles-du-calvaire

75003 Paris

T. 01 42 74 47 05 — F. 01 42 74 47 06


Filles du Calvaire

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6:30 PM
Please note that the gallery will observe its usual hours from May 11 to May 16, then from May 18 it will open Thursday — Saturday 11 AM to 6:30 PM

The artists

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