Caroline Bachmann — Le Matin


Drawing, installation, painting

Caroline Bachmann
Le Matin

Ends in 14 days: September 17 → December 17, 2023

Whether we’re children or adults, we’ve all played at finding shapes in the clouds or in the surrounding landscape, in a moment of contemplative observation. This playful activity pushes us towards the momentary abstraction of a concrete form (a cloud, a hill) in order to transform it into another recognizable figure (a castle, a shooting star, a part of the human body). The cloud, the hill or the mountain thus float in a perception that is both part of the reality that surrounds us and, at the same time, part of an inner reality that, while unique to us, can be the object of a shared, even universal experience.

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Caroline Bachmann, Le Matin, Vue d’installation, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, 2022 Photo : Heinz Pelz

Since 2013, Caroline Bachmann has been exploring figurative painting, drawing on her conceptual artistic practice as well as her ten‑year research on Marcel Duchamp with artist and art historian Stefan Banz (1961‑2021). His portraits, still lifes of flowers and landscapes question the notion of perception, time and what the artist calls “recognition”: "the fact of rediscovering something that we already know, that exists in us in a latent way, that was as if dormant».

Caroline Bachmann in pictures

94 Val-de-Marne Zoom in 94 Val-de-Marne Zoom out

La Manufacture des Œillets,
1 Place Pierre Gosnat

94200 Ivry s/ Seine

T. 01 49 60 25 06

Mairie d'Ivry

Opening hours

Wednesday – Friday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment Closed on public holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

Venue schedule

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