In a Sentimental Mood


Installation, performance, photography, sculpture...

In a Sentimental Mood

Past: May 28 → August 24, 2013

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Named after the song by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, the In a Sentimental Mood exhibition offers a journey through every facet of love.

Gathering the work of eight artists from different generations and backgrounds — Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jiri Kovanda, Myriam Mechita, Daphné Navarre, Marylène Negro, Jack Pierson, Alessandro Raho and Jimmy Robert — the exhibition conceived by Vanessa Desclaux explores the experience of love in its universality as well as ultimate singularity.

Through films, installations, sculptures and portraits, the exhibition brings together desire and longing, sensuality and melancholia, using contemporary imagery to express the complexity of human feelings. By drawing on sounds, visual or gestural codes, each exhibit develops a unique approach to exploring the limitations of language in expressing the depth of an emotion.

Reinventing the love letter, tapping the poetic possibilities of an object, conjuring a loving embrace — these are some of the ways chosen by the artists to capture the many moods of romantic reverie.

Born in 1981, Vanessa Desclaux works as an independent curator, but is also the author of essays on art and a regular contributor to the specialized press in Europe. Currently an art history teacher at Dijon’s Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art, she is also pursuing a PhD at the University of London’s Goldsmiths College.

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40, bd. Haussmann
1er étage Lafayette Coupole

75009 Paris

T. 01 42 82 81 98

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Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

The artists

  • Daphné Navarre
  • Félix González-Torres
  • Jiri Kovanda
  • Jimmy Robert
  • Myriam Mechita
  • Marylène Negro
  • Jack Pierson
  • Alessandro Raho