Manon De Pauw. Intrigues


Installation, photography, mixed media, video

Manon De Pauw. Intrigues

Past: April 4 → September 8, 2012

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The Canadian Cultural Centre will be hosting the first exhibition in France of the work of videomaker and photographer Manon De Pauw. The Quebec finalist of the prestigious Sobey Art Prize 2011, Manon de Pauw is one of the most prominent artists on the Canadian contemporary art scene. The exhibition was shown in Canada in the cities of Montreal, Lethbridge, Sherbrooke and Rimouski before touring internationally.

The works in the exhibition Manon De Pauw. Intrigues describe the path the artist has taken since the beginning of this decade. Photograms, photographs, performative set-ups, single-channel videos and multi-channel video installations investigate light and the image in ways as varied as they are poetic. Manipulation of accessories, materials and colours, unfurling gestures, hands and bodies, recourse to various means of mechanical and digital recording, and use of surfaces of inscription like paper, tables, screens and lightboxes are all part of this protocol of artistic experimentation that generates a visual writing through which various ages of the image run like veins.

If Manon De Pauw explores the appearing of the image — with its measure of unpredictability, suspended materiality, narrative potential and motion — it is because much of her work is produced in the darkroom or the shadows of the studio. She has the ability to latch onto this fragile breath of the image as it emerges under the effect of light, recording its luminous fluidity to create the tangible body of the image that asserts itself before our eyes.

Curator : Louise Dery / Galerie de l’Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Opening Tuesday, April 3, 2012 6:30 PM → 8:30 PM
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5, rue de Constantine

75007 Paris

T. 01 44 43 21 90 — F. 01 44 43 21 99

Official website

Assemblée Nationale

Opening hours

Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artist

  • Manon De Pauw