Vincent Debanne — No exaggeration



Vincent Debanne
No exaggeration

Past: April 28 → July 13, 2012

Taken on as resident of CPIF’s postproduction studio in 2005, Vincent Debanne has been invited to produce his first ever full scale exhibition in the Ile-de-France.

Vincent Debanne belongs to a young generation of contemporary artists which has distinguished itself through the use of digital image processing and manipulation in order to offer a point of view of the world in its economic, social and political aspect. No Exaggeration brings together several series of works by the artist: from Stationi, which was developed during his residence at the CPIF, to Battleship, which was developed for this exhibition.

In Battleship, violence descends on marinas as they become the arena to spectacular battles between luxury yachts, baptised with names reminiscent of military operations. The series Incidents depicts buildings in the periphery of Paris which are symbolic and expressive of institutional power. The solemnity of these buildings is disturbed by signs of destruction or chaos: walls riddled with bullets, flames and scars from guerrilla warfare or from potential uprisings. The series Dispositifs reveals the restrictions imposed by the layout of areas designed to manage crowd flows around large architectures, architectures which themselves, however, are to play host to shows and entertainment. The alterations, additions and effects that Vincent Debanne brings digitally to these shots taken outside of the studio suggest a restlessness passing through the world thus presented to the observer.

No Exaggeration is a facetious statement, a paradoxical manifesto and the advertisement of a brand: Debanne makes caustic use of pastiche and parodies the great pictorial genres to highlight — in the style of Wells, Verne and Huxley — a violent and latent reality.

77 Seine-et-Marne Zoom in 77 Seine-et-Marne Zoom out

107, av. de la République

77340 Pontault-Combault

T. 01 70 05 49 80 — F. 01 70 05 49 84

Opening hours

Wednesday – Friday, 1 PM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Other times by appointment

Admission fee

Free entrance

Venue schedule

The artist

  • Vincent Debanne