The title "La Maman et la Putain" is borrowed from that of Jean Eustache's film, which caused great scandal in Cannes when it was released in 1973.
The exhibition brings together the works of sixteen artists, from 1910 to the present, as many women artists as men, as many techniques, so many stereotypes of "feminine" images to better play, cross, overcome the "confinement" and reducing shots. At a time when the status of women remains the subject of violent and necessary debates, the exhibition "Mum" and "Whore" proposes to free these two words from their straitjacket and to accompany them with the strength of works and proposed images. With Pilar Albarracin, Pat Andrea, Hans Bellmer, VALIE EXPORT, Claude Gilli, Michel Journiac, Annette Messager, Jeff Mills, Jules Pascin, Françoise Pétrovich, Francis Picabia, Maria Isabel Rueda, Niki de Saint Phalle, Cindy Sherman, Jacques Villeglé & Julia Wachtel.
"La Maman et la Putain", in 2018, you have to dare! To dare to say that fantasies die hard, regardless of the evolutions of society. To dare to say that the film of Jean Eustache, The mother and the whore (1973) is not insurmountable. To dare to say that artists make fun of labels and would probably never thought of being associated with each other and under this title. To dare to say that each person, taken individually, does not illustrate alone the mother, nor the whore but together by the grace of this exhibition, we only think about it: the fantasy is everywhere, the desire is king: sassy, funny, tragic, subversive, surprising, agreed too. For men as for women - here to parity it should be noted - the woman never ceases to be the object constantly renewed.
Over the last 25 years, the Galerie GeorgesPhilippe & Nathalie Vallois has dedicated itself to promoting internationally renowned artists by allying contemporary art with New Realism. Opened in 1990 in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, it has managed to unite established and contemporary artists in an ambitious exhibition program. Since its inception the gallery has successively organized the first French solo shows of artists such as Alain Bublex (1992), Gilles Barbier (1995), Henrique Oliveira (2011), Pierre Seinturier (2014) and, more recently, of Iranian duo Peybak (2015) and French artist Lucie Picandet (2018). This story is extended by the representation of avantgarde artists from the 60s such as Tinguely, Villeglé, Stämpfli and Niki de Saint Phalle. In 2016, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois opened a second exhibition space at 33 rue de Seine, and continues to develop important consulting and publishing activities.
Pilar Albarracín / Gilles Barbier / Julien Berthier / Julien Bismuth / Alain Bublex / John DeAndrea / Massimo Furlan / Taro Izumi / Richard Jackson / Adam Janes / Jean-Yves Jouannais / Martin Kersels / Paul Kos / Paul McCarthy / Jeff Mills / Arnold Odermatt / Henrique Oliveira / Peybak / Lucie Picandet / Lázaro Saavedra / Niki de Saint Phalle / Pierre Seinturier / Peter Stämpfli / Jean Tinguely / Keith Tyson / Jacques Villeglé / Olav Westphalen / Winshluss / Virginie Yassef