……. a region of the brain involved in muscle control and sensory perception. The walls of the gallery are painted the same grey as the floor. The lights are low, dream-like, not completely dark. The architectural layout of the space is the armature for a sequence of experiences; some are mediated by video, others by digital drawings, text and furniture. The experiences are scenes that depict our presence in nature, and nature’s presence in its relationship to us. The installation constructs a loose narrative, and, at the same time de-constructs the process of its own making. Andrea Blum is a New York based artist who designs work for Public Space in Europe and the United States that range in site and scale to include urban space, parks, exhibition design, libraries, domestic space, and furniture. Andrea Blum has had numerous one-person exhibitions including La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, SP; Stroom Center for Art & Architecture, NL; Henry Moore Institute, UK; and Le Crestet Centre D’art Contemporarin ,FR . She has built special projects for the 51st Venice Biennale, IT; Maison Rouge, Paris, FR; the MUDAM Luxembourg, and was the Set Designer for the Donizetti Opera, La Favorite, commissioned by Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. In 2005 she was named Chevalier, Order of Arts and Letters, by the French Minister of Culture. Blum is a Professor at Hunter College in New York, and frequently lectures on the relationship of Art and Architecture. Andrea Blum has exhibited her work with Fabienne LeClerc since the early 1990’s, this is the first time the moving image is a part of the work.
Founded by Fabienne Leclerc in 2001, In Situ began in the 13th district of Paris alongside a group of galleries in rue Louise Weiss. After seven years in the 6th, the gallery moved to the Marais in November 2013 before opening a new space at 14 boulevard de la Chapelle in January 2017.
The ambition of In Situ - fabienne leclerc is to promote young and emerging artists in France and internationally, and to support its established artists in the long term. Many artists of the Galerie des Archives, Fabienne Leclerc’s first gallery, continue to collaborate with In Situ: Gary Hill (USA), Mark Dion (USA), Patrick Corillon (Belgium), Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (Belgium), Lynne Cohen (USA), Andrea Blum (USA), Florence Paradeis (France).
Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil / Andrea Blum / Lynne Cohen / Patrick Cotillon / Martin Dammann / Damien Deroubaix /Mark Dion / Lars Fredrikson - Estate / Meschac Gaba / Daniele Genadry / Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige / Ramin Haerizadeh / Rokni Haerizadeh / Hesam Rahmanian / Ni Haifeng / Gary Hill / Noritoshi Hirakawa / Amir Nave / Otobong Nkanga / Constance Nouvel / Florence Paradeis / Bruno Perramant / Vivien Roubaud / Athi-Patra Ruga / The Blue Noses / Laurent Tixador / Patrick Tosani / Patrick van Caeckenbergh Marcel van Eeden / We Are The Painters / Dominique Zinkpè