“My work essentially consists of undertaking a task thanks to which and at the end of which I am able to find something for myself that I did not see at the outset. I do not try to reveal things that are buried deep, quite forgotten for centuries or millennia, or to uncover the secrets tucked away behind things hidden by other people. I do not seek to discover other meanings hidden in things or in discourse. No, all I try to do is bring out what is immediately present and yet invisible. My approach is that of someone long-sighted! I just want to focus on that which is too close to our gaze for us to see, that which is right up close to us, which we look through to see other things. I want to grasp, in the words of Foucault, “the invisibility of the too visible.”
gb agency was created in 2001 by Solène Guillier and Nathalie Boutin in the 13th in Paris and then moved to Le Marais in 2010; expansions are planned for 2018. gb agency was established in order to offer a distinct approach to creativity. As a space open to the public, the gallery attempts to develop other potential working forms questioning the exhibition’s format and temporality. gb agency therefore represents a limited number of artists and devotes substantial time and effort to each. The artists are selected as the result of an intense and specific encounter with the artists and their works. Coming from different contexts, they all persistently work on renewing their vision. The gallery’s understanding of modernity is to go back and forth from the last decades’ fundamental ideas to the most current and experimental forms.
Mac Adams / Dove Allouche / Robert Breer / Elina Brotherus / Omer Fast / Ryan Gander / Apostolos Georgiou / Mark Geffriaud / Július Koller / Jiří Kovanda / Deimantas Narkevičius / Roman Ondak / Dominique Petitgand / Pratchaya Phinthong / Pia Rönicke / Hassan Sharif / Yann Sérandour / Cally Spooner