Three years after their solo exhibitions, Les Filles du Calvaire Gallery has chosen to bring together Katrien de Blauwer and Katinka Lampe. Two artists who share a certain conception of intimacy, an experimental practice of painting and the use of photography. To support and create her painted collages, Katrien de Blauwer finds her inspiration from her childhood memories. « Love me Tender », also the title of the exhibition, resonates from collages to pictures. By its persistent absence, the masculine figure is nevertheless central. All that remains is its attributes: its cars, its borrowed routes and the elegance of the women encountered; all seen through the fantasies of a girl. Two new publications, «Why I hate cars» and «Dirty Scenes» (Libraryman Editions), will be released during the exhibition. “Instadentity” illustrates through painting, the narcissistic ambiguity encouraged by social networks. Where teenagers are both the first participants and the first victims. Always waiting for others approval and engaged in perpetual competition. The models of Katinka Lampe address the problems of these virtual links while making them all more real. The artist will bring to life her models with a performance from 5 dancers. Young, untouchable, and proud, they will occupy the space of the gallery as their images occupy the web.
Saturday 18 May 2019 at 5:00 pm
Performance Instadentity with Katinka Lampe with dancers from the studio of Emmanuelle Huynh
Sunday 19 May 2019 at 3:00 pm
Book signing Why I hate cars and Dirty Scenes by Katrien de Blauwer
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Founded in 1996 in a former 350m2 industrial workshop of the Marais district, Galerie Les Filles du calvaire showcases and fosters contemporary creation. With an inaugural season dedicated to photography, the gallery quickly widened its programming to the dialogue between different fields of contemporary art (painting, sculpture, video, installation and photography) since creators increasingly turn to multidisciplinary approaches. Without being an official artistic line, the gallery represents a large number of female artists. From the start, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire takes pride in featuring the work of established international artists all the while supporting young creation and its political questioning. The gallery is a show room as well as a place to share ideas. It is a tool intended to facilitate the expression of desire and artistic work and stimulate sensorial awakening. Galerie Les Filles du calvaire frequently takes part in art fairs and salons in France and abroad, and collaborates with numerous institutions worldwide.
Antoine d’Agata / AOO / Katrien de Blauwer / Paz Corona / Thibaut Cuisset / Emma Dusong / Mitch Epstein / Thierry Fontaine / Laura Henno / Claudia Huidobro / Karen Knorr / Ellen Kooi / Katinka Lampe / Corinne Mercadier / Radenko Milak / Olivier Mosset / Paulo Nozolino / Paulien Oltheten / Nelli Palomaki / Zhuo Qui / Emmanuel Saulnier / Yusuf Sevinçli / SMITH / Esther Teichmann / Matt Wilson / Edouard Wolton