Echoing the fragile future of our environment, the exhibition Au bout du plongeoir, le grand bain have in mind to appreciate the contemporary horizon from three artistic points of view. The large phosphorescent wall tapestries by Laurence Aëgerter conjure up the uncertain balance of things by transforming simple bathing snap shots lost in the background of the Web into a monument to the pleasure of the moment. Douglas Mandry’s lithographs on a used glacier cover bear the stigmata of our dreams caught up by their excesses. And in the evidence of the perpetual inconstancy of the sea, Anaïs Boudot’s photographs on glass of waves and the eroded stones become fragments of hypnotic prose.
Between redeeming exaltation and critical apprehension, the works approach the theme of water, this fundamental element of life, through the prism of the photographic medium, like the meeting of nature and technology in the anthropocene era.
Located in the Marais in Paris, close to the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), Galerie Binome is devoted to contemporary photography, more specifically to the visual arts in search of new forms in photography. Its program of exhibitions and international fairs is open to emerging artists of contemporary art exploring the conceptual and formal boundaries of the medium. As a member of the Professional Committee of Art Galleries, Galerie Binome further strengthens its positioning between contemporary art and photography by developing collaborations withpersonalitiesfrombothhorizons: art critics, curators, private and public institutions.
Director of the Galerie Binome, Valerie Cazin founded it in 2010. She has been working for five years with Émilie Traverse, deputy director since 2019. They regularly take part in photo folio reviews, workshops and in photography competitions as member of jury.
In June 2020, Christian Berst will co-direct, with Raphaël Koenig, the Cerisy colloquium devoted to Art Brut.
Laurence Aëgerter • Mustapha Azeroual • Anaïs Boudot • Thibault Brunet • Laurent Cammal • Frédéric Delangle • Marie Clerel • Laurent Lafolie • Marc Lathuillière • Michel Le Belhomme • Douglas Mandry • Laurent Millet • Baptiste Rabichon • Lisa Sartorio • Edouard Taufenbach