Camille Bardin — February 2020
On the evening of Saturday 14th March, we learned of the imminent closure of all the spaces of social life in France. On Monday 16th, the confinement of the entire population was officially announced, and went into force the next day. Our galleries closed, the exhibitions continued in darkness and in silence. Time went slack. We waited on announcements and statements from the government. One by one, the major events of the spring season were postponed, and then cancelled altogether. Art fairs were no exception, including Art Paris Art Fair and Drawing Now in our case. We had been working with artists and supporting their production for a period of several months, devising two specific projects for these fairs: one for a group exhibition (featuring Raphaël Denis, Christian Gonzenbach, Evangelia Kranioti, Kokou Ferdinand Makouvia, Nazanin Pouyandeh and a focus on the work of Gabriel Leger) and another for a solo show by TrucAnh. Our first post-confinement exhibition thus evokes the spirit of the group shows that were scheduled to take place beneath the skylights of the Grand Palais and the Carreau du Temple. Secteur Général brings together sculpture, objects, photographs, paintings and drawings which together illustrate the plastic diversity of our artists’ practice. Unfolding across the entirety of our Komunuma space, visitors to the exhibition are invited to wander through the works and immerse themselves in the new dialogues that emerge between them – in short, to return to the gallery once again.
Opened in 2011 in the Marais in Paris, the Galerie Satoris committed to the promotion of emerging international artists. The gallery is defined in a referenced relationship between art and other forms of art or thought creation: politics, history, art history, literature, philosophy or sciences intended to question the human being’s place in the world, to provide a tool for reflection on contemporary societies, their evolution and mutation, their relation to the territory.
In the fall of 2019, the Galerie Sator joined Komunuma in Romainville. In this second space, on a plateau of one hundred and thirty square meters, it presents and defends specific and curatorial projects.
Jean-Marc Cerino • Sylvain Ciavaldini • Raphaël Denis • Yevgeniy Fiks • Christian Gonzenbach • Yan Heng • Evangelia Kranioti • Romain Kronenberg • Hayoun Kwon • Gabriel Leger • Kokou • Ferdinand Makouvia • Éric Manigaud • Nazanin Pouyandeh • Truc-Anh • Pu Yingwei