"Under the radical title of Apocalypse, the ensemble conceived by Patrick Van Caeckenbergh for his sixth exhibition at the In Situ - fabienne leclerc gallery (the first one took place in 1998) turns out to be more mysterious. Based on a principle of "fruitful ruin "2, the artist's conceptual bricolages freely associate and merge very diverse fields of thought. The sciences are like infiltrated by the universe of the myths, with their cosmogonies, their gods and their shamans. Fruit of long maturings, each realization appears as the materialization, quite provisional, of a complex mental edifice. This is why the interpretative work borders on a balancing act close to that which the artist practices. During our numerous meetings over time, Patrick generously gave himself up, enlightening me on the meaning of each detail which, within the whole, best expresses his thoughts. To try to unravel the threads is to untangle the part of reality and that of the tale; it is in a way to translate the metaphorical expression that characterizes his fictions into a language that can be shared with the reader-spectator. This effort of clarification is inevitably accompanied by a form of loss. So, I must accept that my enterprise lifts a part of the veil without resolving the enigma completely, fortunately.
-Extract from the text of Natacha Pugnet, April 2022
Sunday 22 May 2022 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Meeting with the artist Patrick Van Caeckenbergh and signature of the exhibition catalogue
93230 Romainville, France 0153790612 www.insituparis.fr
Founded by Fabienne Leclerc in 2001, In Situ began in the 13th district of Paris alongside a group of galleries in rue Louise Weiss.
In Situ is now located in Romainville Grand Paris following the ambition to promote 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 today: Gary Hill (USA), Mark Dion (USA), Patrick Corillon (Belgium), Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (Belgium), Lynne Cohen (USA), Andrea Blum (USA), Florence Paradeis (France).
From 2001, new artists – from France and all over the world – joined the gallery: Bruno Perramant (France), Damien Deroubaix (France), Laurent Tixador (France), Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil (France), Joana Hadjithomas et Khalil Joreige (Lebanon), Noritoshi Hirakawa (Japan), The Blue Noses (Russia), Patrick Tosani (France), Martin Dammann (Germany) ,Meschac Gaba (Benin), Marcel Van Eeden (Netherlands) and as of 2014 Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria) , Vivien Roubaud (France), Dominique Zinkpè (Benin) and Lars Fredrikson Estate (Sweden).
In 2018, In Situ announced its representation of the trio Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian (Iran), as well as Amir Nave (Israel).
In 2022, In Situ confirmed the representation of Marina de Caro (Argentina) and Oroma Elewa (Nigeria/USA).
Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil • Andrea Blum • Marina de Caro • Lynne Cohen - Estate • Patrick Corillon • Martin Dammann • Damien Deroubaix • Mark Dion • Oroma Elewa • Lars Fredrikson - Estate • Meschac Gaba • Daniele Genadry • Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige • Ramin Haerizadeh • Rokni Haerizadeh • Hesam Rahmanian • Gary Hill • Noritoshi Hirakawa • Amir Nave • Haifeng Ni • Otobong Nkanga • Constance Nouvel • Florence Paradeis • Bruno Perramant • Vivien Roubaud • The Blue Noses • Laurent Tixador • Patrick Tosani • Patrick Van Caeckenbergh • Marcel Van Eeden • Dominique Zinkpe • We Are The Painters