Acacias Art Center - "You are my petrol" Exhibition

Acacias Art Center by Mazarine is pleased to welcome You are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust an exhibition by Laure Prouvost. FIAC 2018.

You are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust was born from a collaboration between curator Martha Kirszenbaum and the artist Laure Prouvost, selected to represent France at the 2019 Venice Biennale. 

Laure Prouvost's immersive films, installations, drawings and wallpapers, combining the representation of desire, onirism and a fantasized description of nature, jeopardize our relationship to language and understanding through the intrication of complex narratives and surrealist moments that feed her unusual approach to the conventions of cinema and image.

The artist gives particular importance to language and its representation, and brilliantly masters this way of playing with words.

It strives to make visible the unimportant objects, those that the consumer system that governs our daily lives has left behind: residues, rubbish, broken or dysfunctional objects, unloved. You Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust reveals the two sides of the same coin, through a diptych of videos that were presented through a resin-based installation, objects such as relics, a motorcycle, an LED or a vodka bar evoking the two environments, one rural and French, the other urban and American.

Reiffers Art Initiatives is a foundation created to support young contemporary creation and cultural diversity. 

Reiffers Art Initiatives’ mission is to support France’s new art scene and give it international visibility. It finances and gives exposure to thirty emerging artists every year, who will influence tomorrow’s contemporary art scene. 

Reiffers Art Initiatives - Mentoring Exhibition 2023

The third exhibition of the Reiffers Art Initiatives mentoring program at Paris + by Art Basel.

Lorna Simpson mentors artist Gaëlle Choisne for the third exhibition resulting from the 2023 mentorship, presented at the Acacias Art Center on the occasion of Paris + by Art Basel.

For this latest edition of its Mentoring Program, Reiffers Art Initiatives is presenting an exhibition by artist Gaëlle Choisne, accompanied by her mentor Lorna Simpson - a pioneer in the 80s of conceptual photography that closely links text and image - whose work has been exhibited in numerous prestigious art institutions and events, including the Venice Biennale in 1990.

Gaëlle Choisne is a French artist based in Paris. The artist likes to cross intellectual and artistic disciplines. Singing, music, sculpture, videos, debates and voodoo rites.

Gaëlle Choisne's artistic approach is guided by multiple inspirations. In her installations, created at the crossroads of sculpture and photography, she evokes her relationship with her Haitian origins. Represented by Galerie Air de Paris, the artist has already exhibited internationally, notably in London, Kyoto and the United States.

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