Chloé Quenum at Le Belvédère

Chloé Quenum at Le Belvédère

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Chloé Quenum, Etc., 2012. Lead elements, variable dimensions.
Photo © Martin Argyroglo.
May 23, 2013
Chloé Quenum at Le Belvédère

May 24–June 16, 2013
Vernissage: Thursday, May 23, 6pm

Palais des Beaux-Arts
13, quai Malaquais
75006 Paris
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 1–7pm

Chloé Quenum’s work deals with the appearance of the same object in multiple forms, in the various stases of its metabolism, seemingly identical but always different. Shaped by the diverse contexts of their public presentation, instructed by the elements or works associated with them, Chloé Quenum’s pieces remind us of the way perceptions can shift and be renewed by the specific stakes of an exhibition. Her work also deals with the memory of objects, their persistence in the physical world and in our minds, as well as the mirror relationship they induce in the viewer. While her pieces can imprint themselves lastingly in the memory of the public, they also bear the trace of their presentation in the spaces where they have been displayed.

Chloé Quenum’s exhibition is part of the program of Le Belvédère, curated by Kathy Alliou:

“In this new program, which combines varied, complementary, plurivocal artistic viewpoints through a spectrum of exhibitions bringing together historical works with works by living artists, whether confirmed or emergent, the exhibitions of Le Belvédère’s will support very young artists, either recently graduated or students of the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Through this program, we assert our role as lookouts and relays for young artists who are working today to produce the history of tomorrow; who invent their spaces, reflect on new forms; who activate, transform, metabolize the forms created by their predecessors with no allegiance to authority. Le Belvédère is dedicated to the youngest artists, going through a zone of uncertain activity, that of the immediate ‘post-diploma’ aftermath.”

Program of Le Belvédère
Florian Fouché, April 25–May 20
Graduated in 2009 (Deacon, Pataut, Faigenbaum studios) and from the La Seine research program in 2011.

Chloé Quenum, May 23rd–June 16
Graduated in 2011 (Michel François studio), Chloé Quenum has taken part in several group shows, including CEEAAC – European center for contemporary art, Strasbourg; Shanaynay, Paris; Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France. Her latest solo shows took place in 2013 in Los Angeles, at the ltd los angeles gallery, within the framework of the Ceci n’est pas program, and in 2012 at the Joseph Tang Gallery, Paris. She is represented by the Joseph Tang Gallery, Paris.

Achievement, June 20–July 7
Group show conceived by Eva Barto (fifth-year student) and Jean-Baptiste Lenglet (graduated with honors in 2012), artistic directors of ØSCILLATIONS magazine.

Conversations at Le Belvédère
Thursday, May 16, 6pm, Palais des Beaux-Arts
Florian Fouché and Sarina Basta, independent curator
Thursday, June 6, 6pm, Palais des Beaux-Arts
Chloé Quenum and Vincent Romangy, independent curator
Monday, June 10, 3pm, amphithéâtre du mûrier
Eva Barto, Jean-Baptiste Lenglet and Mathieu Copeland, independent curator

The Angel of History until July 7, 2013
The three exhibitions of Le Belvédère tie in with the theme of The Angel of History exhibition, which inaugurates the Palais des Beaux-Arts. The exhibition rooms of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, renovated and redesigned, now host a new program concept that reflects the school’s identity by confronting ancient and contemporary works, emerging artists with the rereading of the history of recent art.

The “Palais des Beaux-arts” project illustrates the new direction Nicolas Bourriaud—director of the school, intends to give to the Beaux-arts de Paris: putting art and artists at the heart of teaching.

The first exhibition of this new program, The Angel of History, explores the themes of ruins and debris in art.

Venue information and dates
Chloé Quenum
May 23–June 16, 2013

Palais des Beaux-Arts
13, quai Malaquais, 75006 Paris France
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 1–7pm
The entrance to the Belvédère is free.
Metro line 4: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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May 23, 2013

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