October 21, 2019 - Le Grand Café – Contemporary Art Centre - Eléonore False / Aurélie Pétrel / Pétrel & Roumagnac (duo)
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October 21, 2019

Le Grand Café – Contemporary Art Centre

Courtesy Le Grand Café.

Eléonore False
Aurélie Pétrel / Pétrel & Roumagnac (duo)
October 26, 2019–January 12, 2020

Opening: October 25, 6:30pm
"The exhibition seen by": December 8, 5:30pm, Alexandre Quoi, art historian

Le Grand Café – Contemporary Art Centre
Place des Quatre zhorloges
44600 Saint-Nazaire
France
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 2–7pm,
Wednesday 11am–7pm

T +33 2 44 73 44 00
grand_cafe@mairie-saintnazaire.fr

www.grandcafe-saintnazaire.fr
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Eléonore False
Aurélie Pétrel / Pétrel & Roumagnac (duo)
October 26, 2019–January 12, 2020

Opening: October 25, 6:30pm
"The exhibition seen by": December 8, 5:30pm, Alexandre Quoi, art historian

Le Grand Café – Contemporary Art Centre
Place des Quatre zhorloges
44600 Saint-Nazaire
France
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 2–7pm,
Wednesday 11am–7pm

T +33 2 44 73 44 00
grand_cafe@mairie-saintnazaire.fr

www.grandcafe-saintnazaire.fr
Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

In a world where images are now experienced through screens and digital streams, the exhibition L’Echappée belle [The Great Escape] is a parallel presentation of work by two artists who reconsider the potential of the printed or photographic image.

Eléonore False and Aurélie Pétrel play upon fragmentation and reconstruction to create visual setups that engage the viewer in a physical and direct reading of the works. As the image passes from surface to volume and turns to fragments and visual ellipsis, a kind of unresolved narrative framework is produced, waiting to be activated. The artists strategically deploy text/image structure, staging and sequence to serve a playful and poetic reflection on the mutability of images, their relevance or their potential to open onto undefined realities.

Biographies

Eléonore False
Born in 1987, lives and works in Paris
Recent solo shows:
2019 Needs, VNH Gallery (Project Space), Paris;
2017 Too far forward, La Vitrine - FRAC Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
2016 Open room, om-thé-tue-eint-agit, Kunstverein Hanovre, Germany
2015 Il suffit de son bras soulevé pour arrêter et faire reculer le soleil, MRAC Sérignan, France

Aurélie Pétrel
Born in 1980, lives and works in Paris, Romme (France) and Geneva
Represented by Ceysson & Bénétière (Paris, New York) and Gowen Contemporary (Geneva)
Recent solo shows:
2019 Tracks/Repeat, Ceysson & Bénétière, Saint-Étienne, France; New York City, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York; Tour & Taxis, Art Brussels
2018 FIAC, Paris; Hexagone 18, LabElysée, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; 135,125 iso, 24x36, M6, 35, CPIF, Pontault-Combault, France

Pétrel | Roumagnac (duo)
Since 2012, Aurélie Pétrel and Vincent Roumagnac collaboratively design installations with protocol of reactivations and photo-scenic pieces that interact with their exhibition environment, while questioning public visibility conventions, both spatial and temporal, of the works
Represented by Gallery Valeria Cetraro (Paris)
The duo won Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto) Prize in 2020.
Recent shows:
2018 d’Asterion, acte 2, Gallery Valeria Cetraro, Paris
2017 d’Asterion, acte 1, Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Wilhem Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany; Latences #5, Gallery Escougnou-Cetraro Offsite, as part of Grand Paris Photo off; Duo de 5 à 7, Darling Foundry, Montreal; de rêves, garden – Summer Night Wishes, Elizabeth Street Garden, New York

Event
December 8, 3:30pm: "The exhibition seen by" Alexandre Quoi, art historian, in dialogue with Eléonore False, Aurélie Pétrel and Vincent Roumagnac.

Exhibition curator: Sophie Legrandjacques, director of Le Grand Café – contemporary art centre
Press contact: Hélène Annereau-Barnay annereaubarh [​at​] mairie-saintnazaire.fr

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