Au lieu de ce monde
Exhibition: 14 Mar – 2 Jun 2018
Wed 14 Mar 18:00
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
36 rue Falguière
+33(0)9-51 51 24 50
Au lieu de ce monde
14.03 – 05.05.2018
Opening reception: Wednesday March 14th 2018, from 6pm to 9pm
The artist will be present.
To open our new season of exhibitions, we are happy to present Maia Flore’s latest works, where collage and drawing come and meet her photography.
After winning the HSBC prize in 2015, she has been showing through numerous exhibitions a body of work defined by a search for bridges between reality and imaginary.In her art, she distorts, modifies or enhance the world, as to assert that she will notsubmit herself to its laws.
Since the fall of 2017, Maia Flore has been pursuing her research at the Fresnoy-Studio School of Contemporary Arts. This exceptional place of education leads her tothink about the way the body, actually her first tool, reacts with the environment in which it is placed. Starting from the reality and its limitations, she anchors her body inthe landscape she photographs, and with a thoughtful choreography, she balances thespace around her.
As part of the Circulation(s) Festival, Maia Flore presents in this exhibition situationsthat relate her beautiful and endless pursuit of the absolute moment; the one momentwhen everything is balanced and you feel a thrill that lasts a few seconds to then quicklydisappear. Now, we must start again. The photographs are quests, artistic processes fed by the artist’s wandering. She manages to get the photograph out of its frame byintervening after the shooting with collage and a mix of materials.
With this recent research, Maia Flore explores even further the relationship between body and space, and conveys with her images the sensations she herself felt: the fallingof her body, the blowing of the wind, the coldness of a block of ice, and finally, the alleviation of having escaped for a few moments from the rules of space and time.