Former members of Christie's, Olivia de Fayet and Fanny Saulay wanted to offer art lovers an accessible and pleasant place to find atypical works. Far from cold and impersonal white cubes, their Wilo & Grove concept takes place in the "Wiloft", a former printing house converted into an apartment where paintings and sculptures mingle with antique and designer furniture. A comfortable loft where the favorite pieces of these 2.0 gallery owners blend into the decor.
The exhibition “Constructed worlds” presents around fifty sculptural works from the collection of the Center Pompidou. From the famous Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi to the Polish plastic artist Monika Sosnowska, the event explores the issues of modern and contemporary sculpture. To approach this century of creation is also to pay homage to the artists who liberated sculpture from the yoke of tradition.
Discovered on Instagram under the pseudonym Sejkko (@sejkko), the Portuguese photographer Manuel Pita immortalizes the isolated houses he meets during his wanderings in Europe, from his country of origin to Croatia via Turkey. Sometimes renovated, sometimes dilapidated, these small colorful houses evoke both the solitude of everyone and the nostalgic memory of the Home, Sweet Home of his childhood.
Rather than capturing realistic images of Hong Kong, the young photographer Chak Kit immortalizes the magnetic energy of the Chinese megalopolis in purified snapshots on the border of abstraction. Become famous thanks to social networks, he poses a look of esthete on the urban landscape of Hong Kong and shares his colorful visions of the city on Instagram.
Under the leadership of the writer André Breton, surrealism liberated, in the 1920s, cinema, literature, painting and photography from the omnipotence of reason to restore positive values in the aftermath of the Great War. As the centenary of the movement approaches, we return to the surrealist work of contemporary photographer May Parlar.
The two young photographers, Morgane Renou and Simon Schnepp, have formed the Schnepp Renou duo since 2012. Specializing in architectural photography, the Franco-German duo captures urban landscapes around the world and magnifies them with an artistic mastery of photography. Zoom on an outstanding collective work.
From La Piscine by Jacques Deray to Swimming Pool by François Ozon, via The Swimmer by Frank Perry, the pool has often been a source of inspiration for the visual arts. Designed for Villa Noailles (83) in 2018, the photographic series "Domestic Pool" by Romain Laprade celebrates the dream pool of Alain Capeillères. Tart visuals that smell good in summer.
After the exhibition dedicated to John DeAndrea in June 2018, the Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois gallery (6ème arrondissement) continues its study of American hyperrealism by presenting for the first time the hyperrealist works of the artist Robert Cottingham. Zoom on his almost photographic inventory of North American urban landscapes, Hollywood villas with details of urban architectures.
Photo enthusiasts were looking forward to this weekend! Until November 10, it is under the nave of the Grand Palais that the cream of the crop of the discipline is found for an exceptional event hosting more than 200 exhibitors. Portraits, nudes or conceptual photographs, there is something for all tastes, including for architects as we are. Focus on the best of urban photography and salon architecture!