NH.2020.002 - Nicolai Howalt - Preparation (header)

Specimens
Nicolai Howalt
12.05 > 02.07.2022 - EN

Presentation


Specimens

The observation of living things is at the heart of the Specimens exhibition. The term obviously has a scientific connotation; it designates a plant or animal which is an example of a particular species or type. Specimens brings together four series of works that the photographer Nicolai Howalt has been creating since 2019 – Old Tjikko, Algae, Fasciations and Microscope/Preparation. They all share a common desire to question, reflect, marvel and perhaps understand. 

Developing an initial concept, Nicolai Howalt then proceeds with a systematic and creative exploration of his subjects. Most often, this is not limited to looking or documenting. As a good alchemist, he also mobilises the very materiality of the subjects in order to extract knowledge about their profound natures, the essence of which is invisible to the naked eye. Throughout the working process, the photographer is receptive to what presents itself to him. These sometimes unexpected discoveries confer a very special poetry to the images; their perfection keeps viewers at a distance, whereas their sensuality attracts them.

Nicolai Howalt’s work has been widely exhibited in Scandinavia, Europe and the United States. It has been awarded by many prestigious institutions (Hasselblad Foundation, Danish Arts Foundation etc.). The exhibition Variations of Old Tjikko at Nikolaj Kunsthal (Copenhagen, 2020) received the award for the best exhibition of the year in Denmark, and the following year, the series was distinguished by the honorary fellowship of the Aage & Yelva Nimbs Fond (Denmark). In France, the Maison du Danemark hosted the exhibition How to hunt (a collaboration with Trine Søndergaard, 2012) and the photographs by Nicolai Howalt and Trine Søndergaard were acquired by the collections of the Hermès Foundation and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. In 2020, the Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne) acquired the entire Silver Migration series, which was presented in the same year in the Migrations exhibition at the Maria Lund Gallery, as well as a selection of works from the Elements series which were exhibited at the gallery in de travers (2017). Nicolai Howalt’s works feature in a large number of collections: J. Paul Getty Museum, United States  – Hiscox Art Project, United States – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada – Israel Museum, Israel –  Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain – Museum of Fine Art Houston, United States – Artphilein Foundation, Italy – and in Denmark, those of: ARoS, Aarhus Art Museum – Kunsten, Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg – Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, – Bornholms Art MuseumEsbjerg Art MuseumNy Carlsbergfondet, –  Skagens MuseumDanish Arts Foundation –  Brandts Collection, Odense – the Royal LibraryNational Museum of Photography, Copenhagen – Ny Kredit.

In pictures


Agenda


Concert

Louis Siracusa & Antonin Le Faure (bass & viola)

Thursday 16.06.2022
8:00pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Violist Antonin Le Faure and bass player Louis Siracusa embark us on an initiatic journey exploring music from the past century with melodies written for (both) their instruments. Duets by Veress, Scodanibbio and Lutoslawski are Specimens as they offer us a general idea of the composers’ worlds. Their accents, whether oniric or melancholic, draw from both instruments’ lower register. These duets will be rhythmed by improvisations and will dialog with more classical pieces.

Opening

Specimens

 

Thursday 12.05.2022
5:00pm > 8:30pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Sunday Opening

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Sunday 29.05.2022
2:00pm > 6:00pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Sunday Opening

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Sunday 26.06.2022
2:00pm > 6:00pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Press


Publications and texts


Nicolai Howalt - By looking down - couverture

Nicolai Howalt, By looking down I see up. By looking up I see down.

Fabrik Books, 2017

Nicolai Howalt - Light Break - couverture

Nicolai Howalt, Light Break

Fabrik Books, 2015

Nicolai Howalt - Old Tjikko - couverture

Nicolai Howalt, Old Tjikko

Fabrik Books, 2019

Nicolai Howalt, NH – A new lightbreak på Gigthospitalet Sønderborg

Fabrik Books, 2020

Nicolai Howalt, 78 boxers

Fabrik Books, 2011

Nicolai Howalt, How to hunt

Hatje Cantz, 2010


Si le fleuve sous tes paupières
Didier Boussarie
17.03 - 07.05.2022

Presentation


If you are expecting Didier Boussarie in a distinct place, most likely will he be elsewhere. An unshakable libertarian with a captivating curiosity, he explores and thrives, digs further and always surprises. The work processes and matters change, exchange and sometimes return.

Thirty years ago, the form was dense, almost naive. Today, an expressive figuration seems to arise from more or less rapid gestures. A tireless painter and draughtsman, Didier Boussarie knows how to create worlds in volume or morph into a taxidermist when he wishes to play with an irresistible finding. For several years, the artist kept an arachnean colony in his studio in order to explore a new kind of acrobatics; with Indian ink he would darken the silk threads woven by his weaver friends.

Living close to the river was a dream come true: Didier Boussarie now has a studio in the Loiret. That is how the water spirit began to visit him. In the beginning, it whispered landscapes of the Loire, this seemingly calm water, and the activity that unfolds on its banks. First, the blue day, the green evening, the black night and recently variations in yellow and red. More than ever colour plays out and the compositions – just like water – spread on the entire surface… Soon, plants – irises and cow parsnips – invade the banks and one of them draws shadows on a face… a woman’s face among the trees alongside the river.And the nymph settles. She wanders around, tries a few dance steps, takes her clothes off, swims as the landscape changes its colour. She wears flower dresses, and this motif becomes background and wallpaper, when she appears in polka dot knickers, barelegged, only wearing a fur-hooded jacket – her back turned to the painter. In a second portrait, she is standing, facing him, wearing rubber boots to brave the humidity of the blue landscape, which is in fact a canvas in the studio. An image within an image. From a real landscape to scenography. Didier Boussarie opens a door on a theatric nature for an inner vision, the fantasy to unravel It is on this very doorstep – where several worlds intersect and interweave – that If the river beneath your eyelids is has its source.

In pictures


Agenda


Opening

Si le fleuve sous tes paupières

Thursday 17.03.2022

5pm > 8:30pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Sunday opening

marais.guide

Suynday 27.03.2022

2pm > 6pm
Galerie Maria Lund

News

Didier Boussarie is part of Surpopulation

18.02 - 26.03.2022

IMMIX galerie
116 quai de Jemmapes, 75011 Paris

Publications and texts


MEET - Didier Boussarie (subtitled in English)

Colours, materiality and tools

youtube.com


Marlon Wobst - Marlon

Sunsetter
Marlon Wobst
27.01 > 12.03.2022 - EN

Presentation


Variations of pinks of a silhouette that moves forward in a nocturnal background: Sunsetter… An enigmatic title that is rich in meaning – impossible to translate – and quite emblematic of Marlon Wobst’s new works.

If lucid observations of easy living existences were predominant in his work until now, a certain gravity seems to have taken over Marlon Wobst’s world. It cohabitates nevertheless with the playful, whimsical scenes that the artist cherishes. An evolution can also be seen in the way he paints: the juxtaposed colour planes and expressive gestures bring life to compositions where figures are often made of a few brushstrokes. The coloured matter creates a world less defined where figures barely stand out against big spaces that are deserted, wintery, sometimes heavenly – or even immersed in the ocean where they come face to face with blood red skies. It is warm, it is cold, the light is intense, almost blinding, and the water is rising. Nature, its elements, seem to reign as supreme.

As always, colour plays a major role in Marlon Wobst’s work. Dark tones have made their way through; the world has dimmed the light, and from a daytime vaudeville we are now immersed in a dark ‘théâtre noir’ setting. The decor makes it harder to find one’s bearings, but the delicate and personal palette subtly gleams and resists obscurity.

With Sunsetter, Marlon Wobst plays it by ear. Sometimes vision only offers bodies, a way to find comfort and enjoy, a toilet paper roll left in a room as an evocation of presence. At other times, this vision broadens to offer a perspective both terrible and splendid in its extravagance. There, one can feel helpless, fragile, or on the other hand, overwhelmed but completely and totally alive.

In pictures


Agenda


Opening

Sunsetter

 

 

Thursday 27.01.2022
5:00pm > 8:30pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Sunday Opening

marais.guide

 

Sunday 30.01.2022
2:00pm > 6:00pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Sunday Opening

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Sunday 27.02.2022
2:00pm > 6:00pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Press


Publications and texts


MEET | Marlon Wobst

His career, his work process, his sources of inspiration


Bente Skjoettgaard - Phylum Cnidaria no 2137

Tableaux
Bente Skjøttgaard
07.11.2021 - 08.01.2022

Presentation


It is painful to admit that I will not save the world with ceramics,
 but this is my voice.
Bente Skjøttgaard, Glowing in the Dark, Biennale DK 2021

The tableau or tableau vivant designates a type of theater, where actors are immobilized as a silent image for a brief instant on a set, usually inspired by History. In the science field, the word tableau (table) refers to a structured presentation of a specific topic in images, words or numbers. Tableaux by Bente Skjøttgaard brings to life both these definitions.

During the second half of the 19th century, German biologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) – fervent Darwinian and inventor of the concept of ecology – explored, among other things, the submarine world. In his book Art Forms in Nature (1904), tables (tableaux) inventory beings that live in the depths. These stunning and very detailed drawing boards have always fascinated Bente Skjøttgaard, who drew inspiration from them to create the works shown in Tableaux.
Bente Skjøttgaard’s works do not try to copy the natural world; they draw inspiration from it to create what is simultaneously concentrations of shapes, sensations and impressions.
But Tableaux remains nonetheless a feast – a celebration of different types of beauty, extravagance, imagination and a certain humor. By strolling between the tableaux of the exhibition, where in turns are visible, in little groups, natural vases caught in the current, high-headed carbon molecules and the wide-open mouths of ‘gourmet-greedy’ anemones, one understands that Bente Skjøttgaard shares her anxiety with us, but also delivers a tender yet attentive point of view.

Agenda


Opening

Tableaux

 

Thursday, November 18th
5pm > 8:30pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Un dimanche à la galerie

Comité Professionel des Galeries d'Art

Sunday, November 7th
4pm > 6pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Ouverture dominicale

marais.guide

Sunday, November 28th
2pm > 6pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Press


Publications and texts


Titre

Description


Voyager vers l'inaccompli
Yoon Ji-Eun
16.09 - 31.10.2021 - EN

Presentation


A fragment can have two meanings: it can lead to destruction or achievement.
Life often finds itself between destruction and a desire to achieve (…)
In the end, it is a struggle between utopia and void.

Yoon Ji-Eun, July 2021

Suddenly, a blinding light. Shapes appear, move and waltz, lifted by an invisible breeze. It’s all about suppleness, angles, textures and colors. By looking closely, fragments reveal themselves: they are hair, trees, legs, architectures, blades of grass…. YOON Ji Eun’s latest works tell the story of a world admittedly cracked and floating, but a world that is also stratified, organic and cyclic. In a movement from inwards to outwards, the artist seizes images of division, separation, reshaping or even dispersion. She describes how she sometimes lets herself daydream and feels projected into space. A couple of brief instants, airy and miniscule, she is almost weightless and comes close to void and light.

Confronted with a world in transition, a reality that she cannot grasp, YOON Ji-Eun chooses to take some perspective and reacts by means of figures and shapes decomposing and immaterializing. Bi and tri-dimensionalities are not the only ones cohabitating in her drawings on papers and sculpted woods. The artist activates yet another dimension, which is both temporality and musicality. If certain compositions strike in their verticality, others are multi-focal for everything to appear undulating, shapeshifting, moving. Light and void thus create a world of possibilities. The world can transform and rise again. Grace, utopia and nothingness engage closely with each other.

In pictures


Agenda


Opening

Voyager vers l'inaccompli

 

 

 

Thursday, 16th Sept. 2021
5:30pm > 8:30pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Talk

A discussion between Yoon Ji-Eun and the art historian and curator Elora Weill-Engerer.

Saturday, 16th Oct. 2021
5:30pm > 8:00pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Sunday opening

marais.guide

Sunday, 26th Sept. 2021
2pm > 6pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Sunday opening

marais.guide

Sunday, 31th Oct. 2021
2pm > 6pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Press



Perdre le fil - Losing the thread
Johanna & Mickael Berdugo, Emmanuel Pariente
01.07 – 04.09.2021

Presentation


Holding the thread with one’s fingertips. Making a connection with almost nothing. Letting go without any apprehension, neither rupture, nor void.
Finding a thread and pulling on it.
Smiling, laughing, bursting into laughter, hearing a burst.
Bursting words and images, actions and sounds. Images that mooooooove and lines that spin.
An artist-poet-performer.
A collector in love with other people’s images.
A poet-photographer who strikes cords.
A troika that makes us lose track.
Each one proposes, follows an alternative idea, an answer is suggested…
In a multimedia game of ‘exquisite corpse’, a photograph meets a drawing and allows for a sentence to come along in the next round.
Nostalgia is never what it used to be.
Anonymous photographs come to life. The moon comes out of a mouth and also mumbles words. A goldfish that swims in the street and swoons in front of our window.
The thread is stretched, from absurdity to tenderness, from eroticism to fondness. Nonetheless the obviously good-natured games of infinite and undefined possibilities do carry a serious project: poetry and a delicate laugh.

In pictures


Agenda


Event

Opening

01.07.2021
5:30pm > 8:30pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Event

Performance

July 8th, 2021 at 7:30pm
July 25th, 2021 at 4:30pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Sunday opening

marais.guide

July 25th, 2021
2pm > 6pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Press


Bestial Love

Ange Ramsay

Publications and texts


Peter Martensen - The Multiverse Academy

Titre

Dates

Contrairement à une opinion répandue, le Lorem Ipsum n’est pas simplement du texte aléatoire. Il trouve ses racines dans une oeuvre de la littérature latine classique datant de 45 av. J.-C.,

Titre

Dates

Contrairement à une opinion répandue, le Lorem Ipsum n’est pas simplement du texte aléatoire. Il trouve ses racines dans une oeuvre de la littérature latine classique datant de 45 av. J.-C.,

Peter Martensen - Aften - Soir

Titre

Dates

Contrairement à une opinion répandue, le Lorem Ipsum n’est pas simplement du texte aléatoire. Il trouve ses racines dans une oeuvre de la littérature latine classique datant de 45 av. J.-C.,


On being
Lyndi Sales
06.05 – 27.06.2021

Presentation


Lyndi Sales is searching.
She is searching for an elsewhere and is searching for a reunion. An escape to better connect to the world, to others, to herself. A love quest in the platonic sense, where love means a progression towards the knowledge of beauty and in fine the access to the indivisible*.
Lyndi Sales’ work process is meditative: she repeats gestures in a carefully crafted sound universe to provoke specific emotions (sadness, euphoria, melancholia, ecstasy) in order to enter a state of maximum receptivity… A dream of Utopia in response to a void, the feeling of being separated from others, even though beings are the universe and breathe together.  The artist aspires to overcome contradictory emotions that characterize human life, by opening herself to an interior, contemplative world leading to other levels of consciousness. By doing so, she reaches new visions and distances herself from a sometimes hurtful societal reality.

* The definition of Diotima in Plato’s Banquet.

In pictures


Agenda


Event

Paris Gallery Weekend

03/04/05/06 06.2021
11 am - 6 pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Sunday opening

marais.guide

May 30th, 2021
2pm-6pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Concert

Carte blanche to Louis Siracusa & Antonin Le Faure
Contemporary, baroque and improvised music
Bass & viola

June 4th, 2021
7pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Press


Bestial Love

Ange Ramsay

Publications and texts


Peter Martensen - The Multiverse Academy

Titre

Dates

Contrairement à une opinion répandue, le Lorem Ipsum n’est pas simplement du texte aléatoire. Il trouve ses racines dans une oeuvre de la littérature latine classique datant de 45 av. J.-C.,

Titre

Dates

Contrairement à une opinion répandue, le Lorem Ipsum n’est pas simplement du texte aléatoire. Il trouve ses racines dans une oeuvre de la littérature latine classique datant de 45 av. J.-C.,

Peter Martensen - Aften - Soir

Titre

Dates

Contrairement à une opinion répandue, le Lorem Ipsum n’est pas simplement du texte aléatoire. Il trouve ses racines dans une oeuvre de la littérature latine classique datant de 45 av. J.-C.,


Peter Martensen - Stetoskop

Remedies
Online group show
05.12 - 31.12.2020

Presentation


In the most atypical current context and with health being present in everyone’s minds, we thought it urgent to offer you a selection of Remedies – artworks to laugh, think, shiver, heal, surrender, be moved, escape, come closer, get high, cheer up; in many different ways…

With works by Elise Peroi (weaving), Peter Martensen (drawing), Farida le Suavé (sculpture, drawing), Marlon Wobst (painting, drawing), Lyndi Sales (drawing), Shoi (sculpture, painting), Yoon-Ji-Eun (drawing), Nicolai Howalt et Trine Søndergaard (photogravure),  Bente Skjøttgaard (sculpture), Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen (drawing), Min Jung-Yeon (drawing), Morten Søndergaard (poetry).

For those who are looking for something very concrete, we encourage you to explore the Pharmacie des mots (Word Pharmacy) by Morten Søndergaard. One really finds everything one’s heart could desire, from adjectives to prepositions. The treatment will continue as early as January 21st when we will welcome the poet artist and his dear friend Peter Martensen for a therapeutic session that will lead us over mountains and verbs: the exhibition bla bla bleu (bla bla blue).

 

view the catalog of the show

In pictures


Agenda


Vernissage

En présence de l'artiste.

jeudi 15.10.2020
jusqu'à 20h30
Galerie Maria Lund

Nocturne

Quelques heures de plus!

jeudi 22.10.2020 jusqu'à 22h
Galerie Maria Lund

Ouvertures dominicales

Un dimanche après-midi à la galerie!

dimanche 18.10.2020 de 14h à 18h
dimanche 25.10.2020 de 12h à 19h
Galerie Maria Lund

Vernissage

Migrations

Samedi 16 novembre 2019
18h-20h30
Galerie Maria Lund

Artist talk

Nicolai Howalt & Esben Klemann

Samedi 16 novembre 2019
17h
Galerie Maria Lund

Artist talk

Nicolai Howalt & Esben Klemann

Samedi 16 novembre 2019
17h
Galerie Maria Lund

In pictures


Press


En direct - Exposition rv à l'air libre de Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen

 

Elora Weill-Engerer

Octobre 2020

Point contemporain

Dossier de presse

 

Carte blanche à Min Jung-Yeon

Novembre 2019

Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Peter Martensen "ravage " l'entendement

 

Libre Belgique - Arts Libre

23 Août 2017

Semaine du 23 au 29 Août 2017

Roger-Pierre Turine

Vous avez dit "Complot" ?
Dossier

 

Le Monde diplomatique

Juin 2015

N°735

Dossier illustré par Peter Martensen

Publications and texts


Elise Peroi, boursière au Carrefour des Arts

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 1

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 2

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 3

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 4

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 5

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bla bla bleu
Peter Martensen & Morten Søndergaard
04.02 - 28.03.2021

Presentation


“Blue conversations” between the two Danish artists are behind bla bla bleu, the first shared exhibition of painter Peter Martensen and his dear friend poet, performer and artist Morten Søndergaard.
Indigo lies at the heart of it all: its sounds, space, light, time. Peter Martensen alludes to the indigo colour as a state and evokes the distance it brings as a master of memory and oblivion. He points out its luminosity in the obscurity and compares its melancholic tone to a cello’s. Morten Søndergaard puts forth its transformative and enchanting dimension, its link to the depths of existence.

In pictures


Agenda


Opening reception

bla bla bleu

Thursday, Feb. 4th
12pm - 6pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Exceptional opening

The gallery will be open on Sunday, March 7th!

Sunday, Mar. 7th
2pm - 6pm
Galerie Maria Lund

Performances

Morten Søndergaard
Consultations du Pharmacien des Mots

Dates and schedule to be defined
Galerie Maria Lund

Reading

Morten Søndergaard
L'attrape-soleil

Dates and schedule to be defined
Galerie Maria Lund

Meeting

On lithography with
Peter Martensen

Date and schedule to be defined
Atelier Clot - 19 rue Vieille du Temple - Paris 4ème arr.

In pictures


Press


Peter Martensen et Morten Søndergaard  - Bla bla beu

 

Laurent Boudier

(in french)

February 2021

Télérama Sortir n°3710

Peter Martensen, painter of the blues and human condition

 

Valentine Meyer

February 2021

Open-Ring

Martensen & Søndergaard

 

Fabien Simode

(in french)

march 2021

L'Œil n°742

Dossier de presse

 

Carte blanche à Min Jung-Yeon

Novembre 2019

Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Peter Martensen "ravage " l'entendement

 

Libre Belgique - Arts Libre

23 Août 2017

Semaine du 23 au 29 Août 2017

Roger-Pierre Turine

Vous avez dit "Complot" ?
Dossier

 

Le Monde diplomatique

Juin 2015

N°735

Dossier illustré par Peter Martensen

Publications and texts


“Wildlife camera documentary”

the teaser of the exhibition (video)

“Peter Martensen – Indigo”

an introduction to Bla bla bleu (video)

“La voix des danois – Morten Søndergaard”

a production by the Danish Embassy & Festival Les boréales (podcast in french)

“Le dialogue”

the teaser of the exhibition (video)

“L’aventure”

the teaser of the exhibition (video)

“Come and play with us”

the teaser of the exhibition (video)

“Spoon, water, saw”

the teaser of the exhibition (video)

Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 3

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 4

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 5

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Schwarz Contemporary present
Fee Kleiss
18.10 - 12.12.2020

Presentation


Fee Kleiss is fascinated by possible links. She finds objects and waste in order to create a conversation between them; first as an attentive mediator and then as an almighty artistic director, who decides, rejects, modifies, sets and narrates. Mural installations are thus born – small still-lives or more precisely reanimated lives – and paintings with an unsettling perspective, which add or are being added to volumes, objects.

Fee Kleiss tells stories, plays with concepts and implicit words in her findings; all are questioned and diverted. The creativity is immense and brings life to a new vitality in things that were set aside, forgotten, lost. A little something can make a world. Humor, tenderness, eroticism, drama, beauty and rejection intertwine; the artist leads us along like a child who is eager to find a playmate. Observing contemporary society, its obsessions, expressions, its politically correctness… Nothing is left behind!

In pictures


Agenda


Exceptional opening

Sunday opening

Sunday, October 25th
12-7pm
Galerie Maria Lund

In pictures


Press


Elise Peroi

 

La Libre Belgique - Arts Libre

16 septembre 2020

Roger-Pierre Turine

Elise Peroi

 

Télérama - Sortir

30 septembre 2020

Elodie Cabrera

Dossier de presse

 

Carte blanche à Min Jung-Yeon

Novembre 2019

Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Peter Martensen "ravage " l'entendement

 

Libre Belgique - Arts Libre

23 Août 2017

Semaine du 23 au 29 Août 2017

Roger-Pierre Turine

Vous avez dit "Complot" ?
Dossier

 

Le Monde diplomatique

Juin 2015

N°735

Dossier illustré par Peter Martensen

Publications and texts


Elise Peroi, boursière au Carrefour des Arts

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 1

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 2

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 3

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 4

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Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 5

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