Le Plateau
Paris

Untitled (assignments), Elad Lassry, 2018 Impression numérique, détail, 27,94 x 35,56 cm © Elad Lassry

Elad Lassry

Grand opening on Wednesday 19th September,
from 6pm to 9pm

Exhibition curator : Xavier Franceschi

 

The frac île-de-france presents at le Plateau the first exhibition of Elad Lassry in France. Born in Tel Aviv in 1977, Elad Lassry lives and works in Los Angeles. Spanning photography, film and sculpture, his work questions the relationship between object and representation.

Since 2007, Lassry has been building an image bank, a collection of pictures that he commonly refers to as ‘units’. His units presented themselves as ‘sculptures which happened to be pictures*’ and gave as much importance to the ‘objecthood’ of the picture as to the image itself. Summoning key art-historical tropes and addressing a wide range of subjects, they took the form of hermetic image-objects, which were simultaneously familiar and strangely contemporary, both ‘irritating and seductive**’

At le Plateau, Lassry presents a new series of photographs and sculptures in which subtle, yet conceptual shrewd strategies open up a flexible space where each photograph is invariably reminiscent of another, endlessly replaying the function and meaning of the objects they represent. From an unassigned fashion shoot, a reef fish supply facility, to a photographic darkroom experimentation, Lassry’s photographs are shot on an almost extinct technology (8 “x 10” camera). The artist thus combines analogue technology with the dematerialisation of the image, an anxiety-provoking phenomenon whereby the image is deprived of its physical qualities and becomes omnipresent in the form of data. By doing so, he encourages us to ask: What do we see? And how do we see it?

 

* interview Mark Godfrey with Elad Lassry in Frieze, Nov.2011

** Beatrix Ruf put in her introduction to the 2010 exhibition entitled Elad Lassry

 

 

rendez-vous

 

WE FRAC 2018
3rd edition
23 Frac, 23rd personality

frac île-de-france special guest :
Laetitia Dosch*

*program available online in october

Workshop-tour «in family»,
proposed as part of the exhibition Elad Lassry
Saturday 17.11.18
4pm

 

Le frac île-de-france,
from le château to le plateau …
Guided tour of the exibitions L
at le château and Elad Lassry
at le plateau with Xavier
Franceschi, curator
of the exhibitions,
followed by a snack.

Saturday 18.11.18
3pm

 

Free shuttle for the occasion,
leaving from Place du Châtelet at 2pm
Booking mandatory: reservation@fraciledefrance.com

 

Curator tour

Saturday 25.11.18
5.30pm
With Xavier Franceschi

 

Plateau-Apéro

Wednesday 03.10.18
Wednesday 07.11.18
Wednesday 05.12.18, with a projection of Harun Farocki’s film, Still Life

Late-night openings, up until 9pm, every 1st Wednesdays of the month, with a guided tour at 7.30 pm

 

Guided tours

Every Sunday
4pm

Meeting-place at the reception