Le Plateau

Non-lieu – Miriam Cahn, Laurent Pariente, Romain Pellas

Non-lieu brings together three European artists who, through different mediums, question the fragility of our immediate environment, combining spaces constructed and in suspension, permanent and ephemeral…

The constructions of Laurent Pariente transform interiors into zones of discovery and exploration.  At the crossroads of sculpture and architecture, his work anticipates the utopian space.
For le Plateau, the New York based French artist has created  a maze-like passage, a series of white walls that break-up the gallery into a seemingly endless corridor, inviting the visitor to experience the unexpected.
This all-encompassing installation catches even the most attentive spectator off-guard.

Through his chaotic assemblies of recycled materials (wood, resin), Romain Pellas renders another part of the gallery nearly inaccessible.   His staggered, suspended sculptures, baring traces of everday domestic objects, suggest a state of deterioration or disappearance.   Entitled Panoramique, this on-the-spot installation marks out a mental landscape, an imaginary panorama that the viewers themselves are left to reconstruct.
In addition to the installation, Romain Pellas offers up a series of 300 drawings mounted together on the wall, with no apparent distinction or hierarchy, with neither beginning nor end. Cluttered floors and covered walls that allow the visitor to search for his very own ‘point of view’.

In light of these other projects, the Swiss artist Miriam Cahn – whose work is found in several museum collections, among them the Francfort Museum of Contemporary Art – offers up three installations (paintings, photographs,
drawings) which relate the vulnerability of the human body and nature as they fuse together, vanishing and reappearing in space.
Presented in three separate enclosed spaces, Miriam Cahn’s work  forces the spectator into a static position, whereas the works of Laurent Pariente and Romain Pellas allow one to more easily move around the exhibition.

– Curator : Eric Corne