A never-seen-before art mise en abyme… This is what artist Laurence Aëgerter proposes within the Petit Palais collections, with her very first monography, titled “Ici mieux qu’en face” [Here bettern than across], running from October 6, 2020 to January 17, 2021. An exhibition highlighting the different works of art in the museum’s rooms, and for which she has “maintained a visual, sensitive and poetic correspondence”.
All in all, about fifty works of art are displayed to visitors, all distillate within the museum spaces, surrounded by the collections and all the way to the garden, inventing “disturbing and stimulating resonances”. Photographs, tapestries, ceramics, installations… As many materials that fit the Petit Palais, resonating with other works and offering an exclusive getaway, between illusion and reality, as inspired by mirror or trompe-l’oeil.
An unexpected journey starting with a mirror with “ici mieux qu’en face” engraved on it, like a “metaphor of the double and escape, topics dear to the artist” that goes on “over centuries of the history of art”, offering “another light on the museum by blowing a breath of freedom”. Another unmissable work is Confetti, made of 58,038 photographs she had in her phone, and each one of them reduced to the size of a piece of confetti. In other words, a poetic exhibition contemporary art fans will love! Let’s go, friends, shall we?
Dates and Opening Time
From 6 October 2020 to 17 January 2021
Le Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris 8
Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de 10h à 18h. Entrée Libre.