BONJOUR (the situation is not new)
Jordan Derrien, Antoine Duchenet
Curated by Marie Gautier
04.06 – 12.06 2021
ArtLacuna (London, UK) and W (Pantin, FR) are proud to announce the opening of BONJOUR (Stockings, shoes, hairpins) and BONJOUR (The situation is not new), two exhibitions simultaneously curated by Claudia Dance-Wells, in London, and Marie Gautier, in Pantin ; presented works are from Jordan Derrien and Antoine Duchenet.
An ambiguous silhouette is composed by duplication, twinning and recurrences, during this counterpoint show called BONJOUR distributed between two cities. Although Stockings, shoes and hairpins obviously conceals and contains the pairing leitmotiv at the source of this project, The situation is not new echoes and doubles this last. It strives, so to speak, on provoking reverberation.
Jordan Derrien will be presenting a new series of canvases, amongst ready-made and paintings, surfaces and objects. He manipulates different types of wood, textures and door handles to create, as final composition, a drawer. The handle transmutes the seeming abstract painting into a piece of furniture with haptic virtues.
Antoine Duchenet will reveal recent sculptures from his Intarsia series. Structured by means of orthogonal units of representation adjusted to the different elements they contain, these squared volumes are made of chromed steel tubes and are built as stands for all kinds of arrangements. They present, align and organize, with the schematic rigor of a diagram, a selection of clearly new and very slick shapes, open to a fluid gaze. For these purely accessory objects matters mostly silhouette, profile and contours, they obey a protruding stillness.
Photo : Aurélien Mole