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At the heart of contemporary art : meeting with Claude Lévêque

At the heart of contemporary art : meeting with Claude Lévêque

Claude Lévêque's installations work to create images and sensations. By playing on our collective representations, they create poetic spaces and project the viewer onto the stage of the dream.

For twenty years, Claude Lévêque has thus transformed and questioned spaces as diverse as the medieval moats of the Louvre, the blast furnaces of Uckange in Lorraine or a traditional Japanese house. His immersive devices, created from the history of places and the sensations they evoke, force the viewer to take a stance.


Sonatine, 2015
Dispositif in situ, commande privée pour l'escalier d’honneur de l’hôtel de Mouy, Paris
Néon bleu argon
Dessin Romaric Etienne
113 x 560 cm ; 96 x 403 cm ; 75 x 383 cm
Photo Julie Joubert
© ADAGP Claude Lévêque. Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris

 


La vie en rose, 2016
Néon multicolore : rose, vert, bleu, mauve / Multicolored neons : pink, green, blue, lilac
Écriture Romaric Étienne
19 x 100 cm / 7.48 x 39.37 in
Photo Julie Joubert
© ADAGP Claude Lévêque. Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris

Born in Névers in 1953, Claude Lévêque is one of the greatest contemporary artists. For more than twenty years, his work has been exhibited in prestigious institutions - PS1 in New York, the Hamburger Banhof in Berlin, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris ... - and he represented France at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.

 

06.05.2017 14:00 - 06.05.2017 16:00
Free entrance

 

20 Dong Huangchenggen Bei Jie

Dongcheng district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : +8610 6581 9058

 

Building on his Deviation, the artist will redirect the traditional conference format towards a public exchange about his work via a number of emblematic creations. It will then be a question of the way in which he uses and combines objects, light, and sometimes sound as a means to veer them away from their direct signification by playing on shifts in meaning and ambiguity.
10.05.2017 18:00
Free entrance
In French and Chinese

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627