For its inaugural exhibition, from June 3 to September 24, 2022, the 110 Galerie celebrates plants and living things. The exhibition, composed of thirty works, will bring together the personal work of the photographer Isabelle Chapuis as well as two series created in collaboration with the plant artist Duy Anh Nhan Duc, seven of which will be unpublished. The theme of this exhibition is inspired by the history of the place: indeed, in 1922, a florist opened its doors at 110 rue Saint Honoré.
“It is by believing in roses that we make them e’clore. Anatole France
Opening on June 02 from 6 to 9 pm
“It is by believing in roses that one makes them bloom” will be the first presentation of the series VIVANT by Isabelle Chapuis. This series explores the theme of adornment in the most intimate way possible. The adornment that Isabelle Chapuis evokes is intrinsic and cannot do without a skin to be: it is the singularity with which we come into the world, the one that changes as the years go by.
The photographer celebrates the rich and complex beauty of the living.the two collaborative series presented will also show these alliances between human, plant and animal: the plant adorns the body and illuminates the portraits and still lifes, giving birth to ephemeral and poetic photographic beauties. Dandelion is the first collaborative series by Isabelle Chapuis and Duy Anh Nhan Duc: made in 2014, this series highlights the fragility of the elusive dandelion.
In 2022, the two artists met again for the opening of the 110 Galerie and imagined a new collaborative series especially for the place. Seven photographic works will be presented and will dialogue in the space with a plant creation conceived for the occasion, a four-handed composition that shows how two artists, with very marked creativity, can cross paths and mutually feed off the same source of inspiration.
The work of Isabelle Chapuis spreads from the plastic photography to the therapeutic photography. It is a living position, whose heart is the human body. Graduated from ESAG-Penninghen in graphic arts (2005), she resolutely opts for photography and her vision is oriented towards creations combining portraiture and staging, embracing the different forms of the living. She won the Picto Prize in 2010. Two years later, her BARBAPAPA series, awarded by the Bourse du Talent, is exhibited at the François-Mitterrand National Library of France, which includes it in its photographic collection. His work is regularly exhibited in galleries and institutions, notably at the Centre d’Art Contemporain du Château des Adhémar in Montélimar or at Espace Snap in the United States. In Asia, at the Paris 1839 Gallery in Hong Kong and in China where she exhibits within the Franco-Chinese month of the environment in five major cities. Since December 2016, her RITUALS series has entered the permanent collection of the Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris. In 2017, Pullman Hotels, asked her to create a creation,dedicated to their contemporary art collection. In September 2018, she presented an installation at the Palais Galliera,Paris fashion museum. Invited in residence for the 9th edition of the festival Planche(s) Contact, she exhibits her series ANITYA, in Deauville. In 2020, she is one of the finalists of the BMW Prize with her project VIVANT. For her third residency, Isabelle was at the Albert Gleizes Foundation in 2021, on an invitation from the Centre de photographiecontemporaine le Bleu du Ciel.
Duy Anh Nhan Duc, a Vietnamese artist born in 1983 in Ho Chi Minh City and living in Paris, makes nature the matrix of his works, creating poetic installations from materials that fascinate him. After exhibiting at the arts and nature center of the Chaumont-sur-Loire estate, at the Chateaugiron art center, and at Colette’s in Paris, Duy Anh Nhan Duc presented a carte blanche exhibition at the Guimet national museum of Asian arts in Paris at the beginning of the year. He is currently working on a large-scale work for one of the future stations of the Grand Paris. The fruit of tireless gathering, his installations are an invitation to weave a link with the living. Dandelion, salsify, thistle, wheat, clover… form his palette and become the materials of a sensitive work. Observing the cycles of life, the artist weaves a dialogue with plants and invents a poetic nature in balance on the fragility of the moment.
Located between the Louvre and the Bourse de Commerce, the 110 Galerie will showcase, at a rate of 10 exhibitions per year, the French contemporary art scene. A demanding and unique artistic line that will give pride of place to multidisciplinary approaches: photography, sculpture, installations, vide’o, painting, drawing… under the artistic direction of Sidonie Gaychet.
Informations pratiques :
110 Galerie – 110 rue Saint Honoré – 75001 Paris
06 79 52 99 88 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Horaires d’ouverture : du mardi au samedi de 11h à 20h