L'envers du Réel / Beyond Real - Collective France Chinese Art Exhibition - ON/gallery Beijing

Version française

From August 26
to September 23, 2017
from Thursday to Saturday:
from 2:30 pm to 7 pm and by appointment

Galerie 24b.
24 bis, rue St Roch,
75 001 Paris

Contact :
Galerie 24b. www.24b.paris
+33 7 61 66 20 04

Participating artists / 参展艺术家 :

Ren Hang 任航, Camille Brantes, Diane & Théodore, He Ling, Fréderic Fontenoy, Damien MacDonald, Liu Tao 刘涛, Joël Person, Davor Vrankić

Curator / 策展人:
Ludovic De Vita

“Beyond Real” is a travelling Franco-Chinese exhibition jointly presented by ON/gallery from Beijing, 24b Gallery from Paris, and the Mindscape Foundation, under the aegis of Fondation de France. Curated by Ludovic de Vita, and organised by the gallerists Lingyun Wang and Emmanuel Bouvet, the exhibition is a dialogue between poetry and visual arts. It mixes photos, drawings, poems and thoughts. The Paris issue is programmed in 24b Gallery, - 24bis rue Saint Roch, 75001 – from the 26th of August to the 23rd of September 2017.

The exhibition “Beyond Real” wants to investigate the artist's practice, and show what is at stake in our desire to see and represent. If there is anything beyond reality, it is a fantasy we are discussing. Artists allow us to perceive through that fantasy a snippet of what defines and guides us. Writing, tracing, catching a fragment of reality from which our “visual lust” arises and takes place: that is the exhibition's ambition, beyond representation. Its scenography blends writing, drawing and photography. It allows what only art can: re-enacting desire and grasping at infinity, from reality to fantasy, and all the way to burnout.

Variations on eroticism, bodies acting as subjects and objects in relation to the other's lust – both desirable and desiring shapes – transform the deceitful appearances of a forever lost reality. Artists work their way towards their subconscious, and open a dialogue with it. Their works are like a breach opened in reality itself, that we can nearly touch.
Each in their own way, they return to the origins of creation, convoking masters that made history. By relating to the past centuries' representations, civilisation-making mythologies, and even our humanity's fantasy, artists put down roots and let their knowledge grow, in an inalienable quest of the Absolute.

The exhibition can be read like a poem by Pierre Loüys, or a few lines by the Marquis de Sade, like an endless repetition of refined but explicit knowledge. The artists guide us through reflexions of one another, one inside the other, towards a land of such complexity, that we no longer know who, of the artist or ourselves, is hallucinating most.
Far from wanting to solve the mystery, the exhibition offers multiple possibilities: as many fragments of a dream that we can visit through, and whose urge can only be satisfied by our own fantasies.

Ludovic de Vita
Curator of the show
“Beyond Real”



Galerie 24b. www.24b.paris
et ON/gallery Beijing

Galerie 24b.
24 bis, rue St Roch
75 001 Paris



Fondation Mindscape

Co-Existences / Lulo-design


ON/gallery Beijing
B-5, Yi Shu Gong Chang Lu, Songzhuang, Tongzhou Qu, Beijing
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