Vincent Broquaire

Oxi More On @ XPO / Espace Verney-Carron, Sep 8

7 September 2015

XPO gallery is hosting a new exhibition titled Oxi More On at Espace Verney-Carron, opening at the Lyons art space on September 8.

George and Archibald Verney-Carron let xpo gallery take over with a new exhibition featuring Angelo PlessasPierre ClémentJulieta ArandaAram BarthollVincent BroquaireGrégory ChatonskySara LudyPaul SouvironKatie Torn and Clément Valla.

The exhibition, curated by Alexis Jakubowicz and Philippe Riss, is caught in the fiction of a long-sacrificed miracle, somewhere between “torpor and life”, inspired by a poem by Charles Baudelaire, a famous painting by Watteau, and “the eternal residence of love”.

See the exhibition page for details. **

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Paul Souviron, ‘Civilisation’ (2014).

Header image: Sara Ludy, ‘Dream House’ (2014). Video still. 

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Vincent Broquaire @ XPO Gallery running to Jan 11

20 December 2013

Artist Vincent Broquaire‘s solo show SEQUENCES is showing at Paris’ XPO Gallery, in parallel to the launch of his book of the same name, from December 14 to January 11.

Presenting his books and drawings, Broquaire explores perception through framing, running the two formats in parallel to each other, while examining the way we process imagery in a “co-existential” manner -whether that’s via the sequential cause-and-effect of a book or the passive direction of a curated exhibition. When you consider that the very composition of a drawing is a complex interaction between artistic intent and interpretation, it makes for some interesting considerations in the context of modern technology, as per this:

“We live in an age where very little of nature has not been touched by man, and technology is effectively an extension of our bodies and mind.  Is it not time to question the inherited oppositions of man versus nature, man versus the machine, and even the physical versus the virtual?  Reality has changed, but has our ability to realise that changed?”

See the XPO Gallery website for details. **

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Low-tech domotics

14 June 2012

I’ve been dreaming about domotics since the Jetsons invaded my TV every afternoon… with those intelligent washbasins, 4D TVs and Roseys… and look at us.. we can pretty much buy all of those technologies nowadays (or in the very near future), this is why it’s always interesting to have a look into the future with an arty approach. “The Automation”, exhibition about domotics @ Parisian Xpo Gallery, proposes cheap, surreal and sometimes already expired smart home solutions for those who don’t mind artists or technologists (and not engineers) designing their future.

shower concepts (image courtesy of Xpo Gallery)
shower concepts (image courtesy of Xpo Gallery)

Today more and more people are now using Roombas, or internet-connected fridges and their presence is only going to increase with thrillions of billions of smart objects being connected in the coming years. Vincent Broquaire knows it and he created an IKEA-like catalogue of what the future might hold on for us. His « catalogue de domotique » (home automation catalogue) comprises a large selection of items for every room of the house, from the kitchen to the bedroom or bathroom. Continue reading Low-tech domotics

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