Le soleil se lève aussi: A group show at Manifesta - Lyon

Le soleil se lève aussi
At the kind invitation of Céline Melon Sibille, the founder of Manifesta Lyon, the UN-SPACED gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition "Le soleil se lève aussi".
Located only steps away from the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, Manifesta is a former silk workshop that has been transformed into a place dedicated to contemporary art, hosting various art events for art galleries and companies.

Echoing the novel "Le soleil se lève aussi" by Ernest Hemingway, this group exhibition brings together the works of 10 emerging and established, French and foreign contemporary artists that elevate the specific identity of each room at Manifesta.From Sébastien Reuzé's scenery photography to Sebastian Wickeroth's minimal paintings by way of the mural monoliths by Laurent da Sylva or the perfectly balanced sculptures by Tulio Pinto, "Le soleil se lève aussi" exhibition was constructed as a journey through a landscape that is gradually deconstructed. It is also a passage through alteration and plastic research.
The first room reveals the disproportionately saturated colours of Sebastien Reuzé's photographs, which are the results of gestures and chemical manipulations, as well as Tulio Pinto's sculpture, where he materialises the invisible force of gravity. Continuing to the next space, Tadao Cern presents an oil painting on canvas that reproduces 3D computer filters. Another artist playing with the perceptive disorder is Alexandre Zhu, who's hyper realistic drawing hangs on the opposite side, revealing urban, mystical architectural object. Anne-Valérie Gasc is accompanying the space with her sculpture, exploring the gesture of deconstruction as a work in itself, seeking to challenge our apprehension of reality. 

Following the staircase, leading to the upper floor, we come across Valentin van der Meulen's charcoal drawing, where he questions the limits of the drawing medium by adding an abstraction element, a stroke of black paint, covering the realistic figuration. The next room is predominantly occupied by Lilah Fowler's sculptures. She reproduces motifs from computer generated graphic bugs through artisanal techniques such as ceramics and the manual weaving of South American tribes. The exhibition leads us to Thomas Hauser's photographic artworks, which are composed of contemporary images degraded on a photo-sensitive paper, that question our perception of memory. The final room is composed of minimal and abstract works by Laurent Da Sylva, Sebastian Wickeroth and Cécile Dupaquier. Da Sylva, reinterprets the dark and turbulent cloudy skies of the Romantic movement by using daylight data retrieved from the weather stations. The material deepens or disappears depending on the intensity of the daylight.Dupaquier plays with the very integrity of the walls by creating slight distortions through her white paintings. A minimal and precise gesture that redefines the surface of the space.
The exhibition ends with a set of spray paintings on glass by Sebastian Wickeroth, which, through their minimalism and acidic tones, deconstruct the landscape to the point of symbolism.
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