On April 29, 2021 the Subtile showroom-gallery in Belair, Luxembourg welcomes the exhibition Rapprochement by Annaïg Giquel-Donadieu. This is an exhibition like no other, as it allows the viewer to be the protagonist.
We all have our opinions, preferences, or ideas whenabsorbing a work of art and we sometimes even say to our inner selves- “I could do that myself”. Annaig was initially reluctant to exhibit her work as she had the sentiment that her oeuvre was not yet complete… that an element was lacking for it to feel fully accomplished. This is what spurred the idea of bringing the viewer into the heart of the creative process and , and hence allowing the interested buyer to participate in the completion of the composition.
The first part of this new series Autrement, Saison I, is based in a unique place in Brittany photographed by Annaïg during the first confinement. Every day, she placed her camera at the same exact spot and took a photograph. She then overlayed photographs taken over several days, vertically, and this because the pandemic has changed the way we see life around us. Our bearings have changed and our points of view have evolved. The final work of art is then completed with a photograph that represents somewhere else, from the time when the world was still considered as normal, albeit still in this verticalized view.
One of her works, 107 Sans Titre, is left incomplete, purposely, with a view to let creativity flow and ideas to emerge unhindered. Everything is possible to bring completion to this work: a photo, a painting, a sentence, an object … you become the artist!
In this context, a workshop called Page Blanche is proposed to guide the participants in creating a composition in the same way Annaïg does. More details are available here. The participants will get a quality print photograph of their work taken by Annaïg.
We would like to invite you to join and visit this exhibition which meanders from the outdoors, with the series Reflexion, towards to indoors, replicating the confinement and its sensations, and in some manner symbolising this unusual and unforgettable period.