Feeling of light


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Press release

Almine Rech Brussels is pleased to announce the group show 'Feeling of light'. 

Shuvinai Ashoona
Charlotte Beaudry
Ana Benaroya
Jenny Brosinski
Myrlande Constant
Corydon Cowansage
Genieve Figgis
Sylvie Fleury
Miryam Haddad
Aly Helyer
Minjung Kim
Marie Laurencin
Inès Longevial
Cécile Maulini
Selma Parlour
Mary Ramsden
Hiba Schahbaz
Vivian Springford
Emma Stern
Claire Tabouret
Tursic & Mille
Garance Vallée
Jess Valice
Amanda Wall
Yvonne Wells
Janet Werner
Dawn Williams Boyd
Hu Zi

The most famous myth about the birth of painting is probably that of Pliny the Elder, who recounts in his Natural History in 74 AD the story of “the daughter of Dibutade”. She drew the shadow of her lover in charcoal on the wall of her house before he left for a long journey, capturing his silhouette to give his presence the illusion of eternity. This woman, whose first name Pliny neglects to give, would be the first painter in history. Callirrhoé de Sicyone, her actual name, made painting an antidote to disappearance, and invented an art whose necessity is continually confirmed today. It is to this woman that we owe the gesture of form we give to the impossibility of forgetting. Callirrhoé de Sicyone thus made a way to offer ultimate attention, a last light to an image before it disappears, this famous “feeling of light” of which the poet Etel Adnan speaks.

- Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, curator and writer