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Almine Rech

Inès Longevial Pourfendue

Nov 22 — Dec 22, 2023 | London, Grosvenor Hill

Opening on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 from 6 to 8 pm

Almine Rech London is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Inès Longevial, on view from November 22 to December 22, 2023.

Here, Inès Longevial's work finds in Le vicomte pourfendu (the first volume in Calvino's "heraldic trilogy") a particular echo of aesthetic biases that have been running through her work for several years: a true point of convergence, the motif of the half, the double, and by extension the idea of duality testifying the artist's relationship to her work.

The parabolic tale is defined by the notion of a split, that of the Genoese Médardo de Terralba cut in two by a shell during the war, and the subsequent encounter between his two halves which survived independently, one inhabited by evil and the other by good. Yet working in pairs, with "sympathy" and the choice of diptychs and symmetry, the tight framing that favors the part rather than the whole, and the contrasting of palettes where warm and cold colors find a new definition.

— Eva Pion, writer

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