Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France (CPIF)
107, avenue de la République FR – 77340 Pontault-Combault
January 19 – April 5, 2020
Réversible is the third part of Constance Nouvel’s project. The first part, Atlante, was unveiled at In Situ – fabienne leclerc gallery in Paris and this was followed by Solstice, which was presented at the Le Point du Jour art centre in Cherbourg.
The project takes the form of an enigma: a path that visitors are invited to follow to discover the surface of images, experimentations with simulacrums and the mise en abyme of the photographic medium itself.
Constance Nouvel sees the exhibition space as a place of experimentation, like a board for playing a game, a place that provides spatiotemporal bridges between different locations. She makes use of the exhibition space as part of an attempt to deconstruct-reconstruct representations and play with the notion of décor, setting out to question the mechanisms by which our eyes and our thoughts assimilate reality, like the nature and the potential of the photographic image.
Photography, drawing and installation set the tempo of Constance Nouvel’s proposition that opens a new path of exploration of space and reality, of their physical and mental representations, as well as the capacity of different mediums to create illusion and renew our perception. A monograph will be published in conclusion to this cycle of exhibitions and will comprise its final chapter.
The Fondation des Artistes grants commission selected this project to receive its support. The artist benefitted from the support of the Région Île-de-France by means of the FoRTE (regional fund for emerging talents) programme. The monograph is supported by the ADAGP. Constance Nouvel is a French artist, born in 1985. She lives and works in Paris and Aubervilliers. She studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Her work has been shown in several monographic and collective exhibitions. She teaches photography at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine. Constance Nouvel is represented by In Situ – fabienne leclerc gallery (Paris).