until 26.01. | #4086ARTatBerlin | Galerie Gilla Lörcher presents from 11. November 2023 (Opening: 10.11.) the solo exhibition „Regarder est un pouvoir“ (Looking is power) of artist Capucine Vandebrouck.
Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art presents the fifth solo exhibition by artist Capucine Vandebrouck.
Regarder est un pouvoir / Looking is Power is an exhibition project based on a three-month research trip in spring 2022 to the federal territory of Yukon in northwestern Canada. During this trip, French artist Capucine Vandebrouck witnessed the changing seasons and the landscapes shifting from white to green and undergoing drastic changes. She observed the melting of the ice, the sprouting of the first spring crocuses, but also the devastating effects of global warming on the environment such as forest fires and parched forests. The various works on display in the exhibition are objects that bear witness to the decay and impermanence of the landscapes of northern Canada. They bear witness so that we no longer succumb to blindness. They force our gaze to what we normally block out. The gaze will change the perception of what is alive. Every work by Capucine Vandebrouck is an attempt to learn to see anew, because the gaze is powerful.
Catalogue | The works in the exhibition are accompanied by the publication of the art book “Un regard sur l’impermanence”, which was published in an edition of 100 copies especially for the exhibition. This book is halfway between the art book and the exhibition catalogue. It accompanies the artworks presented in the gallery. All the poems included are by the artist. They are like an extension of the works, completing them and illuminating them from different angles. This book is the key to a deeper understanding of the artist’s approach. Included with this book is an ephemeral original work, an anthotype (photographic noble printing process based on the colour change of plant dyes when exposed to light) of wild blackberries. Its image will gradually disappear under the ravages of passing time.
Acknowledgements | Thanks are due to the Grand Est Region and the Drac Alsace (France) for their support in this project and to the graphic designers Ramel-Luzoir for their generous work on the catalogue.
Short biography | Capucine Vandebrouck is a photographer and sculptor who lives and works in Strasbourg (F). Her art focuses on questioning the living, the ephemeral and the transience that surrounds us. She creates scenarios of “make be” or “make exist” by manipulating materials. These living or surviving materials are often performative at their core.
This means that their shapes, aspects and colours change over time…. Thus water, fire and flora are evolving materials that feed the artist’s inspiration. She wants to be surprised, because wonderment is the root that allows us to go beyond the truths we consider absolute.
Capucine Vandebrouck’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in France and abroad. She has participated in numerous artist residencies and received several prizes and research grants. Most recently (2022), she was awarded the DRAC Alsace (France) working grant and the Région Grand Est (France) working grant, which enabled her to receive a research grant for a three-month trip to the Yukon Territory (Canada). Her works have been acquired by MAMCS, FRAC Alsace and several private collections in France and abroad.
Capucine Vandebrouck’s work has been represented by the Berlin gallery Gilla Lörcher since 2017.
Opening: Friday, 10. November 2023, 7pm.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 11. November – Saturday, 26. January 2023To the Gallery
Image caption: Ondulations 3 (detail) by Capucine Vandebrouck, 2023, Water Photogram, Argentic Paper RC mutligrade, 51 x 61 cm
Exhibition Capucine Vandebrouck – Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Ausstellungen Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin