Exhibition

ICELAND

25 Jan 2016 – 24 Mar 2016

Event times

Opening hours :
Monday to Sunday from 10am to 10pm

Cost of entry

free

Hotel Jules & Jim gallery

Paris
Île-de-France, France

Address

Travel Information

  • Arts & Métiers (lines 3 and 11) or Temple (line 3)

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At the age of 21, the young Belgian photographer Maroesjka Lavigne spent four months driving alone across Iceland, pulled to the stark scenery.

About

Lavigneʼs bold, cinematic images tell a tale of an out-of- theordinary
everyday. White- capped mountain mounds bump against
villages in a vision more akin to Candyland than Iceland, while halfmelted
snowmen form a small Stonehenge on a soccer field.

And everywhere, always, are shades of white. Snow becomes an amorphous
studio backdrop, indeterminate but infinitely malleable. It swallows
ground and sky; coats buses, boats, and intrepid sight-seers; and then
transforms again into a bleached sink basin, chalky house paint, and
a plume of white steam. In Ísland the world may be pale, but life is
anything but colorless.

Lavigneʼs Ísland series was selected by Foam Magazine as a finalist in
the prestigious Foam Talent Call, has won a LensCulture New & Emerging
Photographers Grand Prize, and was previously shown at the 2012
Photo Academy Awards and theUnseen Photo Fair in the Netherlands.

The artistʼs work has also been featured in The New York Times Style
Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, and the Foam Magazine Talent issue.
Lavigne lives and works in Ghent, Belgium, and graduated with a Masters
in Photography from Ghent University in 2012. She is represented by
Robert Mann Gallery / New York and Catherine et André Hug Gallery /
Paris.

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Exhibiting artists

Maroesjka Lavigne

Taking part

Hotel Jules & Jim gallery

Hotel Jules & Jim gallery

Paris, France

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