True to its vocation of promoting contemporary creation, driven by the desire to raise public awareness of the visual arts and to encourage the emergence of new collectors,association Carré sur Seine continues the Écoutez-Voir cycles.
We are happy to see you again for this new monthly cycle, from November 2021 to April 2022 in Boulogne-Billancourt!
Each month, in Boulogne-Billancourt or by videoconference, these meetings-projections with today's artists are unique moments of sharing. Écoutez-Voir is an opportunity to approach the work of artists in an original way, to discover the secrets of their approach and to question the elements of their work.
All artistic disciplines are covered, from painting to video, including sculpture, installations and photography. A great opportunity for artistic investigation, real moments of sharing and dialogue between artists, collectors and members of Carré sur Seine !
At the end of the conference cycle, the Jury of the Ecoutez-Voir Prize, composed of the members of Carré sur Seine, will choose a winning artist who will receive the Ecoutez-Voir Prize, accompanied by an endowment of 2,000 euros.
Three artists in the spotlight this Monday 14 February 2022
Eva Bergera - Plastic artist
Louis-Cyprien Rials - Videographer and Photographer
Wiktoria Wojciechowska - Plastic artist
19h00 : Welcome with a drink
7.00 pm: Screening Listen and See
8.30 pm : Meeting with the artists
"You should have been an idiot, my poor darling! Éva Bergera's works are cries, white cries, muffled cries.
It is a theme as old as (in)humanity that the artist is working on: the moral, physical, sexual and social violence inflicted on those who do not think straight. A harmony of crude words and pop colours, of shocking images and pious aesthetics, the work exudes an impressive force. Hell, according to her, is a contrast of bright and soft colours, with flowers, fruits and saints with clasped hands. There are familiar faces, Loana, Claude François, the artist herself and others only known to the police - robot portraits of criminals.
Éva Bergera's collages have the chilling beauty of Rogier Van Den Weyden's Last Judgment. Like the masterpiece of the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune, they demand that one linger in front of them to appreciate all their power and richness of detail.
They are laced with phrases: "And what's more, this whore is nice", "Stop! Stop it, you're tiring me out, order two pizzas and shut your mouth", "Are you going to cry?" ... Éva Bergera has heard, collected, triturated these words, some of which were intended for her.
And in the midst of this mess, laughter remains, humour as an indispensable revolt against the absurd, against a conception of life devoid of meaning, of centre. There will always be death at the end, so go and find an occupation!
-videographer and photographer-
The Middle East, unrecognized countries, radioactive or forbidden zones considered as "involuntary natural parks" are all territories that Louis-Cyprien Rials has travelled through or inhabited. Of these zones marked by past violence or agitated by major conflicts, the artist delivers a silent, sometimes mystical image through video and photography.
These moving pictures composed of still shots, often long and devoid of human presence, tell of the impossibility of capturing these abandoned, transformed spaces, imbued with beliefs and strewn with stigma.
In addition to photography and video, my practice incorporates sculpted objects and collected natural materials in order to re-establish, through performative installations, a relationship between man and nature.
The works reinstall and rewrite rituals, on the edge of the sacred, which give stones and plants analeptic power.
The haptic device in Imprint-sculptures is of paramount importance and one of the fundamental characteristics of these object works.
Touch, manipulation and experience shift our perception of the works in unusual ways.
The stone is seen as a catalyst for experience, worked in negative to correspond to parts of the body, while remaining abstract enough to be intuitively recognised.