Archives Olivier Masmonteil — La mémoire du passé Past: March 8 → April 17, 2014 For his third solo exhibition, the painter Olivier Masmonteil advances a little more in his chapter “Le plaisir de peindre”. The artist chooses to take possession of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ paintings and, in particular, some commissioned portraits focused on details of drapery and rendering of materials.
Archives Narcisse Tordoir — The Pink Spy Past: January 9 → February 22, 2014 The exhibition The Pink Spy is inspired by Giambattista Tiepolo. Fascinated with the 18th century Italian artist, Narcisse Tordoir starts on a series of large-sized works that take inspiration — both in terms of subject matter and size — from two series of etchings.
Archives Bruno Metra & Laurence Jeanson — ID Past: November 16, 2013 → January 4, 2014 This is the first exhibition of photographic works by the artist duo Bruno Metra & Laurence Jeanson. Called ID, the series question the fragility of individual identity against the diktats imposed by the society of images. They work without any retouch, directly, scalpel scissors, scotch, a artistic surgery emergency performed, reinventing the patient’s identity.
Archives Alicia Paz — Garden of Follies Past: October 5 → November 9, 2013 Akin to improbable gardens, where ancient myths and fantastical narratives intertwine, the new works by Alicia Paz allow us to discover an exuberant flora and fauna, a sumptuous amalgam composed of paint, paper, and found objects. The female figure is the central protagonist in this fictional world, at once mysterious and playful.
Archives Partie 2 : Le corps Past: September 3 → 28, 2013 Galerie Dukan presents Partie 2: Le corps — a group exhibition with Josef Bolf, Folkert de Jong, Amie Dicke, John Kleckner, Olivier Masmonteil, Richard Stipl, Johan Tahon and Alexander Tinei.
Archives Arturo Hernández Alcázar — Present is a Burning Building Past: March 16 → June 1, 2013 “Present is a Burning Building” is the first exhibition by Arturo Hernández Alcázar in France. As a derivative sequence of encounters and reflections, the artist’s works are composed by rests and fragments collected and assembled during those apparently non-purpose drifts articulated with specific contexts: a sort of interference introduced in a specific wave.
Archives Josef Bolf — Forlorn Martyrs Pull A Mirror From The Abyss Past: December 8, 2012 → February 16, 2013 Josef Bolf is one of the most important Czech artists of his generation among others artists such as Jan Šerých, Ján Mančuška and Tomáš Vaněk with whom he created the artist group BJ, active between 1996 and 2002. His generation, which emerged at the beginning of the 2000’s, was also the first to be free from Communist censure.
Archives Olivier Masmonteil — Chapitre 2 : le plaisir de peindre Past: October 16 → December 1, 2012 A l’occasion de sa prochaine exposition à la galerie dukan hourdequin, le peintre Olivier Masmonteil présente ses derniers travaux, une série avec laquelle il inaugure un nouveau volet de son travail, essentiellement consacré au paysage.
Archives Folkert de Jong — The Immortals Past: September 1 → October 13, 2012 Folkert de Jong belongs to an interconnected world which to a large extent shares the same filmic, TV and art references, not to mention the same sets of problems. Vivid as they may be, de Jong’s groups always emanate an elusive melancholy — Sébastien Gokalp.
Archives Switch Past: July 7 → 28, 2012 Switch is an exhibition in collaboration with Galerie Van De Weghe (Anvers).
Archives Closed because of the goings-on Past: May 12 → June 16, 2012 Galerie Dukan Hourdequin presents “Closed because of the goings-on” curated by Narcisse Tordoir (Belgian artist represented by the gallery and advisor at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam for 25 years). Narcisse Tordoir has chosen for this exhibition to gather five artists in residence at Rijksakademie between 2010 and 2012.
Archives Bayrol Jimenez — The Roads of Devotion Past: March 17 → April 28, 2012 The Roads of Devotion is Bayrol Jimenez’ first solo exhibition at the gallery. While radically disparate, his work is driven mainly by drawing. The ease and freedom of his manner have their roots partially in the Mexican tradition of drawing that’s virtuosic and visually imposing, but they also blossom in his extending practice of installations.
Archives Go tell fire Past: February 2 → 25, 2012 Arturo Hernández Alcázar, Benoît-Marie Moriceau and Duncan Wylie, with diverse and complementary practices, observe the economic, politic, social and visual reality that surrounds them. They show a critical position in relation to the system that alienates us and arouse our ability to brutalize it.
Archives Emmanuel Barcilon Past: December 8, 2011 → January 14, 2012 In each work, the reflexivity of the artist’s chosen support — sprinkled with light revelations — parallels the artist’s quest; he finishes by discovering, among the many forgotten strata, the perfect gap, a window within all the colors. His search for surprises yields an opportunity: the fugitive beauty of the being of the painting.
Archives Nicholas Di Genova — Preemptive Evolution Past: November 10 → December 3, 2011 Dukan Hourdequin gallery presents the solo exhibition in France by Canadian artist Nicholas Di Genova. Di Genova has developed a unique practice that is as firmly rooted in the utterly fantastical as it is in the deeply scientific. His depictions of hybrid creatures examine wildlife illustration through a Sci-fi lens.
Archives Colorless green ideas sleep furiously Past: October 18 → November 5, 2011 « Colorless green ideas sleep furiously » est une phrase inventée en 1957 par Noam Chomsky, linguiste et philosophe américain. Dans Syntactic Structures, il l’utilise comme un exemple de phrase jamais encore prononcée par aucun être humain, syntaxiquement correcte mais sémantiquement absurde. Dépourvu a priori de sens, cet haïku fait écho au chaos ambiant.
Archives Richard Stipl — Remembering Disasters Past: September 8 → October 15, 2011 La galerie dukan hourdequin est heureuse de présenter Remembering Disasters, première exposition personnelle en France de l’artiste tchèque Richard Stipl. Il ne s’agit pas cependant d’une rétrospective, l’artiste reprend et regroupe régulièrement d’anciennes installations dans de nouvelles configurations avec leur singularité propre pour chaque lieu d’exposition.