L'Avancée Lena Long
L’Avancée is a hanging wall dedicated to emerging artists and a way of extending the exhibition space into the living space. During the year 21-22, the Pernod Ricard Foundation is partnering with the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Paris and the « exhibition professions » program. Every month, from October to July, a student is invited to take over the gallery and to accompany his or her display with an exchange with the public.
Eighth episode of our collaboration with the Beaux-Arts de Paris, L’Avancée presents for four weeks the work of Lena Long, a student at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in the Dominique Figarella studio.
Through painting, Lena Long takes into account a pivotal moment between childhood and adolescence that is difficult to define. This passage is replayed endlessly in the frame of the frame, by a matt material and acidulous colors.
« I paint packaging, over decorated cakes, fragile architectures, plastic worlds… Fast food and games are instant and regressive pleasures. They belong as much to the comforting as to the end of the time of men. One oscillates then between tenderness and a bitter-sweet observation. My affection goes to the end of childhood and the beginning of adolescence. It embodies for me the threshold of violence – psychic, economic, climatic. By extracting and appropriating the forces and impulses of adolescence, capitalism regenerates itself. The inflatable, swollen, fluorescent, plastic, dazzling forms are those of this regime. Yet it is also the time of sororities and primaverism. It is these forces and forms that I seek to paint – the place of all these powers. »
On the occasion of the opening, the artist Tristan Brundler will give a musical performance.
Tristan Brundler lives and works in Brussels.
A multidisciplinary artist, Brundler studied at the School of Fine Arts in Lyon and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. He questions contemporary poetry through multiple materials and forms: sound, video, sculpture and installation.
Tristan Brundler makes music the same way he sculpts: by shaping voices, empty landscapes, organic forms, intertwining plastic and vegetation to create places with dimensions that can be trodden on and crossed. He goes through stages of recovery, deconstruction, reassembly and fusion of sound materials. Tristan Brundler’s music meets his sculptural desire: the creation of places, atmospheres and poetry. Oscillating between electronic violence and mental sweetness.
Image: © Sirine Mokdes