“Dreams-fantasies” by Lauren Pernot. Video installation. 5 May.
Yekaterinburg gallery of Modern Art will feature “Meet the Artist” event and presentation of video installation by a famous French new media artist, Lauren Pernot. Before the opening the artist will conduct a workshop with comments on his project. Pernot will tell about a concept of his art within contemporary art practice.
Lauren Pernot was born in 1980. He lives and works in Paris. The artist works in different media such as video art, installation, object, photography. He graduated from Le Fresnoy, National Studio for Contemporary Arts (Paris), and had a Master’s degree in photography and multimedia, Paris VIII University. Since 2003 he has been holding many successful exhibitions. His personal exhibitions were held in different countries(France, Spain, Great Britain, Japan, China, Finland). Also his personal exhibition will be at Moscow Museum of Modern Art in autumn 2015.
Pernot’s works are located in collections of world-famous museums and funds such as Foundation Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (Germany), INVIDEO Archive (Italy), Fabrica, Benetton (Italy), Antoine de Galbert (France), Ville de Lyon (France), Ville de Clichy, Louis Vuitton (France) and also in private collections.
Dominique Abensour, curator and art critic said, “Heterogenous, inhabited by innumerable constellations of questions, his limits remain undetermined. Rather than clear, distinct zones of knowledge and experience, the artist prefers those of doubt and uncertainty, at the borders of reality and imagination. From the conception of installations to the production of static or moving images, his projects take multiple forms through which he explores the realms of human adventure: life and death, the corners of memory, the dimensions of time, the visible and the invisible. Enigmatic and at times spectacular, his works are fueled as much by current research in anthropology, astrophysics or ecology as by references to film, painting and literature.”