11.2.-13.4.2017

Laetitia Gendre – This is not Versailles

“Back in 1977, a New Mexico judge named Jack Love was reading the funny pages when he came across a Spider-Man comic strip, in which the nefarious Kingpin used a bracelet to track the wall crawler’s whereabouts.” (The Esquire, 2007)
This anecdote about the implementation of electronic tagging – though historically of little importance – illustrates the inextricable link between reality and fiction: a perfect point of departure for Laetitia Gendre, as the main focus of her work is to be found in the friction between the space of the image and the space of the real.

Laetitia Gendre, RGB rules, 2017, Martine’s Lungs, 2017, and She’s got her TV, I got my TV, 2017 (From left to right), 50 x 35 cm (each), Graphite, colour pencil and pen on paper
Laetitia Gendre, Cosmos, 2017, Multifloor Ectoplasm, 2017, and Scissors, 2017 (From left to right), 50 x 35 cm (each), Graphite, colour pencil and pen on paper
Laetitia Gendre, This is not Versailles, 2017, Videostill
Laetitia Gendre, Falcon, 2016, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 46 x 54,9 cm
Installation view, This is not Versailles, 2017
Installation view, This is not Versailles, 2017