It is an exhibition with a bold theme that opens in a few days in Paris…
Clémentine Despocq, “Discover this breast…”, 2013, silver, gilt silver, brass, eggshell, cultured pearls, garnets. Photo: Art’s Advice Agency
Away from more traditional exhibitions and tackling the themes of levity and frivolity with a certain panache, the Parisian gallery Paul-Louis Flandrin will soon present the event “Les bijoux indiscrets” inspired by Louis Diderot’s eponymous libertine novel. Yes, the author of the Encyclopaedia also had secrets…
Sébastien Tixier, Untitled, 2015, Print from Polaroid negative. Photo: Art’s Advice Agency
The novel, a satirical critique of the court of Louis XV, also shows by its modernity for the time that many things have not changed at all… And our 21st century still makes excesses resound to the highest summits.
When an ancient frame that has lost its attributes of prettiness is re-used… Galerie Paul-Louis Flandrin, Ring-Mirror, gold, mirror. Unique piece. Photo : Art’s Advice Agency
Between a cabinet of curiosities, photographs and contemporary jewellery, the gallery will offer a tribute to the book through pieces by Clémentine Despocq, Claire Wolfstirn, Sébastien Tixier, Guillaume Schneider and the antique dealer who hosts the exhibition: Paul-Louis Flandrin.
On the evening of the opening, the writer Elizabeth Carpentier will animate the evening by reading extracts from Diderot’s novel and his contemporary erotic texts. What a programme!
Guillaume Schneider, The fragile strangeness of identity. Print on Harman paper. Photo: Art’s Advice Agency
See you at the Galerie Paul-Louis Flandrin, rue de Grenelle, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris from 17 June to 23 July. No doubt it will be worth the diversions!
See you soon!