This new edition of “Panorama” celebrates the 20th anniversary of Le Fresnoy. Showcasing the various works produced by students and invited artists-professors, the program is curated this year by Jean de Loisy. In this catalogue, writer-in-residence Yannick Haenel draws a narrative thread through the fifty works exhibited, like a novel.
“There are, then, works. Well, that there are works is obvious, just as we might say it's raining or it's muggy. It is not easy to define the fog or the rain, but their effect is undeniable. The exhibition at Le Fresnoy assembles that curious meteorological field in which masses of hot and cold air, dampness, evaporations and reliefs create an entire thermodynamic and the whole defines, not an exhibition, but a climate. That all this takes place in the very intensely poetic milieu of the school makes it fascinating for the curator, who comes along and all too quickly parades his plumage among the artists, the students and visiting teachers. Encouraging, surprised, and sometimes frustrated by the discontinuity of its presence, he watches the process of invention sustained with a depth and a disquiet which is that of those who know they are laying the first stones of an ambitious edifice and that sincerity and interiorisation are necessarily the surest materials for building their future.”
Jean de Loisy, President of the Palais de Tokyo
, July 2017
With Saïd Afifi, Annabelle Amoros, June Balthazard, Charlotte Bayer-Broc, Bettina Blanc-Penther, Raphaël Botiveau, Elsa Brès, Shirley Bruno, Chiara Caterina, Junkai Chen, Pascal Convert, Hugo Deverchère, Olivier Gain, Thomas Garnier, Riccardo Giacconi
, Ewan Golder, Alexandre Guerre, Thomas Guillot, Laura Haby, Yannick Haenel, Vir Andres Hera, Tamar Hirschfeld
, Pang-chuan Huang, Jean Hubert, Hideyuki Ishibashi, Saodat Ismailova, Mathias Isouard, Damien Jibert, Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, Robin Labriaud, Marie Lelouche, Thibaud Le Maguer, Léonard Martin, Ina Mihalache, Txema Novelo, Bruno Nuytten, Andrés Padilla-Domene, Federica Peyrolo, Assia Piqueras, Joakim Pusenius, Baptiste Rabichon, Yann Robin, Francisco Rodriguez, Varun Sasindran, Egor Shevchenko, Vasil Tasevski, Xénophon Tsoumas, Julie Vacher, Pablo Valbuena, Victor Vaysse, Marissa Viani, Jacob Wiener.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, from September 23 to December 31, 2017.