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Galerie Rue Sans Fraises : A Moveable Feast 2 : Jean Marc Tingaud : Intramuros


The Galerie Rue Sans Fraises presents a group exhibition A Moveable Feast 2 of whichPatrick Amine is the exhibition curator. Among the artists presented, here is Jean Marc Tingaud with Intramuros.


Jean-Marc Tingaud : Intramuros (2011-2022)

Inner Paris… views from the street… images, signs, traces, relics… ephemeral.

Mirrors of our society, our lives, our customs our individual and collective destinies, our history, our cultures, political and social realities…

The wild posting, this very French exception, invades the streets. Paris, the only capital in the world where the exercise is so widespread, gives us the spectacle of an enjoyable demonstration of libertarian transgression.

Casually… a collection started more than ten years ago over the course of daily journeys, with no other desire or intention than the permanent temptation to discover and be surprised by these little nothings that say it all, with a simple cellphone in my pocket… One image, then two, then three… and finally, a whole series of photographs bearing witness to the realities of the time, in the city where I live. To finally constitute a set of more than two hundred elements, where each image carries within it the traces of a personal history, as in the series  “Interiors”.

From the large format camera to the cellphone, the tools, the practice, the fields of exploration, the formal translation have changed. But it is, despite everything, to continue the same stubborn research, some would say obsessive, knowing full well that it will have an end…

Several questions are asked here that have never ceased to occupy me: that of the “point of view”, that of the scale of the field of exploration, that finally of the standing-out in space, induced by an intention after all quite simple: to go as much as possible to the heart of “things”, to try to go beyond surface illusions to definitively engage in an intimate dialogue between the outside and the inside… yours, mine, ours, theirs .

Speaking more specifically of standing-out in space, also evoking this famous “horse language” of which Raymond Hains, friend of Jacques Villéglé, speaks, well, well!, we find ourselves in lands of connivance with the New Realists, in r(é )asonance also with the Surrealists who liked so much to make us think that we can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear…

Artistic motivations and transmission strategies differ: excision, physical and definitive extraction of the medium for some, virtual borrowing of an image left intact in its context for the other… with the same common playground: Paris.

Jean-Marc Tingaud
Paris, November 26, 2021


A Moveable Feast 2 : Jean Marc Tingaud : Intramuros
Until July 1, 2022
Galerie Rue Sans Fraises
9 rue Française
75002 Paris



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