La Galerie Rouge presents the exhibition of Emmanuelle Bousquet, Haute Couture.
Emmanuelle Bousquet, is a photographer and video artist, who has used her body to talk about femininity since the start of her career. Coming from a family of couturier, Emmanuelle’s work often confronts fabric with flesh in her images, and goes so far as to sew her own body in this series. Through a world of magic, sometimes black, and following her personal journey, the artist works on the different periods of a woman’s life: childhood, adolescence, body transformations, the link to a sister, the twinning, motherhood, life, death. She is also interested in the gaze on women: from young girls to adolescents and women who see their bodies change, Emmanuelle Bousquet reveals here a body between metamorphosis and statuary. The titles of her series for fifteen years, allow us to retrace a tumultuous and yet poetic journey Troubles, Illusion, Murmures, where she shares with us her inner disorder full of questions through her images, blurred, in motion, sucked in by a ghost. or those of spectral teenagers, immersed in an atmosphere halfway between fairy tale and darkness. Her series Statues, Stigmates, In fetu, tell the story of the adult woman, who transcends her fears in art. In 2020, the artist set about sewing on her prints, and exploring a subject that seems to be linked to fashion, Haute Couture, and to her family origins, as she descends from a line of couturiers. She reveals to us in reality behind this title, images of bodies sewn by hand where the silhouette of the woman is transformed to become a mythological figure.
In 2018, Emmanuelle Bousquet’s work was presented at La Galerie Rouge (formerly Galerie Agathe Gaillard) in a monographic exhibition entitled Ombres et lumières. In 2020, she exhibited her Stigmates series at the Maison des Consuls, Eygalières and Galerie Daltra. Her work is part of the Maison Rouge collection and has been exhibited at the Yvon Lambert Foundation.
Emmanuelle Bousquet : Haute Couture
April 2 – June13, 2021
La Galerie Rouge
3, Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe