‘Shamans, Shrines, Scarecrows’
Photo Days presents for the first time in France an exhibition by the internationally renowned English artist duo, Jane and Louise Wilson.
Known for their theatrical installations combining photography, video and sculpture around environmental themes, Jane and Louise Wilson are presenting an exhibition at the Sorbonne Artgallery which is the culmination of work carried out over the past two years during residencies on Gapado Island in South Korea and on the island of Ise in Japan, which they make dialogue with an old series carried out in 2010 in Chernobyl.
The Wilson sisters are particularly interested in the impact of man on the planet, and in particular what happens when a place, felt as inaccessible, becomes an object of desire and control, only to be abandoned to the forces of nature and the environment, which reclaim their rights and regenerate themselves.
Fascinated by the subconscious, these twin sisters create strange, hallucinatory and psychedelic images, provoking visual shocks made of the contrasts of materials (mineral / organic) and environments (land / sea, nature / architecture), mixing the beauty of the nature with the abandoned architecture and chaos of some sad historical sites.
This artist duo, which was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999, has since been exhibited in major museums around the world (Metropolitan Museum, Getty, Tate, etc.).
Jane and Louise Wilson : I’d Walk with You, But Not with Her
Sorbonne Artgallery . Paris 5e
Exhibition produced with the support of Fluxus Art Projects
Photo Days Paris
From November 1 to 30, 2021