Some years after her remarkable exhibition Vague scélérate, Dominique Ghesquière (born in 1953, lives in Paris) returns to La BF15 with small works that fit in two suitcases. An exhibition for one evening that delicately sketches the artist’s universe, of which more can be found in this edition, which brings together all of her work.
“Dominique Ghesquière (born in 1953, lives in Paris)subjects objects to the same process that the poet applies to common language. Unlike poetic speech, the result retains the mark of tension between the object and its artistic double because the artist works directly with the material of the world, and not with signs. She creates uncertain, blurred objects, agitated with struggling meanings. They paradoxically claim their being in a form of passive resistance to what they appear to be, to what they are, to what they might be, to what we imagine they are or are not. They move in a freedom that can seem frightening: that of being and not being, to be this and that at the same time. Undecidable, floating, they obey the logic of dreams. By introducing a gap between perception and physical reality, Dominique Ghesquière transports her objects in an imaginary space-time, similar to that of our dreams. In a way, she makes, if the expression is not too strange, the objects’ unconscious surface.” David Pigeret, 2010
édition : Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Bourgogne, Dijon
coproduction : École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (ENSBA) Lyon et Centre d’art contemporain La Synagogue de Delme