Into the Woods
The book Into the Woods guides us through the eponymous exhibition at the Galeries Lafayette's "Galerie des Galeries," and at the same time, deepens our understanding of it. The exhibition evokes a phantasmagorical mental landscape through the work of eleven women artists. Painting, sculpture, video, sound and installation art — the techniques are many and varied, announcing a mysterious journey ahead.
The works, with all their implicit fairytale reminiscences and woodland folklore, suddenly appear in front of us like incantations. Seemingly obscure, they offer us a choice of entries into parallel universes where sorcery awaits us. Between suggestions of rituals, a secret cabinet hinting at the Black Arts in the nigredo stages and adding a final touch of alchemy, visitors may lose themselves "in the woods," only the better to rediscover themselves in the end.
Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Sophie Bueno-Boutellier, Susan Collis, Marcelline Delbecq, Mimosa Echard, Alicja Kwade, Maria Loboda, Anne Laure Sacriste, Iris Van Dongen, Jessica Warboys, Anne Wenzel.
Born in 1977, Daria de Beauvais is commissioner of this exhibition, and currently a curator at the Palais de Tokyo Museum in Paris. An independent exhibition commissioner, she also organizes exhibitions and events at the Saint-Séverin Gallery in Paris.