In a Sentimental Mood
Named after the song by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, the “In a Sentimental Mood” exhibition offers a journey through every facet of love.
Gathering the work of eight artists from different generations and backgrounds – Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jiri Kovanda, Myriam Mechita, Daphné Navarre, Marylène Negro, Jack Pierson, Alessandro Raho and Jimmy Robert – the exhibition conceived by Vanessa Desclaux explores the experience of love in its universality as well as ultimate singularity.
Through films, installations, sculptures and portraits, the exhibition brings together desire and longing, sensuality and melancholia, using contemporary imagery to express the complexity of human feelings. By drawing on sounds, visual or gestural codes, each exhibit develops a unique approach to exploring the limitations of language in expressing the depth of an emotion.
The exhibition “In a Sentimental Mood” invites visitors to wander through a series of spaces, guided by a constellation of objects and images into worlds where desire, memories and fantasies are reconstructed words of dedication or loneliness uttered, loved and loving bodies glimpsed.
Reinventing the love letter, tapping the poetic possibilities of an object, conjuring a loving embrace – these are some of the ways chosen by the artists to capture the many moods of romantic reverie.