Les Sœurs Chevalme / Treebadan

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An exceptional edition conceived with four hands


The Treebadan series is the result of a 2017 immersion in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria, in the company of anthropologist Émilie Guitard of the CNRS, conducted as an investigation into "local knowledge in relation to the city's remarkable trees." Within a sometimes chaotic urban pattern, trees mark invisible boundaries, meeting points dedicated to certain actors of social life while attesting to ancient animist customs. True symbol of a culture based on strong identity polarities, these different species of trees were drawn by each of the two Chevalme sisters, each capturing a particular point of view. Gathered together, juxtaposed, these two drawings (one in red, the other in blue) offer the joyful image of scenes of ordinary life drowned in an imposing vegetation.

The present edition produced by galerie 8+4 is composed of 12 plates and 4 silk-screened texts collected in a box. The edition of 19 copies includes 14 copies numbered from 1/14 to 14/14 reserved for sale.


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40 x 30 cm each print
19 copies
silk screen print on velum paper 270g
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Chevalme (sœurs)

Drawers, painters, photographers and co-founders of the Quartier Général collective, the Chevalme sisters (born in 1981) like to question identity, the weight of history and the shift from one culture to another. These two sisters have both an acerbic look at our society and a form of tenderness for the variety of human genres that they like to celebrate in their offbeat stagings. Discovered in 2011 during the Montrouge exhibition, Delphine and Élodie have been building projects mixing drawings, paintings, photographs and installations ever since.

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