Marie-Fleur LEFEBVRE

Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1982

“The high level of chance and accident in Marie-Fleur Lefebvre’s work makes every one of her installations unpredictable. This fundamental unpredictability affects not only the form of the piece, but the very materials she uses, which include a variety of synthetic substances as well as elements found on site. Processes of wilful deterioration (tearing, stripping away) combine with raw gravity (letting things fall where they may) to produce performative accumulations that border on the abject. Their pictorial quality is what is left, after the artist’s gestures of renunciation, in tatters.

In literary terms, Lefebvre’s vocabulary would be the stutter, the cut-up, the vituperations of a Pierre Guyotat and a Thomas Bernhard. Yet the muck of painting is highlighted (not elevated) by a certain sci-fi levity. Add Sun Ra, then, to Georges Bataille, so that violence can also engender cosmic relief. In all of her apparent disparaging of painting, Lefebvre’s maintains a lightness of touch, so that the mounds of painterly refuse become strangely regenerative, or at least negative enough to refuse complete dejection.”

– Antony Hudek, June 2020 –

2020 . Museum Dhondt Dhaenens . Curateur Antony Hudek
2019 . Central For Contemporary Art . Exposition collective « Resistance » . Curatrice Maïté Vissault . Bruxelles . Belgique
2018 . BOZAR . Exposition collective “Somewhere In Between » . Curateurs : Elena Sorokina, Romuald Demidenko . Bruxelles . Belgique
2018 . «20 Years Nicc – Jubilee» . Exposition collective . Nicc Antwerp . Anvers . Belgique
2018 . THE STABLE . Exposition collective . Curateur Romuald Demidenko . Directeur Joachim Coucke . Waregem . Belgique
2018 . GUEST ROOMS . Exposition personnelle . Curateur Romuald Demidenko . Bruxelles . Belgique
2017 . Galerie Waldburger & Wouters . Exposition collective . Bruxelles Art Week-End . Belgique
2016 . Since fish and painting are maid . Exposition personnelle . Curateur Stefaan Willems . Komplot . Bruxelles . Belgique
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2015 . HISK . Exposition collective . Curator Selen Ansen . Gand . Belgium
2014 . Pourquoi pas de foudre ? Pavillon de Pantin . France
2012 / 2013 . De paso en la tierra . Institut Français . Séville . Madrid . Espagne / Ecoles d’Art . Nantes . France
2011 . Action associative avec des femmes incarcérées . Toulon . Bordeaux . Clermont-Ferrand . France
2011 . Help ! . Collective exhibition . Galerie Premier Regard . Paris . Franc
2010 . Pass-temps . Exposition personnelle . Galerie Premier Regard . Paris . France
2009 . Suco de Caju . Exposition collective . Galerie Menina de Luz . Rio de Janeiro . Brésil
2008 . Parque Lage . Exposition collective . Rio de Janeiro . Brésil
2014 / 2015 . Résidence, HISK, Gand, Belgique
2008 . DNSAP, ENSBA, Paris, France

More information : https://www.mariefleurlefebvreworks.com/

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