The salon H was created with the need to share our favourites, our stances, the ideas and reflections that interested us, sometimes shaking us up, and discovering new talents that touched us in innovative areas such as plastic arts, contemporary creation and thought.
The salon H is an exhibition centre and as much as a place for one of a kind exchanges, it is thought like a 21st century salon and can be discovered like a stimulating space, a link between experiences and new paths.
The salon H was created by Yaël Halberthal and Philippe Zagouri in February 2013.
Former student of the Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Ceramics Workshop of the School of Fine Arts in Bourges, Armelle Benoit has now set up her studio in Durtal, in Anjou. Her research leads her to travel all over the world, meeting artisans who still master ancestral techniques.
At the end of this quest for the origins of art and technics, Armelle Benoit renews this ancient knowledge through her contemporary works. She collaborates with decorators Pierre Yovanovitch, Elisabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti, Marie-Christine Dorner as well as with Gérard Garouste.
All her creations come from questions about the theory of art and the limit between painting, decoration and design.
Kathleen Blumenfeld left for New-York in 1948 where her charisma and strong personality opened the doors of the New York Times and Vogue magazine, where she became a model editor. In 1949, she met Erwin Blumenfeld, star photographer of the peoples of the time. This one falls under the charm of the young woman. Nevertheless, it's the son of Erwin, Henry, that she marries in 1956. Since, armed with her Rolleiflex, she undertakes many experiments in the dark room that she was installed in the basement of their house in Princeton. Personalities from the wolrd of politics, fashion and arts will be in turn fixed by the goal of the Kathleen's Rolleiflex. Theirs portraits exude a mix of haughty assurance and profond humanity enhanced by the mastery of contrasts for black and white and the richess of solid colors.
Filomena Boreckà is a young artist of Czech origin. She studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at Hunter college in New-York. Multidisciplinary artist, she works both large format drawings and volumes in plaster and polystyrene. All of her worksrevolve around the same theme: the breath. Filomena Boreckà invites us to follow a path towards introspection and appeasement, towards a feeling of harmony. She has presented her work in exhibitions abroad like How often you feel your breath... at the Queens College Art center in New-York in 2010, and in France with Oxymorons in the Czech Cultural Center in Paris in 2011. She has also collaborated on collective projects such as the Biennal of Contemporary Drawing with Watch this space#6 in 2011.
Julien Chatelin became a reporter-photographer in 1992 after studying at the New-York University. He began his career by dealing with socail issues in France, then turned to the international and major events that animate the planet. He is interested in the mutations resulting from the fall of the Soviet Union. Then He embarked on many areas of conflict, particularly in the Balkans, Central Asia and the Middle East, focusing his attention on the fate of nations without a state.
Julien Chatelin is co-founder of the magazine De l'air and a former member of the Rapho agency. In 2004, he devoted three years to the realization of a fresco in image of Israeli society: Israel Borderline. In this constant quest of new formal approaches, he produced in 2011, Egyptorama, a road story in the Egyptian semi-desert areas, made in the room, which won the Camera Clara Prize in 2013. More recently, he won the 2nd Architecture Prize of the Sony World Award Pro 2017.
Anne & Vincent CORBIERE
Couple of artists, the duo of Anne and Vincent Corbière created his universe in textile design and furniture. Trained in textile design at the National Workshop of Textile Art in Paris, Anne Corbière sets up her studio in 1993 and collaborates with haute couture houses such as Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, Chanel, Givenchy as well as with big names in fashion and decoration.
Vincent Corbière is trained at the London College of Furniture. In 1992, he presented his first pieces in the Galerie du Passage at Pierre Passebon in Paris. Now, Anne and Vincent work together. Their production has sparked the orders of many decorators, mainly Jacques Granges, Alberto Pinto, Michael Smith... and also private customers and collectors. Their pieces reflect their know-haw combining a variety of materials (wood, metal, fabric, stone, leather, paper and glass).
Christian Courrèges lives and works in Paris. He teaches at Ensad. He creates portraits with subjects who belong to groups more or less formal, sometimes wearing signs and attributes of their function or condition. In 2015, he participated in the first Biennal Photographers of the Arab World Contemporary Institute of the Arab World (Paris) and in 2016, he exhibited at the Photography Biennale of Tianshui (China).
"They are couples. Couples in theory. Or families, small tribes. (…) Like if all these characters were appearing one by one or together in front of us with the insane hope that we will not see that it is not true, that they are not couples, that they just met and that if they are posing, it is to please the photographer, to play pretend.” (Serge Daney, 1992)
A part of the D'days, the Salon H presented: "Science with the eyes of design", work of students'group from ENS Cachan in Master 2 Research Design and Science. Six significant moments drawn from six backgrounds that are embodied in intermediate objects showing lines of research between design and science. They question the fact that the problems encountered by the designer in an unknown environment can be a source of new research.
Artist-makeup, Damien Dufresne evolves in the world of showbusiness, fashion and luxury. He works for Vogue, Elle, Bazaar or for the fashion shows Dior, YSL, Chanel... In 2012, Damien Dufresne exhibited his photographs at Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris. Currently, he lives and develops new projects in China. His approach is unique in that he is at the crossroads between makeup, body art, art direction and photography. The result is captured by the plastic fascination exercised by the creatures he gives us to see, and the feeling of fragility emanating from their disturbing humanity.
Myope by birth, it's at eight that Valentine Estève, with her first glasses, discovers the world. The masses of colors become objects, landscapes and their sensations arise from concrete, precise images. Armed with her pencil, Valentine draws what she sees, what she feels. She studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Valentine Estève practices acrylic painting with which she associates linocut ink. Her creative process is developed in two stages: the color is worked, supported by the emotions and memories of Valentine, then the black ink clings, creep into the colored masses to structur them. From this fusion, powerful and dynamic works are born which aspire the spectator in their tormented universe. These paintings give free rein to imagination and sensations.
Laurent Fiévet lives and works in Paris. Organized into collections or thematic series, Laurent Fiévet's images draw their substance from the worlds of painting, film and photography to work with some of the most iconoic images of our cultural heritage. In 2014, he presented at the Picasso Museum in Paris, his exhibition Carlotta's way. His works offer reflections on the Image and its different way of perception. They are inherently ambivalent and lend themselves to various interpretive registers, and they contain many elements of historical, sociological and political criticism that question the dysfunctions of our individual and collective memory.
Every other month, Wendy Delorme and Isabelle Sorente and their guests meet on stage to read, tell, perform or chant unpublished texts.
Guest novelists, essayists, slam poets, bloggers, performers and poets go first. For an hour and a half, eight guests share their work with the audience, alternating with new talents selected for their bold, rhythmic texts and what they have to say…
Only one rule, for all: five minutes to read what is on your mind on a theme favourable to crossing perspectives and sent out by Wendy and Isabelle.
Past editions :
- #1 « Il faut qu’on parle », october 2012, about what is left unsaid.
- #2 « Chasse à l’homme », january 2013, poor people hunt , online dating, track down of the undesirable and other ways of hunting down.
- #3 « Péché originel », march 2013, narcissistic perverts, bloody capitalism, postmodern romantism and ordinary devourers.
Today, Emeric Lhuisset lives between the Middle East and Paris. He is graduate in art (Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris) and geopolitics (ecole Normale Supérieure Ulm). His photographs are presented in numerous exhibitions around the world, including Tate Modern in London, Centrequatre in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Running Horse in Beirut, the Institute of the Arab World in Paris...
His work is like a plastic transcript of geopolitical analyzes conducted by the artist himself. Diverting the codes, Emeric Lhuisset asks us about reality and its representation. Through his works, everything invites us not to feel "outside" bu involved: so many reasons to say that his photographs contrast with the flow of cold images presented by the major media streams.
Swedish artist, Ulrika Liljedahl lives and works in Paris. She regularly collaborates with architects and interior deisgners, including Peter Marino, Francis Sultana and Michelle Andrews. For 10 years, Ulrika has been creating carpet collections for the Pinton manufacture. She works for haute couture and luxury for which she develops innovative materials and textiles (Christian Lacroix, Alexander McQueen for Givenchy, John Galliano for Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint-Laurent, louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs). Several of his pieces have been exhibited in musuems around the world, including the MoMA in New-York, the Bunkamura Museum in Tokyo, the Museum of Fashion in Paris. Some have joined the collections of the Galliera Museum in Paris and the National Center of Plastic Arts.
"Stillness lasts only the moment of a glance. Everything grows, everything evolves, everything is transformed. When we observe a plant or an object, it's only the observation of the moment." (Vincent Corbière)
Bernard Michel is a visual artist and scenographer born in 1954 in Casablanca. Today, he lives and works in Paris. Bernard Michel collaborates on various projects with the director Klaus Michael Grüber and the painters Gilles Aillaud, Eduardo Arrayo, Lucio Fanti and Henri Cueco.
He developed his thinking around a total art, not limited by the frame of an canvas or the boards of theater stage. Like a director, Bernard Michel will lay the foundation of each work inside the canvas in which his pictorial space will unfold. The color then comes to hit the canvas, invade it gradually, each time in a new form, in perpetual motion.
Milo is a young artist who comes from street art and created a 3D work specifically for Salon H. The art installation is completed with photographs from recent interventions by the artist (invisible Minority Rome Barcelone, Paris 2012, UFP Paris, Berlin Bruxelles 2010-2012)
“Coming from the young French street art generation, Milo is gradually establishing himself with force and poetry in his work.”
“Milo’s characters seem to be defying the gravitation laws by inviting themselves in our urban scenery. For the first time they will invest a closed place for a special event”
Born in Chiavenna, north of Italy, graduates in Foreign Languages and Literatures at Bergamo University, Italy and obtains a Master Degree (DEA) in Multimedia at Sorbonne University in Paris. She studies photography at Atelier Reflexe, independent Parisian school. In 2000, she starts to show and publish her work. In 2007, she moves to New-York where she works as an assitant for photographers and painters while developing her own projects. Selected for many artist-in-residency and international programs, her photography and multimedia work has been presented in numerous solo shows in Italy and abroad.
Pozzoli has been living and traveling extensively since early age. She spends long period of time in New-York, Paris, Barcelona and Milan. Susanna Pozzoli is now based in Paris.
This young artist, passionate with the magic of light, multiplies varied projects, exploring all the possibilities offered by this medium technologically mutating.
Since the beginning of the 2000s Johan SUSTRAC is developing his light designer activity.
He collaborated to the creation of the lights for the MAMO, an art centre inaugurated in Marseille in June 2013 for the Canal Nord Scène Europe project, for the Marseille Dance Festival, for the Marseille light festival, and for the scenography of exhibitions and events like the International haute watch making fair, SIHH, in Geneva, for the René Lacoste exhibition at Roland Garos, at the Fontevraud Abbey for the light trophy at the Noailles train station, and finally as light advice for spaces like Cartier, Repetto, Mont Blanc, Pathé Gaumont.
In parallel he conducts an activity of personal research as a light plastic artist, for example for the partnership between the Beaux-Arts and the ENSAT in Lyon. He takes part in 2010 in the Vestiges “jeux d’ombres et de lumières” exhibition in Paris.
Imagined by the salon H, the BEGINNING exhibition marks an important step in his work, the constraints inherent to the place brought him to push his limits and go even further in mastering the game of light and shadows to question its meaning.
September 27th - December 2nd 2017
June 16th - July 15th 2017
April 19th - June 3th 2017
May 30th - June 5th 2017
November 9th - December 15th 2016
September 29th - October 29th 2016
June 16th - July 20th 2016
March 10th - May 21th 2016
November 27th 2015 - February 13th 2016
April 10th - May 30th 2015
October 2nd - November 15th 2014
Anne & Vincent CORBIERE
November 28th 2014 - January 15th 2015
Drawnings & sculptures
April 2nd - May 24th 2014
June 12th - 17th 2014
December 5th - 23th 2013
June 13th - 23th 2013
May 23th - June 11th 2013
February 21th - 28th 2013
Exhibition presented by the salon H & One Shot Art Paris.
Anne & Vincent Corbière - L'express styles
Anne & Vincent Corbière - AD Février 2015
Anne & Vincent Corbière - Le style et la matière, January 18th 2015
Julien Chatelin lauréat du prix de la photo CAMERA CLARA 2013
D'Days - "Quand le design rencontre la pratique médicale" - Le Journal des Arts n°475, 17-30 March 17th-30th 2017
Ariel Colonomos "La politique des oracles. Raconter le futur aujourd'hui" Albin Michel - Bibliothèque des idées. Le Monde des livres February 14th 2014
Soirée "Il faut qu'on parle" Accélération - Radio Nova October 9th 2013
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