Stéphane Thidet

Dehors

Exhibition   Production    Works    Publication    Biography

Exhibition

  • Exhibition from march 29th to may 18th 2008.

Stéphane Thidet's universe, as enchanted as it is dark, offers up distorted visions of reality. His work suggests some other place, an inaccessible but perceptible fiction that confronts the viewer with a new 'state of affairs'.

His work often relates to childhood, or to popular collective amusements such as funfairs, games (billiards, seesaws), campsites or zoos. It reveals a peculiar loss of innocence and uneasiness that, by the state of permanent tension it supposes, generates a restlessness and a rich internal commotion.

The universe of Stéphane Thidet is like that of Alice in Wonderland. Things and situations escape their customary worldly use in favour of a hybrid reality that sets up the interplay of overlapping readings.

"Dehors", Stéphane Thidet's solo exhibition at Le Grand Café designates a projected space, a fictional territory, but with the paradox of proposing an 'outside' to which entrance is refused.Stéphane Thidet's universe, as enchanted as it is dark, offers up distorted visions of reality. His work suggests some other place, an inaccessible but perceptible fiction that confronts the viewer with a new 'state of affairs'.


Production

Sans titre (le terril), 2008
Black confettis, 2 tonnes,
Approx. 6,00m diameter x 2,20 m high, 

Sans titre (le portique), 2008
Steel, altuglas, swing, rings 
4,50 x 2,00 x 2,80m, 

Wildlife, 2006-2007
8 digigraphies, wood frame
45 x 60 cm

Sans titre ( Veut dire qu'il pourrait très bien, théoriquement, exister au milieu de cette table [...]), 2008
Pool, various materials, 4,00 x 2,00 x 1,80 m,
Production Le Grand Café & Galerie Aline Vidal 

Works

Du vent dans les champs, 2005
Vidéo loop, 2'34"
Collection of the artist


Publication

ACTE I
monograph
A co edition Le Grand Café (Saint-Nazaire), Le Lab-Labanque (Béthune), Le CRAC Alsace (Altkirch) and Aline Vidal gallery (Paris)
ISBN : 9782951817968
20 euros

Texts by Jean de Loisy, Georgina Tacou and interview between the artist and Valérie Da Costa


Biography

Born in 1974.
Lives and works in Aubervilliers, France.

Solo shows

2007 

- Les rives du Pédiluve, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France (with Julien Berthier)
- Dernier ticket, Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris

1997

- Lost Photos, Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague, NL

Collective shows

2007

- Selest'art 07, Biennale d'art contemporain de Sélestat, Sélestat, France
- Le printemps de septembre, Toulouse, France

2006

- Étranges Fictions, Schloss Agatenburg, Germany
- La position du tireur couché, Le Plateau / FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris
- Guet-apens (Curator) - La Générale, Paris

2005

- Trickle Down, Burlington, USA

2004

- May prophecies, Home Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2003

- We don't play, Ménagerie de verre, Paris

2002

- L'art c'est secondaire, ensba, Paris

2001

- Beijing Bang Bang !, Beijing, China

2000

Comédie, (MIX),Paris

1999

- Opéra, mémoire vive/mémoire morte, (with A. Pou, J. Berthier), Public, Paris
- The War Game, (avec A. Pou),  Nathalie Obadia gallery / ISEA 2000, Paris
- Jungle with J.L. Vilmouth, Milwaukee -USA / Caisse des dépôts, Paris
- Sur Météor, Purple Institute, RATP Météor, Paris

Stéphane Thidet is represented by Aline Vidal gallery

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Aline Vidal gallery

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