Elisabeth Ballet

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  • Exhibition from February 8th to April 22th, 2007
  • Meeting with Elisabeth Ballet and Elisabeth Lebovici, art critic, former journalist for Libération. Sunday, March 11th at 3 p.m.
  • A View of the Exhibition... by Catherine Millet, art critic, writer, editor of Art Press magazine. Sunday, April 1st at 3 p.m.

Continuing its exploration of different contemporary practices in sculpture, Le Grand Café welcomes Elisabeth Ballet from 8 February to 22 April. Recognized as an important artist of her generation, she has been invited by the art centre for a new large-scale solo project.

Look up, see into the distance. At Le Grand Café, Elisabeth Ballet's proposals effectively surpass the architecture; the site becomes a material upon which sculpture works. The seven pieces making up the exhibition function as an ensemble of combinations, of language games, within which the ideas of splitting and repetition are operating. They evoke effort, making reference to the world of work (manual, industrial, intellectual), but also its counterpart, idleness and reverie, as metaphors of the creative process.


Flash, 2007
Polished mirror stainless steel
Variable height x 220 x 178 cm

Les idées, 2007
40 x 226 x 80 cm

Eyeliner, 2007
Variable dimensions

Flicker, 2007
120 x 250 x 250 cm

Lazy Days, 2007
Airbrush, stencil, wooden ladder
Variable dimensions

Petite depression, 2007
Ventilated silk curtain, hand dryers

Eye Shadow, 2007
Video projection
Loop 1 h 03 min 53 s


Born in Cherbourg, France, in 1957. Lives and works in Paris.
Represented by Galerie cent8, Paris.


- Contrepoint III, De la sculpture, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France


- La Force de l'Art, Grand Palais, Paris, France
- Valode & Pistre Architectes, Paris, France


- C'est beau dehors, Galerie cent8-serge le borgne, Paris, France


- Vie privée, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany and Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany


- Vie privée, Musée d'art contemporain, Le Carré d'Art, Nîmes, France


- Schlüterstrasse, Berlin : Le matin, La salle de bains, Lyon, France
- Bande à part, Matt's Gallery, London, England


- Fabrique, public procurement, Orléans, France
- Carrefour du Pot d'Etain, public procurement, Pont-Audemer, France

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