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RACHEL ROSE

Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
March 13 – May 10, 2020

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What does it mean to be human and how might we rethink our condition?
In five video installations and a series of sculptures, for her first large-scale exhibition in Paris, Rachel Rose explores our relationship to landscape, storytelling, childhood and spirituality, and through these subjects enquires into how we exist within the world.

In her video work, Rachel Rose experiments with a wide range of filmic techniques, from video collages to, most recently, narrative filmmaking. Irrespective of these different approaches, the artist has developed a consistent method of projection and installation to immerse and affect the viewer, thus transforming the whole Fondation Lafayette Anticipations into a physical and psychological experience.

From folklore in 17th century agrarian England in Wil-o-Wisp (2018) to the possible futures put forward by contemporary sciences in Sitting Feeding Sleeping (2013), the artist considers our conceptions of impermanence. Works such as Lake Valley (2016) and Everything and More (2015) imagine alternate sensory experiences – from abandonment in children's stories to zero gravity – that contribute to our understanding of what it means to be human.

Alongside her moving image works, a new series of sculptural objects made from glass and minerals prolongs the artist's questioning of the relationship between animate and inanimate, human and post-human, at a time of radical environmental and spiritual upheaval.

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Courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown’s Entreprise, New York / Rome  
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Courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown’s Entreprise, New York / Rome  
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Courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown’s Entreprise, New York / Rome  
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Courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown’s Entreprise, New York / Rome  
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Courtesy of Pilar Corrias Gallery, London. Photo: Andrea Rossetti  
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Courtesy of Pilar Corrias Gallery, London. Photo: Andrea Rossetti  

The exhibition is temporarily visible online only. Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette has decided to close its exhibition spaces. This measure is effective from Sunday March 15th and until further notice.

CREDITS
© Rachel Rose
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