Based in Tourcoing in the heart of metropolitan Lille Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains is presenting the 24th edition of Panorama from 30 September to 31 December 2022. This exhibition is the school’s major annual event, and every year it provides an opportunity to discover more than 50 new works in the fields of lens-based imagery, sound and digital art, created by Le Fresnoy artists. Curated by Marie Lavandier and Pascale Pronnier and entitled “De l’autre coté,” this new edition addresses the theme of passage, the ability to see the world differently, from its other side. “The other side is the one to which art gives access, our world but at the same time another one; suddenly inhabited, mysterious, enchanted, revealed...”
- Marie Lavandier
“Both the Panorama exhibition and Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains itself are places where we can enter another world. The thread, the wall, the mirror, the tipping point towards this other side, the spaces crossed, all have to do with art, of course, and with Panorama, a formidable exhibition of works created by students and visiting artist-teachers. Seeing the other side of the world, seeing the world from the other side. In the end, the other side is always in a way the side of the exhibition. It was certainly the side taken by the curators with their unusual rules: not choosing the works, since at the beginning of the adventure these existed only in the form of projects; or the artists, since they were still in training, were artists in the making. Sharing the adventure and the genesis of the works, going some way over to the other side oneself. The other side is also the other life of this former place of festivity and sociability – the cinema, ballroom, concert hall, boxing and wrestling matches that made up Le Fresnoy, which has now become the darkened vessel of works of light, but also and above all this fantastic place which nurtures the blossoming of artists and singular works. Working in the shadows, a benevolent and active host of actors of all types and unparalleled technical platforms are mobilised to enhance these two years of creativity offered to students. The other side is the one to which art gives access, our world but at the same time another world; suddenly inhabited, mysterious, enchanted, revealed: the fire of NotreDame projected on dazed faces; the Tunisian desert animated by giant sponges and ancient singers; the world of prison experienced in a film cut up by the censor’s blanks and a space with proportions strictly similar to those of a cell... The other side is sometimes summoned by dances and trances, healing rituals, but also through the medium of technology whose discretion is the sign of its success. The other side is the spectral figures of light that inhabit the exhibition and speak to us of our other selves, on this side of death or the other: a face floating on the ceiling of the hall, an aged double revealed in the mirror of a pool, the visitor’s avatar gradually transformed into sublime dust, a ghost that has appeared and seems enclosed in a cloud of flowers. The other side is the world of dreams, which is never far away. The world of astronauts and of prehistoric men recreated by algorithms. It is the memory of a beacon on the beach. The other side is also, of course, the one we access by entering the cinema screen, like the one in the projection room at the heart of the exhibition where 29 new films will be given their first showing.
Judith AUFFRAY, Younès BEN SLIMANE, Anna BIRIULINA, Lucien BITAUX, Julia BORDERIE & Eloïse LE GALLO, Ghyzlène BOUKAÏLA, Alice BRYGO, Léa COLLET, Anaïs-Tohé COMMARET, Jérôme CORTIE, Rolando CRUZ MARQUEZ, Bianca DACOSTA, Charline DALLY, Edith DEKYNDT, Guillaume DELSERT, Sarah-Anaïs DESBENOIT, Ana EDWARDS, Justine EMARD, Julián GARCÍA LONG, Yann GONZALEZ & Alain GARCIA VERGARA, Che-Yu HSU, Adam KAPLAN, Elina KASTLER, Lina LARAKI, Lou LE FORBAN, Ange LEMPASAK, Quentin L'HELGOUALC'H, Ethel LILIENFELD, Marin MARTINIE, Gohar MARTIROSYAN, Antoine MAYET, Joachim MICHAUX, Magalie MOBETIE, Fredj MOUSSA, Marcel MREJEN, Norman NEDELLEC, Toshihiro NOBORI, Daniel PENARANDA RESTREPO, Hugo PÉTIGNY, Charlotte POUYAUD, Julie RAMAGE, Chuxun RAN, Sabrina RATTÉ, Ben RIVERS, Julia TARISSAN, Guillaume THOMAS, Kris VERDONCK, Pierre-Lefrançois VÉROVE, Victor VILLAFAGNE, Agata WIECZOREK, Jisoo YOO, Yunyi ZHU