Véronique Joumard

Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac

Light, in all its ramifications, is a primary subject of Véronique Joumard’s sculptures and installations—light sources and related paraphernalia, such as heat- and light-sensitive surfaces. She also pursues an art-historical endgame based on the readymade and on Minimalism’s laboratory aesthetic, while simultaneously looking for a softer vision of the electronic age’s omnivorous consumption of “all imaginable things,” to borrow a phrase from Yeats. The objects in her exhibition at Le Crédac, “Solarium and Other Pieces” (from 1985 to the present), as well as her occasional photographs and videos, reveal an intuitive, antisensationalist sensibility similar in spirit to Yeats’s search for “an image, not a book.” Reflecting Surface, 2003, a piece of shimmering gray reflective fabric stretched like a monochrome canvas, is hung opposite Echo, 2001, a halogen lamp above a stairway set to flash

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