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Isabelle Cornaro, Paysage avec poussin et témoins oculaires (version V) (Landscape with Poussin and Eyewitnesses [version V]), 2012, wood, concrete, found objects. Installation view.

Isabelle Cornaro

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Isabelle Cornaro, Paysage avec poussin et témoins oculaires (version V) (Landscape with Poussin and Eyewitnesses [version V]), 2012, wood, concrete, found objects. Installation view.

Just as some of the best recent French art is made by artists who live or have lived outside France, many of its best exhibitions take place outside Paris, in the provinces, where regional institutions subject themselves to risks that their more venerable metropolitan counterparts are unwilling to undertake. Isabelle Cornaro’s stunning exhibition at Le Magasin is a case in point. Having passed through the École du Louvre before studying with Jean-Luc Vilmouth at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and, through an exchange program, at the Royal College of Art in London, Cornaro carries an artistic passport typical of her generation. And while it does not necessarily distinguish her work to say that it cuts across the media of photography, film, painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation, her way of doing so is absolutely unique.

The exhibition in Grenoble was

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