A PPR OC HE 2022
For this new edition of A PPR OC HE (November 10-13, 2022), Galerie Eric Mouchet is delighted to collaborate for the first time with the French artist Matthieu Boucherit. For several years now, Matthieu Boucherit has been developing a series of visual strategies which aim to deconstruct our intimate relationship with images. He points out the ideological background and the power relations power relations that are lodged in them. At the crossroads of different media – painting, drawing, photography, text, video, installation – and in a plastic vocabulary often inspired by the photographic medium and equipment, his work insists on the need to reinject a critical distance to what is generally imposed on our gaze. He overlays technical issues with narratives related to memory, doubt, vulnerability or even media, political, economic and social processes. Between historical archives and contemporary news, Matthieu Boucherit operates through filters, subtractions and displacements, in order to find a place for himself in this minimal gap that exposes the real.
The different works presented for the A PPR OC HE fair weave links between a history of reproduction techniques (gelatine silver bromide on glass, silk-screen printing, analogue and numeric processes) and the repetition of motifs. In collaboration with the chief of orchestra Mehdi Lougrahida, the PROVA project engages a reflection on the representation of power, notably through the analogy between the head of state and the head of orchestra. With this project, Matthieu Boucherit makes us aware of reversibility, of the possible shift from authority to authoritarianism and proposes a story of looks, fragility, manipulation, as well as the visible or invisible repercussions of the prescriptive gesture on our bodies.
a ppr oc he
Le Molière, 40 rue de Richelieu, Paris 1
From November 10 to 13, 2022
// Press release
// Matthieu Boucherit