horizons, Etel Adnan, Lévy Gorvy gallery Paris, 2021. Photo: Arthus Boutin

It is a passage that only true connoisseurs of the Marais frequent, and yet it is here that Dominique Lévy decided to open his Parisian gallery.

Associated with Brett Gorvy with whom she already manages three locations in New York, London and Hong Kong, the gallery owner of Basquiat, Calder, Koons, Soulages... wanted to place her activity in this large space, which she nevertheless wishes to be "intimate".

A place, designed by Jean Nouvel and the architect Luis Laplace, which once hosted the art collections of Claude Berri or the Saint-Gobain company, and which the chocolatier Valrhona wanted to invest in.

horizons, Etel Adnan, Lévy Gorvy gallery Paris, 2021. Photo: Arthus Bouti

Why this choice ?

Because since Brexit, Paris and more particularly the Marais have finally reaffirmed their importance in the contemporary art market.

Dominique Lévy knows that attendance at galleries by collectors has suffered a drop of 70 to 80% since the start of the pandemic but that, on the other hand, a sign of the times, Instagrammers and other Tik-Tokers are increasingly invading exhibitions and promote art dealers via social networks. Hence the idea of ​​settling in an area very popular with these influencers.

What is funny is that this youth has become infatuated with nonagenarians such as Günther Uecker, who was the subject of the first exhibition at the Lévy-Gorvy gallery and Etel Adnan who has been exhibiting in this same place since January 30 and this until March 20.

horizons, Etel Adnan, Lévy Gorvy gallery Paris, 2021. Photo: Arthus Bouti

This new exhibition brings together around the works of this Lebanese-American poet, painter and philosopher with a style close to that of Nicolas de Staël, the work of Simone Fattal, Nancy Haynes, Eugénie Paultre, Ettore Spalletti, Paulo Monteiro, Joan Mitchell, Christine Safa , Ugo Rondinone and Agnès Mart.

Young artists selected by Etel Adnan herself and whose works resonate with hers through their soft and vibrant chromaticisms.

In two words, a soothing simplicity, praised by the curator who, as a true queen of minimalism, has the motto: “When there are not too many things, you observe even more what little there is”.

Etel Adnan, horizons until March 20, 2021
Lévy Gorvy Gallery
4, passage Sainte-Avoye, 75003 Paris
From Tuesday to Saturday 10AM - 18PM
Tel: +01 58 80 82 40 XNUMX

Text: Katia Barillot

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