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Louise Bonnet, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer et al.

Dark Light: Realism in the Age of Post-Truths (group show)
Aïsthi Foundation, Beirut
October 2022 – end date TBC

Louise Bonnet, In Bed, 2018, Photo: Lee Tyler Thompson
Louise Bonnet, In Bed, 2018, Photo: Lee Tyler Thompson

Works by Louise Bonnet and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer are on view at the Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, in Dark Light: Realism in the Age of Post-Truths. The exhibition assembles the work of over one hundred artists from the Tony and Elham Salamé Collection, presenting recent acquisitions that question the meanings and functions of figuration in contemporary art. As the very definitions of truth have dramatically eroded in the past few years, many contemporary artists have proceeded to analyse, interrogate, and deconstruct the notion of realism, particularly in the field of painting. Bringing together work from an emerging group of artists and their established predecessors, this exhibition subverts conventional notions of beauty, taste, and propriety, depicting a new humanity that is simultaneously monstrous and angelical, carnal and ethereal. 

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Celeste Dupuy-Spencer

But The Clouds Never Hung So Low Before (publication)

Photo: def image
Photo: def image

Published on the occasion of Celeste Dupuy-Spencer's 2020–2021 solo exhibition at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, the new catalogue But The Clouds Never Hung So Low Before is now available for purchase on the Galerie Max Hetzler publications website. 

In the artist's first solo exhibition outside of the United States, Dupuy-Spencer presented blistering paintings, loaded with a complex mix of iconography, drawn from the real and the imaginary. Included in the catalogue is a supplementary booklet featuring a discussion between Dupuy-Spencer and fellow artist Louise Bonnet.

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Louise Bonnet

The Patriarchy, 2019
now part of the permanent collection of Museum Brandhorst

Image: Louise Bonnet, The Patriarchy (2019), © Louise Bonnet, photo: Joshua White / jwpictures
Image: Louise Bonnet, The Patriarchy (2019), © Louise Bonnet, photo: Joshua White / jwpictures

We are pleased to announce that Louise Bonnet's painting The Patriarchy from 2019 is now part of the permanent collection of the Museum Brandhorst in Munich.