Noémie Goudal

Cinquième Corps
February 12 - May 8, 2016
  • Station VI

    Noémie Goudal, Courtesy Noémie Goudal / Edel Assanti / Les filles du calvaire

  • LE BAL

  • Noémie Goudal, Courtesy Noémie Goudal / Edel Assanti / Les filles du calvaire

  • LE BAL

  • Observatoire VIII

    Noémie Goudal, Courtesy Noémie Goudal / Edel Assanti / Les filles du calvaire

  • Observatoire X

    Noémie Goudal, Courtesy Noémie Goudal / Edel Assanti / Les filles du calvaire

  • LE BAL / Martin Argyroglo

  • Observatoire IV

    Noémie Goudal, Courtesy Noémie Goudal / Edel Assanti / Les filles du calvaire

  • LE BAL / Martin Argyroglo

  • Noémie Goudal, Courtesy Noémie Goudal / Edel Assanti / Les filles du calvaire

  • LE BAL_Martin Argyroglo

  • In search of the first line II

    LEBAL_Martin Argyroglo

  • LE BAL_Martin Argyroglo

  • Study on perspective II

    LEBAL_Martin Argyroglo

  • Mur d'inspirations 

    LEBAL_Martin Argyroglo

LE BAL is delighted to present the first monographic exhibition in France devoted to the work of Noémie Goudal. In Cinquième Corps, the three series In Search of the First Line (2014), Observatoires (2014) and Southern Light Stations (2015) will be displayed alongside new pieces specially produced for the LE BAL space.

Noémie Goudal creates ambiguous photo-sculptures by superimposing handmade paper structures on a natural landscape. These architectural (staircases, domes, towers) or cosmic (ellipses) elements are placed against blank oceans or stretches of desert. Looking at these dreamlike shapes, the spectator’s gaze easily discerns the traces of artifice (creases, imperfections, strings, and wires) characteristic of two-dimensional objects designed for the sole purpose of the photograph.

Noémie Goudal explores the sky as a space of re-creation where the human imagination extends infinitely like a fifth body made of ether (or a fifth element).

Her work feeds on mankind’s quizzical gaze at the universe.

Her montages, which are both images and objects, make play with such speculation. Noémie Goudal blurs our points of reference. Her works oscillate between hallucination and fact. They hold the mirror up to modern life with its ungraspable yet contradictory levels of truth.

La presse en parle

" a place where the viewer will be free to wander, explore and get lost—in the gallery and in their imaginations. "
"The revelation of the fiction through the artist’s voluntary highlighting of the two-dimensionality of the image makes these objects even more enigmatic, emphasised too by their direct relationship with the background."

Exhibition organized with the participation Les filles du calvaire Gallery (Paris) and Edel Assanti Gallery (London).

With the support of : Maison Henriot

With the technical support of : PictoCyclopeIrène Production.

Media partners : ArtpressBeauxArts magazineConnaissance des artsMouvementL'Oeil de la photographieParisartPolkaSlashTimeOut ParisTéléramaFrance Culture.

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Film cycle around Noémie Goudal - Cinquième corps

March 8 - May 3, 2016

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Performance by Edmond Russo & Shlomi Tuizer, Bertrand Schefer

Thursday March 31, 2016 - 8 PM

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Concert projection by Vincent Epplay

Thursday April 7, 2016 - 8 PM

Concert by Borja Flames, Éloïse Decazes & Éric Chenaux

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Friday February 19, 2016 - 8 PM

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Sound diffusion by Dominique Petitgand

Thursday March 10, 2016 - 8 PM

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