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Fri, 30 Sept


Hotel Moxy Mariott

Around Video

The Bacqueville gallery is pleased to present a selection of films by Gautier Deblonde: 3 fascinating portraits of contemporary artists at work (Ron Mueck, Giuseppe Penone and Michel Nedjar).

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30 Sept 2022, 14:00 – 02 Oct 2022, 19:00

Hotel Moxy Mariott, 3 rue Jean-Bart, 59000 Lille, France


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From September 30 to October 2, 2022.

Hotel Moxy Mariott, Lille

For this second participation in Around Video Art Fair, the Bacqueville gallery is pleased to present a selection of films of artists at work written and directed byGautier Deblonde. We will discover there  Still Life: Ron Mueck at Work, devoted to the British artist, as well as two films dedicated to Giuseppe Penone and Michel Nedjar. How fascinating portraits of artists who have each marked the history of contemporary art, filmed in the midst of the creative process. 


Still Life: Ron Mueck at Work

A small studio in London. An impression of great disorder mingles with the intimate conviction of being in an exceptional place. Ron Mueck, secret artist, rarely accepts visitors and a meeting with him does not leave you indifferent. His discretion does not hide his great sensitivity for long. For two years, Gautier Deblonde regularly filmed the artist during the production of three works for the new exhibition dedicated to him by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in April 2013. Seeing Ron Mueck at work intrigues, impresses and surprises. His sculptures, few in number, all represent men and women whose expressions are familiar to us. They are those of everyday life: a disturbing realism in the service of a deeply moving art.

It is not a question of learning the artist's techniques and know-how, but rather of finding out why his creations meet with popular success in the most prestigious museums in the world. The film invites us to understand what they tell us and to share our feelings when faced with an original representation of the human race.

HD film, 48'03'', 2013. With the support of theCartier Foundation for Contemporary Art.


Giuseppe Penone is a contemporary Italian sculptor, his work is associated with the Arte Povera movement. Born in 1947 to farmer parents, he cultivates a strong bond with the land, the seasons, the cycles and the plants.

It is in the wood of Giuseppe Penone that we decided to work. It is an open-air workshop, in the Italian countryside. He offers us actions, a reflection on his work, a way of reconnecting with nature, a leitmotif that runs through all his work.

HD film, 9'15'', 2020. Produced with the support of the Fondation des Artistes and the CNC.


Michel Nedjar is a French experimental sculptor, draftsman and filmmaker born in 1947 in Soisy-sous-Montmorency. A protean artist discovered by Jean Dubuffet, he is the most exhibited and published living raw artist.

It is in his studio Saint-Martin in Paris, which he considers his fundamental work, that he receives me. This is where he creates his wax drawings and his famous fetish dolls.

In his studio, Michel Nedjar is elsewhere. It is his universe, his worksite, his life, his existence. It is his fundamental subject.

4K film, 9'50'', 2021. Produced with the support of the Fondation des Artistes.

Around Video Art Fair

From September 30 to October 2, 2022.


Opening: Friday, September 30, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday: 2-7 p.m.

Sunday: 2-6 p.m.

Hotel Moxy Mariott

3 Rue Jean-Bart, 59000 Lille (France)

Image: Giuseppe Penone © Gautier Deblonde

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