La Part manquante [The Missing Part]
Jean-Kenta Gauthier Vaugirard
4 rue de la Procession 75015 Paris
Opening: Saturday 20 January, 16h - 19h
Hours: Wed - Sat, 2 - 7 pm
Raphaël Dallaporta's sixth exhibition at the gallery, The Missing Part brings together new and previously unseen works which, through sculpture, drawing, photography and installation, invite us to consider this "thing [that] always eludes us", according to the words discreetly inscribed by the artist on the back of The Center of the World (2024). Presented alongside works produced over the past two decades, these contemporary vanitas remind us that twenty years ago, Raphaël Dallaporta was already exploring this genre through an inventory of anti-personnel landmines. Continuing his meditation on our relationship with the movements of the world, and nurturing a link with astronomy and our conquest of knowledge, the artist once again invites each viewer to consider his or her place in the world and its history, and informs us about our own trajectories.
Raphaël Dallaporta's work questions our relationship with the world. With the help of researchers in a variety of fields, Raphaël Dallaporta creates dispositives that invite contemplation through photography, drawing, video, sculpture, installation and books. Often referring to thinkers from Antiquity or the Renaissance, he establishes links between history, science and the arts, to consider the relationship between progress and our own evolution. Winner of the ICP Infinity Award in 2010, the Foam Paul Huf Award in 2011 and the Niépce Award in 2019, he was a resident at the French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici in 2014-2015. Raphaël Dallaporta is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books, most of which were produced with Xavier Barral and Gwinzegal. His work can be found in various institutional collections, including those of the Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, the Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne, the Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the New York Public Library. Born in 1980, Raphaël Dallaporta lives and works in Paris.