[solo exhibition]

La Terrasse, Nanterre, France

February 15, 2019 - May 25, 2019

RaphaŽl Dallaporta

curated by Rťmi Labrusse

La Terrasse espace d'art
57 boulevard de Pesaro
92000 Nanterre

Feb 15 - May 25

opening reception: Friday, Feb 15, 6 - 9 pm

La Terrasse espace d'art is pleased to present 'Ventre' [Womb] by RaphaŽl Dallaporta, an invitation to weave poetic links between prehistoric fragments and the technological heritage that projects man outside the cradle of the Earth.

The exhibition is curated by Rťmi Labrusse, art historian and professor at the University Paris Nanterre.

Following methods of archaeological surveys, the artist proposes photographs, videos, texts and objects which are the traces of his own discoveries and immersive experiences. The semi-underground exhibition space of La Terrasse offers by analogy to the cave a matrix atmosphere, that which can constitute a place of art today.†RaphaŽl Dallaporta was the first artist to win the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc photography competition.

'Ventre' is conducted in collaboration with various institutions and research teams, such as the Space Observatory of the French National Center for Space Studies (Cnes), the National Archeology Museum of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the composer …ric Cordier, the archeologist Miguel Biard, the art historian Rťmi Labrusse and the writer Philippe Vasset.

We wish to thank the Space Observatory of the National Center for Space Studies (Cnes) and the National Archeology Museum of Saint-Germain-en-Laye for their kind assistance and the loan of objects for the exhibition.

Tue-Fri 12-6 pm, Sat 3-6 pm. Free admission.

100 m from Nanterre-Prťfecture station (RER A), exits 2 and 3
Bus 163, 160 and†259
50 m from place Nelson Mandela