Opening performance and screening start at 8pm sharp, please arrive early.
Angèle Lebert’s new show, Je t’aime Je t’aime, stands at a crossroad. It closes The Cycle of Fuck to open The Cycle of Love of the French visual artist.
In her previous fairy tale for adults, entitled Fucking Adam!, Angèle explored the erotic and ardent relationships of an artist with her models, questioning the underlying theme of power dynamics within couples. Now, with Je t’aime Je t’aime, we are taken towards a new vision: from war & passion towards love & tenderness.
Soapbox Gallery will exhibit new paintings, large-scale drawings, as well as the latest film by the artist. An extravagant and poetic performance by Angèle and her dancers will open the show.
Angèle Lebert is a French artist who currently lives and works in New York. Since the age of seventeen, her work has been a “self-fiction” inspired by her intimate and sexual life as a woman. Both tragic and humorous, her drawings, photography, videos, and performance make up pieces of her autobiography. The range of techniques used is linked to the plurality of time that underlies femininity: childhood memory, adult life, consciousness, unconsciousness. Her work integrates two points of view: one a realistic depiction of her body (photography, video, performance), and the other a fantasy story of her own life (drawings, paintings). Between solitude and encounters with men, her work is an emotional and interpersonal account of a contemporary woman’s life.
Angèle Lebert is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She also has a PhD in Aesthetics of Photography.