3ème tour, musique d'une campagne

3ème tour, musique d'une campagne

French electoral campaign for the presidency: Duboys Gallery gives "carte blanche to five artists". Stories of this campaign in "3ème tour" ("3rd ballot, music from a campaign"). Opening May 12, 2012.
10 May - 23 June 2012

"3ème tour, musique d'une campagne" (3rd ballot, music from a campaign)
La Galerie Duboys gives "carte blanche" to:

Stéphanie de Rougé, photograph,
Frédéric Bourret, photograph,
Raoul Hébréard, artist plasticien, 
Andrey Zouari, artist plasticien,
Oakone, street artist.

The teams of the candidates to the 2012 presidential election busy themselves and fight each
other; at the same time, the Duboys Gallery gave carte blanche to five artists enabling them to
give way to their impressions during this campaign. Works which are far from the biased
speeches, born in the middle of urgency and in the unknown result of the poll, works meant to
question our world and its present times. These are images put to a halt like freeze frames while
giving another perspective of the event.
The Duboys Gallery as an artistic accomplice commits itself by the side of these five artists.

Frédéric Bourret: a French photographer, born in 1973, trained in New-York. He lives and works in Paris.
“The media agitation is at its climax for this presidential election, polls after polls, figures against
figures, the newspapers over feed us with information. We are seated among ten orchestras which play
their scores as noisily as awkwardly…The project “Music for a campaign” initiated
by the Duboys Gallery is an artistic note in this hostile landscape.” F. B.

Raoul Hébréard:
  a French plastic artist  born in 1948, who lives and works in Toulon.
“The artist is always tempted to observe and take notes on the world which surrounds him in order to
translate it later on through the filter of his artistic concerns.” R. H.

Oakone: a French street artist, born in 1976, who lives, works in Paris and tags all around the world.
“For me, street art is a little like making a political campaign : I place my Streets Totems in the street in
an anarchic way and within the boundaries of lawfulness... just like the candidates’ posters…
My only promise, that I am sure to keep, is to show some art to everyone, in liberty, equality and fraternity…truly !!!” O.

Stéphanie de Rougé: a French photographer, born in 1976, who lives and works in New-York.
“Shooting in New York a Paris story, this is the in between where my art grows.” S.dR.

Andrey Zouari: a French photographer born in 1985 in Stockholm, trained in Lausanne. He lives and
works in Paris.
“Here I am, just like a candidate, my assembly will be an orchestra
and my governing a piece of poetry.” A. Z.

READ the curator's interview by le Mag Darqroom