Valérie Hallier - Projects

Défloré(e)s Solo Show

Composed of six site-specific wall pieces, a sound component and a video projection, this new series of work expands on the theme of deflowering (from the French term on loosing one’s freshness) beyond the first sexual act, as it pertains to Eros and Thanatos.

All the pieces are in dialogue and along with the chosen materials, they bring forth contradictions in perception between what is considered cheap versus precious or sacred, attractive versus repulsive, painful versus pleasurable, fresh versus dead, real versus representational.

In-between nature and culture, often human-altered and symbolically potent all over the world, flowers in my work speak of our connection and disconnection with the natural world and with our own human nature, its carnal and finite qualities.


Défloré(e)s Solo Show

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020


Défloré(e)s Solo Show

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s Solo Show

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020


Défloré(e)s Solo Show

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020


Défloré(e)s Story 05

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Story 05
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s Story 05

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Story 05, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s Story 05

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Story 05, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Hanged

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Hanged
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Hanged

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Hanged, detail


Défloré(e)s Story 4

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Story 04


Défloré(e)s Story 4

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Story 04, detail Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.



Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories


Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail

Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail

Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail

Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories


Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s Stories

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s Stories, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s input/output

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s, input/output
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s input/output

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: Défloré(e)s, input/output, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s projection

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: start/finish, video projection
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


Défloré(e)s projection

View of the exhibition at NARS Foundation Project Space, 2020: start/finish, video projection, detail
Photo by Jelle Wagenaar.


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