Les Femmes s'en Mêlent : Facts & Fantaisies
Feb 02, 2017 — Feb 25, 2017
Curated by Stéphane Amiel & Marie Magnier
In February 2017, Les Femmes s’en Mêlent festival (LFSM) and Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (LFDC) decided to celebrate their 20th anniversary together. These two Paris-based institutions both develop and defend an original and finally quite similar vision of women artistic expression. For this reason, it only seemed natural for the gallery to host an exhibition on the history of the festival and more broadly, on women iconography in the music world.
The exhibition will revisit twenty years of festival through sound and visual documents along with the exhibition of contemporary artworks and vintage archives in order to explore the history of the event and everything that nurtured it. The audience will have the opportunity to discover concert photographs and artist portraits (Evelyne Coutas, Sarah Bastin, Florie Berger, Renaud Montfourny, Cécil Mathieu, Vincent Ferrané), paintings and drawings (Radenko Milak, Ditte Ejlerskov, LUZ), emblematic artworks of the “rock attitude” (SMITH, Karen Knorr & Olivier Richon, Charlotte Beaudry), text excerpts (Virginie Despentes, Maylis de Kerangas), posters (Hélène Builly, Mylène Lestradic…), articles, magazine covers and rare vinyls.
Between fantasy and reality, the exhibition will be the occasion to go into a pop and female graphic universe through the eye of Les Femmes s’en Mêlent, where rock icons stand alongside anonymous people and tell the subjective and dashing visual story of the female music scene.