Forms Of Oblivion
Les Formes de l'Oubli
December 15 – February 4, 2023
For its second exhibition, Camille Pouyfaucon gallery presents a group show entitled “Les Formes de l'Oubli” (Forms of Oblivion) from December 15, 2022 to February 4, 2023, in its Parisian space at 19 rue Guénégaud, 75006.
The exhibition brings together the work of three young women: Léa Simhony, Laura Garcia Karras and Mercedes Semino, whose artistic practices highlight a meditation on the passage of time and its experience.
Remains of a forgotten past, brought out from the depths of memory, or renewals in the face of absence, the works of the three artists take us into the realm of oblivion. Oblivion rich in forms, as the French anthropologist Marc Augé tells us in his essay of the same name (Marc Augé, Les Formes de l'Oubli, 1998):
“One must forget in order to remain present, forget in order not to die, forget in order to remain faithful.”
Forgetting is therefore an imperative, because it is through it that emerges the memory, and the narrative of a future. Through this exhibition, the works of these three artists can be seen as witnesses of time, recalling a forgotten past, while imagining a future.