Denis Savary

  • Denis Savary
    Maison de poupée
    2008

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    Ostende
    2011

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    Augustes
    2013

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    Etrusques
    2014

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    Jacopo
    2013

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    Charbons
    2014

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    Sambre&meuse
    2010

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    Cheminée (portative)
    2010

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    Neige de printemps (1), 2014
    Silicone and pigment
    79 x 161 x 50 cm

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    Le Mensonge
    Intimités (d’après Felix Valloton)
    2007

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    Loup
    2014
    Bronze

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    Boréale
    2014

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    OZ
    2015

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    Foolishmap
    2015

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    Oyvind
    2015

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    Sans Titre, 2013
    Lead mine on paper
    40 x 40 cm

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    Pool
    2015

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    Qilakitsoq, 2015
    Copper, glass and corian
    Table : 30 x 120 x 50 cm
    Headdress : 12,5 x 25 x 85 cm

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    Frégate
    2015

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    Tunnels
    2015

  • Denis Savary
    Sans Titre, 2007
    Lead mine on paper
    29,7 x 21 cm

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    Otis
    2015

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    Feu d’artifice
    2015

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    Weekend
    2015

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    Sans titre
    2015
    Dessin sur verre

  • Denis Savary
    Sans Titre, 2008
    Lead mine on paper
    21 x 29,7 cm

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    Carrousel, 2005
    Video on DVD
    3’31

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    La Courtisane, 2003
    Video on DVD
    1’58

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    Saint-Martin, 2006
    Video on DVD
    5’55

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    Vaporetto, 2013
    Video
    1’24” (loop)

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    Venise, 2012
    Video on DVD
    10′

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    Carnaval, 2013
    Video
    1’14” (loop)

  • Denis Savary
    Maquette en cire de la Déposition de Croix, attribué à Michel-Ange (Les Mannequins de Corot – Moules), 2013
    Wood, rubber
    48,5 x 24,5 x 22 cm

  • Denis Savary
    Jubilé
    2015
    Fer et peinture thermo-laquée
    203 x 182 x 8 cm

  • Denis Savary
    Rue, 2008
    Print on plywood perforated paper on aluminum
    77 x 120 cm

Denis Savary’s praxis is manifold. It is expressed in drawings, videos and installations as well as set designs and mises en scène, and structured around a complex use of the exhibition and a hectic curiosity. For Denis Savary the drawing is above all a way of collecting images. This time, the procedure calls on our shared memories: in the first compartment the artist has drawn a motif referring to art history, which he has then blurred with blotting paper before reproducing it in the following compartment, rendering it in turn not at all easy to make out, and so on and so forth. In the three dark compartments we can detect a structure, plans, figures, so many projections of our individual museum, in this repetitive system conjuring up as much film and comic strip as the beginnings of photography. His videos flush out possible similarities in reality. No mise en scène is established by the artist. By chance, though, often near his home or place of residence, he will just grasp an instant with a complex texture.

Denis Savary flushes out, in the personal histories of artists who interest him, the details of their strangeness.This almost literary seething mass of references involved and dovetailed is seen in an ever stronger way in the artist’s strange exhibition praxis. The replies he gives to invitations made to him are never ordinary: each time, he constructs a narrative through keywords, playing with his works and very regularly with other artists’ works, which he does not hesitate to incorporate. He thus builds sentences; the exhibition is read like a novel to which the title gives a texture.

Exhibitions