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Art Gallery Heterotopia ” l’autre lieu “

Heterotopia Art Gallery ” l’ autre lieu “

The idea of creating a space to showcase my work came up during the last lockdown because of the Covid pandemic.
Having remained in France, blocked in my travels, I realized that I had many finished artworks, stored without being able to present them and I need to present them in the new Gallery, HETEROTOPIA ART GALLERY.

Heterotopia Art Gallery is an innovative contemporary art space that offers a unique combination of traditional and modern exhibitions. Through its exhibitions, the gallery challenges the traditional ways of seeing art, while also exploring the relationship between art and other disciplines. With its diverse range of artists, the gallery provides a platform for creative expression, experimentation, and collaboration. Heterotopia Art Gallery is an exciting new space that is sure to inspire!

Since  2018, I have imagined a presentation space in the extension of my art studio in Lesquerde in France.  There have been many issues with the supply of materials and I had to shop for tiles or reuse tiles from the wood shelters because covid and the war in Ukraine.

summer 2022  first presentation

The art gallery Project

Heterotopia art gallery ” l’autre lieu ” name is a new idea to present art in a new paradigm .

Here, art  is outside , in the middle of nature, out of the context of the classical art gallery, assuming special conditions of presentation, protection, conservation of works according to climatic and environmental conditions.

Heterotopia Art Gallery is the perfect place to explore new and exciting works of art. From traditional to modern, the collection is vast and diverse.

As a gallery, it is dedicated to exhibiting and promoting a wide range of artistic styles and forms. By providing a platform to view and discuss art, Heterotopia Art Gallery encourages creative dialogue and exploration.

Through its exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, it helps to foster a greater appreciation of art and its role in our lives. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, Heterotopia Art Gallery provides an excellent opportunity to discover something new and to be inspired.

Come and explore this unique art gallery and find out why it is the perfect place to unleash your creativity.

“Heterotopia ” was fashioned on ancient Greek words  τόπος  ( location ) and ἕτερος ( other ) by the french phylosoph Michel Foucault ( 1926 -1984 ). The phylosophe theorized the word heterotopia in his work ” des espaces autres “, 2004 Gallimard edition .

The term of Heterotopia is defined by a material positioning of Utopia: they are tangible places housing the imaginary like the children’s cabanne, a theatre, an artistic place.

It can also be a closed space, set aside (retirement home, asylum, cemetery). In a common way, the space used is intended to host a type of activities such as sports stadiums, cult leix, museums.

extract text Michel Foucault :

    In a lecture given in March 1967 to the Cercle d’études architecturales de Paris 1 , Michel Foucault proposed the term “heterotopia” to reflect on ”  absolutely different” spaces (2009, p. 24) whether they are initiatory, transgressive or stimulants.

 Sometimes these elsewhere coincide with institutions and acquire a collective character, sometimes it is individuals who discover them for themselves, so that heterotopias can have a public character (recognized and offered to all) but also exist . at the discretion of each, with “always extraordinarily varied forms” (Ibid., p. 25).

Recent research enabled us to observe how edifying it could be, for people of all ages, to invest spaces that are sometimes marked, sometimes hidden, sometimes unsuspected and conducive to expressing something of their sensitivity, whether it be reflexive, protesting or creative. We hypothesize that the concept developed by Foucault can be enlightening to understand the nature and the role of these singular places that participate in education and training. After having presented the concept of heterotopia in Foucault, we will begin by showing the role of these space-times in the “becoming oneself”, in that they allow appropriations, disputes and inventions. From this analysis, we will question ourselves on the paradoxical complementarity of heterotopia with the institution and we will propose a typology of the different ways of making use of these heterotopias for education and training. Between the collective and the individual, between the institutable and the unsituable, it will thus be a question of proposing avenues for reflection on the way in which heterotopia finds meaning in our contemporary societies as well as with individuals.

Exemple Heterotopia in picture

First collective exhibition :

Léa Ducos  may 31th to june 25 th