On show at La maison rouge in 2015, Fatum is the first Parisian exhibition to feature a sizeable selection of works by Jérôme Zonder (born 1974, Paris). For this show Zonder, a virtuoso of drawing, has turned La maison rouge into a labyrinthine sequence in which visitors are invited to move around inside the drawings themselves, which cover the walls and floors. The exhibition thus offers a spatial and mental path through the artist’s concerns. These touch both on technique, through the multiplicity of his graphic practices (always in black and white), and the limits of drawing. Deeply marked by the tragedies of the 20th century and obsessed with the inexorability of human violence, Zonder examines and digs into the history of art and cinema, the violence of history both public and private, and also the fascinating transition from childhood to adolescence. These different narrative registers combine and overlap in a complex body of work which challenges us and queries our relation to representation and reality.
Co-edition La maison rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris – Fage Editions
Authors: Baptiste Brun, Nathan Réra
Published in 2015
Bilingual edition (english/french)
24.0 x 28.0 cm
164 pages, 200 illustrations