In the global context marked by the pandemic, Zohreh Zavareh and Ellande Jaureguiberry participate in a group exhibition organized by the Dohyang Lee Gallery: Or, Encens & Myrrhe.
Gold, Incense & Myrrh is a title that illustrates this idea of generosity from the artists in such difficult times. “Gold” invites us to celebrate together the precious and unalterable place that art occupies in our lives. “Incense” calls us to seek the sublime in ourselves. “Myrrh”, encourages us to look back in ourselves with our own fragility, strength and humanity.
Zohreh Zavareh pursues through installations, drawings, videos and sculptures, the invisible. The constant appeal to words and to its play comes from there: to have a chance to seize things in their fragility. Sowing the silence of interrogation marks, the floating, the indecision which is their – to be this and not be it – can occur then freely.
The work of Ellande Jaureguiberry is most often based on science fiction narratives, poems or myths and shows his interest in forms of language and communication. Through the shy presence of familiar elements from his daily environment and raw materials, Ellande Jaureguiberry seeks to disturb the limits of art and functionality, to erase what limits an object to a function, and conditions both to a space and a thought... Liquid, movement and softness also have their importance because by dispelling the sharpness of the form and the vision, they allow to question this tangible reality that the artist flees.
- Excerpt from the exhibition press release Gold, Incense & Myrrh
Zohreh Zavareh (Iran) is recipient of the Cité internationale des arts TRAME residency program.
Ellande Jaureguiberry (France) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts through the program of the City of Asnières-sur-Seine, France.