NOVEMBER 14, 2020 – JANUARY 31, 2021
Julien Langendorff Secret Hell, 2018
Collage, acrylic on paper, 21,5 x 27 cm
Courtesy of the artist

L’homme gris (the Grey Man) explores non-archetypal representations of the Devil in contemporary art. Far from disappearing, his image has simply mutated, showing again his fascinating ability to adapt that has allowed him to pass through art history – and mankind – unabated. While the way in which he slips away, transforms and infiltrates allows him to claim an all-the-more dangerous, powerful or liberating position, it offers artists two possible paths to explore: the empty shell donning a costume as a pure image or an elusive and constant metamorphosis.

Curated by the art historian and art critic Benjamin Bianciotto (author of the doctoral thesis “Figures of Satan: Contemporary Art Facing its Demons, from 1969 to the present day”), the exhibition gathers a selection of works by Alex Bag, Darja Bajagić, Bianca Bondi, Christine Borland, Gast Bouschet, Christoph Büchel, Sarah Charlesworth, Jan Fabre, John Urho Kemp, Ragnar Kjartansson, Julien Langendorff, Élodie Lesourd, Tony Oursler, Andres Serrano, Sindre Foss Skancke, David Tibet, Iris Van Dongen, Gisèle Vienne, Marnie Weber and Jérôme Zonder.