As a rising figure of the Colombian art scene and critically acclaimed at the last Lyon Biennial, Leyla Cárdenas explores reality in a sculptural gesture that aims to spatialize and materialize time. In an act of resistance against oblivion, the artist ingeniously presents to the viewer the disappearance of historical buildings through photographs printed on textile that she unweaved, giving them a third dimension.
Located in Le Marais in Paris, Galerie Dix9 was found in 2007. Hélène Lacharmoise, after initially studying political sciences in Paris, turned to art and specialized in contemporary art
and cinema at Ecole du Louvre and the Sorbonne in Paris. Pursuing a consistent and personal line, the gallery puts the emphasis on the artist’s vision and its relation to the medium used. It is particularly interested in artists who work across disciplines . Following its editorial line, Galerie Dix9 aims to introduce emerging artists to local and international audiences. It has often held their first solo show. It may occasionally promote some mid career artists not represented in France. Their ideas start from the « real », whether treated realistically or not. Their work concentrates on passages and mutations, looking for the past in tomorrow’s world, somewhere between illusion and objectivity, reality and fiction, memories and the forgotten. It’s a matter of duration and time, whether intimate, social or political. And it’s a matter of image and identity, the conditions of its manifestation and perception