Galerie Fontana is delighted to participate in the 5th edition of a ppr oc he with the work of Ilanit Illouz.
Un salon dédié à l'ex pér imentation du médium photographique
DATES & OPENING HOURS
12 Nov-14 Nov 2021
Friday 12 November 13.00 – 20.00
Saturday 13 November 13.00 – 21.00
Sunday 14 November 13.00 – 18.00
Ilanit Illouz’s work on images is permeated by the question of narrative, always approached through the out of frame or the ellipse. Her work develops photographic and mechanical reproduction processes that are sometimes unprecedented, like many temporal operations. She relies on processes that respond to the repeated work of surveying, investigation and observation, which re- veal as much as they erase, where memory is physically put to the test. Her works reflect on social, political and economic history, on traces and disappearance.
For a ppr oc he, Ilanit Illouz presents Les Dolines, a project based on long-term research into natural elements and proposing an experimental photographic study of a territory lo- cated in the Judean desert, between Jerusalem and Jericho, near the Dead Sea. The drama- tic drying up of the lake has transformed the region into a lunar landscape, eaten away by salt. The salt is gathered from the desert floor and used by the artist in her studio to fossi- lize her prints and lend them a sculptural quality. It is both an image and structural com- ponent and makes the work glisten as well as setting it, recalling the living nature of this mineral material as well as its hieratic beauty, and suggests a landscape to be contemplated
as well as an ecosystem under threat.
A 2005 graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy, Ilanit Illouz recently exhibited at the Institut pour la Photographie de Lille and at the CRP/ Centre ré- gional de la Photographie Hauts-de-France. In 2018, she was one of the winners of the “Flux une société en mouvement” public commission by the CNAP. In 2021, she received the public vote for the Louis Roederer Discovery Prize at the Rencontres d’Arles.