JOËL DEGBO & THIBAUT DUCHENNE
D'UN VIDE À L'AUTRE
SEPTIEME GALLERY, PARIS, FRANCE
September 12 – October 31, 2020
Joël, generation ’89, grew up in “le 93” before entering the Beaux-Arts de Paris. He paints the heritage of his endangered inner city, bound to future destruction. Thibaut, a farmer for over 30 years in the Oise region, is a self-taught photographer. He photographs the heritage of his endangered agricultural world, deserted by its occupants. D’un vide à l’autre (From One Void To Another), we can still hear the resonance of man’s presence and the traces of his passage. Joël and Thibaut explore time to bring to life the memory of these places that might otherwise die. They use light for this; one, as a point of view, to allow us to renew our gaze, the other, to bear witness to the past, transforming the abandoned into vestige.