From 10 October until 15 November 2009
apollonia venue

From 10 October until 12 December 2009
Galerie Yves Iffrig

Marc COUTURIER « Demi-lune », 1990 Collection Frac Alsace, Sélestat © All rights reserved

Artist: Marc Couturier

2 exhibitions in Strasbourg :

apollonia venue

12 rue du Faubourg de Pierre F-67000 Strasbourg
Opening on Friday 9 October 2009 from 4 to 6 p.m.,
in the presence of the artist
Exhibition from 10 October until 15 November 2009,
Monday – Saturday 3-6 p.m.

Galerie Yves Iffrig

6 rue des Charpentiers 67000 Strasbourg – New address!
Opening on Friday 9 October 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m.,
in the presence of the artist
Exhibition from 10 October until 12 December 2009,
Wednesday – Saturday 2-7 p.m. and by appointment

Marc Couturier was born in 1946 in Mirbeau-sur-Bèze (Côte-d’Or). He lives and works in Paris.

His works are part of numerous public collections: Pompidou Centre, Paris, National Fund for Contemporary Art, Paris, Cartier Foundation, Frac Alsace… Marc Couturier has also produced many significant public commands.

“In his work, the deductive imagination detached from superficiality pursues combinations of material and objects as if calling upon something where the terrestrial and the heavenly intersect. […] In illuminating the illusion of the world and allowing a glimpse of a superior order, Marc Couturier seems to contradict the properties of certain bodies: expanse, weight, inertia. So, even though the utilized elements exponentially reveal space or light, they partially dematerialize the surface. […] It is less in the plastic quality of a mass, a shape, an object that matters to the artist than the feeling of absorption that these elements can produce. Organized around the invisible presence of a later universe, more transcendent than scientific, they seem to want to go beyond the limits of our physical space to propose an alternative to our so narrow materiality.”

Anne Tronche,
extracts from the catalogue “Marc Couturier” published by Frac Alsace