‘’Moscow Kaleidoscope 2.0’’

KvARTira10 Art Space

How do you communicate what you see?  What did the engraver Jean Deville observe during his trip to Moscow in 1961? How, the painter, Virginie d’Epenoux who has been travelling extensively in Russia since the 70’s sees the Muscovites in the crowd. And what , if any of these observations are present in the  outlook of their daughter and granddaughter, Marie de la Ville Bauge, who finds herself living in Moscow fifty years later. In what way does the art of grandfather, mother and granddaughter speak to each other, and is this a language we can understand? This is the enigma of Moscow Kaleidoscope.

This exhibition is prolonging the Moscow kaleidoscope shown at the French Consulate during summer 2014 where Marie and her grand-father Jean Deville, famous engraver of the 20th century, were walking together with art as their pilgrim stick. They are silently exchanging views about Moscow in the 60’s and today, observing the eclipses of history, obscuring by its dramatic shadows or reveling by light the metamorphosis of the city.

This perception of Moscow though a kaleidoscope is here developed. And one generation is slipping into the story, Virginie d’Epenoux. Virginie, Jean’s daughter and Marie’s mother is a discreetly extravagant painter who developed her own technique of portrait painting on porcelain.


Exhibition is opened from the 1st of December 2014 till the 19th of February 2015