Exhibition by Caroline Desnoëttes
Talk by Hélène Crié-Wiesner
Wednesday 29 January, 7pm
« HAVE YOU EVER FELT A BIT ANIMAL OR VEGETAL? I DO...»
says Caroline Desnoëttes
Hybridization between plants, humans and animals is at the very heart of Caroline's art, as a way to draw attention to threatened eco-systems and endangered species.
In her monumental drawings hanging from the ceiling, Caroline stretches the physical limitations of ink and paper so as to give each piece more volume and freedom to move. Freed from the wall surface, paper flutters and colors come alive.
Caroline Desnoëttes graduated in painting from the Paris Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1987. Her art has been featured in numerous exhibition venues in France, including Musée Rodin, Château de Versailles, Musée de la Nature et de la Chasse, Palais de la Porte Dorée and Tropical Aquarium. Caroline published 37 prize-winning art books, translated into half a dozen languages.
The art presented at the Alliance Française de Raleigh is part of the exhibition "Hybride et Vous" that was first shown at the Musée d'Angoulême in 2018.
Unfortunately, Caroline Desnoëttes won't be able to travel to Raleigh with her art.
Hélène Crié-Wiesner will graciously act as a substitute and present Caroline's work on biodiversity and protection of endangered species.