Ange leccia: La Deraison du Louvre.2006

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Video artists always were trying to communicate with many different ways involving video technology. This category, which Ange Leccia works, a theatrical video performance or video installation consistently used by the artist since the early 1980s and has been developed into more elaborate forms of video communication works.

Leccia's art career took of 1980's.He created installations employing different material, from imaging and media equipment (projectors, televisions etc) to modes of transport (cars, planes motorcycles.) have included a gallery filled with police motorcycles; a face off of bulldozers outside of a neoclassical building; a nose to nose Concorde jets at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Following this, Leccia's focus towards video installations for which he employed the same beautiful visual language, whilst pitching disparate cinematic images or element against each other. Ange does not to try to approach art from new aesthetic or philosophy but prefers to confront the stories of conceptual art and formalism from a subjective, emotional point of view.

"My work is doubtlessly nostalgic, poetic…. I am willing to accept these terms occulted by the neo-conceptual, post-Duchampian heritage… but I've also been able to make austere pieces. There has always been a combination in my pieces between a cold and minimal external aspect, with a subjective…warm…emotional element "Ange Leccia, Purple Prose 13,1998.

La Desairon du Louvre has been special edited for the 12-screen set up at sketch and invites the viewer to experience the atmosphere of the museum by night. It follows Casta's, increasingly emotional responses to the artwork she faces as she wonders through the quiet galleries. By revelling her powerful reactions, Leccia reminds the viewer to go beyond tourist passivity to confront the sensual experience of painting.

From the beginning, two different orientations could be observed in her work, in one hand the use of tow icons; Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa -museum of Louvre in Paris and the young Leticia Casta actress of the cosmetics giant L'Oreal.

This Post modern video art installation is deliberately elusive as a concept avoiding as much as possible the modernist desire to classify.….

This is must see exhibition…