Surfaces, merveilles et caprices

Monday 30 January 2012 at 7 pm

Patrick Javault is welcoming Natacha Lesueur.

Whoever has seen one of Natacha Lesueur’s photographs even once generally remembers it for a long time. Whether heads wearing aspic hats or legs sheathed in chaudfroid, the culinary preparations invented by the artist to glorify bodies will make you laugh or smile at the nerve or the incongruity of the proposition. Smiling, however, does not preclude questions or doubts in front of images which, while reminiscent of Baroque or even a certain strand of Surrealism, produce a crude vision of beauty in mass-consumption as constructed by advertising, for instance. Insinuations and metaphors of desire are then put aside: when longing or even passion come into play, they usually take over. Regression and transgression complement each other, and they are a good match.
Even when they do not invite to manducation, Natacha Lesueur’s works always strike a delicate balance between the decorative, the funny, and the uncanny.


Thierry Davila

Fondation Pernod Ricard
1 cours Paul Ricard
75008 Paris
Free entrance
Free admission, without reservation


À la librairie 
Saturday 24 February 2024 at 4 pm

Launch of the book Dans la polyphonie d'une île

Launch of the book Dans la polyphonie d'une île. Les fictions coloniales du séga Mauricien (ed. B42) by Caroline Déodat
at the Bookshop of the Fondation Pernod Ricard.

Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 7 pm

Inauguration of TEMPLATE by Nicolas Chardon

Fully integrated into the architecture, the entrance to the Pernod Ricard Foundation allows artists to hang a painting there for a period of two years. The work TEMPLATE, by Nicolas Chardon, now replaces the Hommage à Prévert by Vera Molnar (1924-2023) on the pediment of Café Mirette, at the entrance to the Pernod Ricard Foundation