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gabriel yacoub's poster, planches, boîtes, empreintes & reliques [is available here]

 

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gabriel yacoub always felt a strong curiosity for customs, rites and superstitions of all nature

with malicorne, he pursued a research on traditional country songs, this naturally drove him towards the magic aspect of this culture

apart from his personal musical research, gabriel is fascinated by legends, myths and ancients beliefs, he collects tales, testimonies, as well as objects linked to this domain

for many years, gabriel had been spending some of his time in the old province of le berry
he found there the repertoire of music and tradition that had been his main source of inspiration since then

most of the objects that can be found in gabriel's boxes come from there

the planks, often mentioning dates, are inspired by historical events, real legendary people, or simply visions of the artist inspired by his passion for the symbols, esoteric rites, magic, white or black
the planks combine art and craft including different technics, recovered materials, textures, collage, painting...

the french "surréaliste" art movement used to "can", or close in a box, simple objects of the everyday life

gabriel yacoub's boxes are filled with either leftovers, and neglected little things, or with elements that primitive, or modern culture ritualized and made sacred by men's passion, fears, or pure imagination
objects have strong values for generating superstition and materialize their natural quest for symbols

boxes, hermetic and limpid
the magic of found objects, with no illusion

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1985 reliquaires sorciers galerie grise, paris
1986 nouveaux reliquaires galerie grise, paris
1988 salon de l'érotisme paris
1989 biennale du groupe 109 grand palais, paris
1990 in voto maison de la villette, paris
1990 théâtres de l'imaginaire
- musée ingres montauban
- musée des beaux-arts pau
- galerie du 3ème oeil bordeaux
1992 boites chapiteau du footsbarn theatre, paris
1993 boîtes atelier jmc, aubervilliers
1994 boîtes théâtre municipal, quimper
1994 exposition commune avec didier comès musée de l'image, la louvière, belgique
1996 regards élémentaires avec gaston riou hôtel de villaines, la châtre
1999 boîtes 't eynde, st nikklas, belgique
2000 boîtes aire du centre de la france, bruère
2001 boîtes église du village, nisse, pays-bas
2002 boîtes festival "l'air du temps", lignières
2004 pentacles hôtel de ville, saint barthélémy d'anjou
2004 boîtes association "dale & pépie", lyon
2005 pentacles espace culturel hippolyte mars, équeurdreville
2006 boîtes salon d'automne de l'orangerie, saint amand montrond
2006 boîtes 3ème biennale d'art contemporain, bourges
2007 boîtes salon de printemps de l'orangerie, saint amand montrond
2007 boîtes rencontres des arts, thevet-saint-julien
2008 boites & empreintes médiathèque équinoxe, châteauroux
2010 empreintes salon d'automne, saint amand montrond
2011 boites & empreintes musée des jeux traditionnels, loon-plage
2012 boîtes, planches & empreintes centre culturel jean cocteau, bourg de péage
2017 planches, boîtes, empreintes & reliques galerie des plantes, marçais [galerie personnelle]
2017 reliques les bains-douches, lignières
2017 planches galerie la transversale, bourges

for info or conditions for a gabriel yacoub planks and boxes exhibition:
g-yacoub@wanadoo.fr

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