The thought of all things passing and nothing staying put can be surprisingly soothing, since the idea of change is the most constant element of life.
Aëgerter's work addresses the permanent transformation that lies in the essence of things. She examines the archive that shapes our collective memory. Displacement and translation play an important part in her work. Accurate reconstruction coexists with staged coincidence.
Laurence Aëgerter (Marseille, 1972) is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Amsterdam and Marseille. Photography, installation and artist's books are her main media.
Over the past years she has exhibited in several international solo and group shows. Recent solo exhibitions include: Le Louvre, MAMAC (Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art) Nice; Seek and Hide, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; The Modernists and More, Hermitage Museum Amsterdam. Recent group shows include: From Here On, Arts Santa Monica Museum, Barcelona/ FoMu, Antwerp/ Les rencontres de la photographie, Arles; 5e LagosPhoto Festival Nigeria; Conceptual photography, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam.
Aëgerter realized site specific installations and art in community projects in assignment for a.o. ; SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Domain, NL); Général des Bouches-du-Rhône (FR); Musée Borély des Arts décoratifs de laFaïence et de la Mode, Marseille; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; the City ofAmsterdam; the City of Leeuwarden and the City of Arles.
Her works are included in collections of o.a.: Paul Getty Center Los Angeles, MoMA New York, Tate Gallery London, MAMAC Nice, Caldic collection Rotterdam.
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