25 Dover St
25 Dover St
Ange Leccia: Disappear
26 May—13 July 2018
Senesi Contemporanea is pleased to present Disappear, an exhibition showcasing recent works by Angle Leccia, marking the artist’s first solo show in London. Recognised as a pioneering figure of French Video Art, the artist has in response to the gallery, created a body of commissioned work that follows the two most recent gallery exhibitions with Mireille Kassar and Michele Ciacciofera. Disappear marks the end of a trilogy of exhibitions, exploring the Mediterranean area as land of culture, conflict and memory. On view are three videos and four printed stills of the moving image on aluminium.
Ange Leccia (born 19 April 1952) is a contemporary French painter, photographer and film-maker. He works in Paris primarily with photography and video. Leccia was born in Minerbio, Barrettali commune, in Corsica, and studied Fine Arts. Initially engaged in both painting and photography, he has over time devoted himself to photography and video as his chosen media.
He is represented by the gallery Almine Rech and Jousse Entreprise. Since 2011, he has been responsible for Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the Palais de Tokyo’s creative lab. Leccia is also lecturer at the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Cergy-Pontoise (ENSAPC).
Leccia’s work can be found in prominent collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, for example included in the Guggenheim New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Seibu Museum Tokyo, Japan; Musée de la Ville d’Hiroshima, Japan.
Senesi Contemporanea’s mission is to actively contribute to the development of contemporary art and international visual culture by conducting research of different generations of artists and linking them to one another.
Senesi Contemporanea offers support for both emerging artists and reception for the research of those artists, who have already gained international recognition, but are not represented in the City of London. The gallery’s exhibition program, which alternates exhibitions of emerging artists and exhibitions of established artists, intends to actively support research projects and publications, to act as a catalyst for the development of new ways of visual representation.
At the heart of Senesi Contemporanea’s exhibition space is the Project Room designed to house site-specific installations. With the room’s two windows looking out onto Dover Street, it offers passers by a view of the inside, allowing the work to be approached from two perspectives; from the inside, in relation to the space the work is contained by; and from the outside, where the work responds to the historic building site.