Christine Germain-Donnat (under the direction of), Éva Jospin. Galleria, Paris, Éditions Lord Byron, 2021
1st edition Edition of 900 copies Hardcover, 22 x 28 cm, 64 pages French English Edition Translated from French by Ben Lenthall ISBN : 978-2-491901-21-9
Éva Jospin. Galleria is the catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name from November 16, 2021 to March 20, 2022 at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris (FR). It includes a preface by Christine Germain-Donnat, a text by Emanuele Coccia, a conversation between Éva Jospin and Raphaël Abrille, and a presentation of the invited artists Faustine Cornette de Saint-Cyr, Aurore d'Estaing, and Guillaume Krattinger.
Visual artist born in 1975, former student of the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Éva Jospin was a resident at the Villa Médicis (2016/2017). She lives and works in Paris. Known for her virtuoso use of raw cardboard as her material of choice, she recently proposed a 350 m2 embroidered panorama, La Chambre de soie, showing great talent as a colorist (2021). She also works in bronze and concrete, creating sculptures or "skins" for building facades. Inspired by nature and the architecture of baroque gardens, her works are so many factories and follies summoning dreams and classical tradition. Aediculae, landscapes, vegetation, foliage and ornaments populate his universe.
Faustine Cornette de Saint-Cyr, lives and works in Paris. She is a photographer who got lost in books. Her works summon memory, the written word, a story told or a disappearance. Literature is often the primary material, but in the end, the words withdraw.
Aurore d'Estaing is an illustrator. She is particularly sensitive to the disappearance of species and chooses to paint birds when many species have already disappeared or are seriously threatened. Her portraits have the meticulousness of Renaissance miniaturists. Painted in watercolor on a black background, encircled by small frames of about ten centimeters in diameter, Aurore d'Estaing's birds look at us, fragile, proud, charming, mischievous...
Guillaume Krattinger was born in 1985 in Besançon. He studied applied arts at the Olivier de Serres School and then entered the Beaux-Arts de Paris in Jean-Marc Bustamante's studio where he developed a practice of sculpture and photography. He lives and works in Neuilly-sur-Marne.
Raphaël Abrille has been a curator at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature since 2000. He is the author of numerous texts published in particular in the catalog Cinq siècles de vénerie féminine, by the Musée de la vénerie in Senlis in 2006, Le cabinet de Diane, by the Musée de la chasse et de la nature in 2007 or Les chasses de monsieur Courbet, by the Musée Gustave Courbet in 2012.
Born in 1976, Emanuele Coccia is a philosopher of Italian origin. Lecturer at EHESS (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) since 2011, he was assistant professor at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau from 2008 to 2011, researcher and visiting professor at the University of Tokyo in 2009, Buenos Aires in 2010, Düsseldorf in 2013 as well as at Columbia University in 2015/2016.
Christine Germain-Donnat began her career in 1999 as curator at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille, then at the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée de la Céramique in Rouen. While directing the Grobet-Labadié Museum, she was in charge of the project for the Museum of Decorative Arts and Fashion at the Château Borély in Marseille from 2008 to 2013, before taking over the direction of the Department of Heritage and Collections at Sèvres-Cité de la céramique. Christine Germain-Donnat took over the direction of the Museum of Hunting and Nature in 2019.