ARTISTES

MILLER LEVY

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Born in 1950 in Cairo (Egypt).
Lives and works in Paris (France).
 
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Miller Levy - clithographs

Miller Levy has a twinkle in his eye, nimble hands, and a pronounced taste for things of the mind, which for more than thirty years he has put his talents toward depicting. With profound logic and supreme irony—the two ends of the balance pole that keep him on a tightrope between words and images, high above the yawning chasm of existence—he refers to himself as a variety artist. This unassuming banner, which he can make flap or snap any way the winds of creation blow (drawing, painting, sculpture, installations, writing, video), is what he claims legitimizes his artistic dabblings. But let there be no mistake: varied though they may be, every one of his creations is marked by a consistent approach, which we can define as a rigorous and salutary attempt to air out reality. Tormented by the question of juxtapositions – whether juxtapositions of ideas or the physical proximity of bodies (with all the joyous couplings their intermingling offers us) – Levy often gets wandering hands when he picks up his pencil: a pencil whose (erotic) point is good and sharp, and that he likes to dip into the murky waters of a fanaticism older than the hills. How wonderful it would be if men and women fit, as if drawn together. By flooding our eyes, the artist refreshes our memory. An unsolved mystery hangs over sexual relations and constantly inserts itself between bodies, in the fantasies in which we (un)drape them and the chinks in our private thoughts about them. So while our attempts to equalize relations between the sexes are doomed from the start, in this subtle eroticism our eyes still find something to ease their soreness. An erotics of vision as consoling balm?

François de Coninck

(translation : Mark Polizzotti)

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One man shows:
 
2008
"Minimalismes", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
2007
"Monochromes", Gallery Atski, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland.
2004
MOIS DE LA PHOTO "La place du sujet est devant le verbe ou derrière l'objectif", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
"La dynamique des couleurs", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
2001
"Ozokérit", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
Galleria dell'Immagine, Cesena, Italy.
1999/2000
"L'Aprèshistoire", Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris.
1999/2000
"La philosophie floue", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
1998
"Les enquêtes du commissaire Dekspo" - galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
1996
"Les nouveautés du Moi", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
1995
"Artiste de variétés", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
1988
"Sur la route de Mylar", Centre Georges Pompidou, Atelier des enfants et Forum, Paris.
 
Group shows (selected):
 
2013
Slick Bussels, Bruxelles, Belgium.
2012
"Be Yourself", Espace à débattre et Espace A VENDRE, Nice, Fr.
"Autofocus", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
2011
“Festen ?!”, Paul-Louis Flandrin galerie, Paris, une proposition de Francine Flandrin.
2009
"Cure", CHB Hôpital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, proposition curatoriale de Francine Flandrin en partenariat avec le MAC/VAL, Vitry sur Seine.
2007
"International Festival of Cinema and Technology", Orlando, USA.
2006
"Après dAdA ?", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France.
Vidéoformes (en compétition), Clermond-Ferrand, France.
2005
Festival du Court-Métrage, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
First Festival of Electronica Media, Centro Cultural Telemar, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
FIAC 2005, stand Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France.
Présence vidéo, L’Orangerie, Cachant, France.
Gallery, Mezzanine de L’Alcazar, Paris/F.
2004
Mois de la Photographie, Hôtel Lutétia, Paris, France.
FIAC 2004, stand Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France.
2003
"Photos/artistes", Carré Saint-Vincent, Scène Nationale, Orléans, France.
"Issue de secours", Château de Linardié, Senouillac, France.
2000
"Autonomnées", galerie Donguy, Paris.
1999
"14ème Video Formes", Clermont-Ferrand, France.
1998
"11ème Instants Vidéo", Manosque, France.
"La nuit de la mutation", By The Way, Paris.
1997
"Odeurs, une Odyssée", Passage de Retz, Paris.
Festival Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France.
"Torino Design", Barcelone, Amsterdam, Chicago.
"La Part des Anges", galerie Art et Essai, Rennes, France.
1996
"Chimériques Polymères", M.A.M.A.C, Nice, France.
"Le Cirque", Cirque d'Hiver, Paris.
"Autour de Roger Vivier", Hong Kong.
"Instants Vidéo", Manosque, France.
1995
"Passions Privées", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris.
"Livres d'artistes", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
"Les machines rient", Centre d'Art et de Plaisanterie, Montbéliard, France.
1994
"Expo Arte", galerie Rino Costa, Bari, Italy.
"Salon de Musique, dernière suite", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
"Le Temps de l'Ailleurs", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
1993
"Vues sur mer", La Villette, Paris.
"Salon de Musique, suite d'automne", galerie Lara Vincy, Paris.
1992
"L'art au défi des technosciences", Pavillon Tusquets, La Villette, Paris.
1991
"Les métiers du son", Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, La Villette, Paris.
"Deux ans d'acquisitions", FRAC Alsace, Haguenau, France.
1990
"Vive l'eau", Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, La Villette, Paris.
1989/90
"Art Frankfürt", "Art Fair Chicago", "Foire de Bâle", galerie Jade, Colmar, France.
1986
"Biennale Internationale de Photographie", Paris.
"The Polaroid collection", Köln, Germany.
1985
"Génération Polaroid", Pavillon des Arts, Paris.
 
Public collections:
 
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris.
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris.
N.S.M. Vie, Paris.
Cabinet des Estampes, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
Collection Polaroid, Cambridge, U.S.A.
Direction des Affaires Culturelles de la Ville de Paris, Paris.
FRAC Alsace.
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, La Villette, Paris.