Paris Past

Beau à la louche

João Vilhena
Solo show

Alberta Pane Gallery is pleased to present João Vilhena's third solo exhibition in the Parisian venue.
João Vilhena finds most of his subjects by collecting old photos, stereoscopies, and postcards, which play a central role in his work. Postcards and holiday snapshots are therefore bearers of memories, of a saudade, and evoke both the distance and the attachment to a place of belonging. A stereoscopic view* is for him, above all, a scopic impulse. Over the years, these photo-objects have become one of the artist's field of research of his graphic journey .

In this exhibition, the artist invites us to plunge into an atmosphere at once nostalgic and erotic. Therefore, the artist's love for enigmas is mixed with written and visual language, ultimately configuring itself as a “cartography of desire”.

  • The exhibition will exceptionally close from September 28th to October 1st *