•For Lucie Planty, art is told through a fiction, a narrative system. The young artist slips into the folds of time to bring back missing places, forgotten artists, missing works. Her production questions us on the essential issue of disappearance. This is so with the series of paintings Collection Particulière which aims to recreate missing paintings stolen during the Second World War from documentary traces, descriptive gaps, black and white photographs. These forms of reinterpretation, played from a partial and past score, pull an art of space towards an art of time, and make us hear the writing of a history of art. In the likes of Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, which opens on a lie: that of the manuscript found of a missing poet, Lucie Planty creates narrative mirages, and hence is an author of a story of art-fiction.
installation of 100 books, 32 x 45 cm each, unique copies, Folie Numérique prize-winner, 2017-2021