If natural borders defy the horizon, other borders whose lines have been drawn by human hands, however, only separate fellow people. And when one crosses those boundaries, when one merely steps on the other side, do people and landscapes really seem different?
Poetry also nestles in the smallest gaps and crevices, lines and borders. This is what the six artists brought together by Irène Laub Gallery are trying to show through this group exhibition. They question the border as a horizon line and a suspended moment in time. For some of them, this work evokes space, for others, cultures and time. The title of the exhibition is a tribute to the beautiful 1991 film The Suspended Step of the Stork by Theo d’Angelopoulos (and to the suspended step of Alexandre, a young reporter on a mission to a border refugees are waiting to cross).
– Christine Bluard, July 2022