Grégory Sugnaux

data romance

11.03. – 05.06.2022

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Gruyères Castle invites Gregory Sugnaux to take possession of its interiors with a new body of work created in resonance with the site. In data romance, the artist filters the historical monument through a computer program and offers a new and surprising interpretation going from mischief to surrealism.

Drawing from the immeasurable flow of images that are propagated on the web (anonymous photographs, stock images or memes), Gregory Sugnaux selects those matching specific keywords to later depict them his works. The ephemeral and fleeting imagery of Internet culture is thus frozen on the walls of the medieval fortress, probing both our relationship to time and our frantic consumption of images.

 A graduate of the École cantonale d’Art du Valais and the Hochschule der Künste in Bern, Grégory Sugnaux (1989) lives and works in Fribourg. Distinguished by the Kiefer Habitzel Prize in 2015, he was also a finalist for the Swiss Art Prize in 2020.

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Christelle Boulé

Photo Esplanade


01.04. – 19.06.2022

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For its new Photo Esplanade edition, Gruyères Castle invites Christelle Boulé to show her project Botanica. Inspired by the herbarium of the Jardin des Plantes in Montpellier and its centuries-old plant specimens, the photographic series evokes the patiently preserved natural treasures and the disappearance of the species.

Through her photograms imprinted by leaves, branches, pistils or petals of existing or extinct plants, the Swiss Canadian artist invents a timeless and marvelous garden. Her compositions, a colorful kaleidoscope on the castle’s terrace, invite us to a journey through time and celebrate the fragile and sometimes intangible wonders of nature.

Graduated from the Ecole cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, Christelle Boulé (1984*) has internationally exhibited and published her images. Her work has been distinguished by the Kassel Fotobookfestival (2020), the Grand Prix of Photoforum in Bienne (2019) and the PDN Photo Annual (2017).

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Marc-Antoine Fehr

09.07. – 16.10.2022

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