TBG+S Programme Curator Michael Hill leads an exhibition tour of breathing with heels, walking with eyes by artist Fanny Gicquel.

Join us for a curator's tour of the current Gallery exhibition at TBG+S, breathing with heels, walking with eyes by French artist Fanny Gicquel. Fanny Gicquel’s tactile and adaptive sculptural environments refer to intimate and natural forms. Their individual components are codependent on one another, providing hanging or resting points where groups of objects and materials correspond and perform. Her installations are accompanied by situations of choreographed activation, imagined by the artist and carefully, yet playfully, enacted by performers. Contact, rearrangement and interaction with elementally changing materials (such as paraffin, vapour, tinctures of liquid, and heat-sensitive paint) are some of the discrete movements and gestures used to activate Gicquel’s work

Fanny Gicquel is the winner of the Prix du Frac Bretagne – Art Norac. The prize aims to support Bretagne-based artists at an international level, by partnering with an international organisation to realise a solo exhibition for the awarded artist. This is Gicquel’s first solo exhibition in Ireland.

Fanny Gicquel lives and works in Rennes, France. Her recent solo exhibitions include Hua International, Beijing (2022) and Berlin (2021); the left place the right space, Reims (2020); Passerelle Centre d’art Contemporain, Brest (2020); and Unworlding, Frieze, London (2021).

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is a leading artists’ studio complex and contemporary art gallery. This year, TBG+S marks 40 years of artists working in the city. This special event is part of a programme of talks, tours, open studios and performances, as we open our doors in celebration of this milestone.