Novel collaboration with Valérie Belin
November 27, 2020
FLATLAND is proud to commence working together with Valérie Belin (1964, Boulogne-Billancourt) who is one of the most celebrated French photographers of today. In presenting her work in The Netherlands, FLATLAND will work closely with the esteemed gallery Nathalie Obadia in Paris who has been working with her for years. The first context in which FLATLAND presents the meticulously crafted imagery of Valérie Belin, is in the duo-exhibition Transcendence – outside time, with Dutch artist Kim Boske. Both artists approach photography as a material, rather than a medium, placing subjects out of context and time. Coming months, more works of the French artist Valérie Belin will be displayed at the gallery.
Valérie Belin received three solo exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and a couple of times her work was exhibited in the MoMA, New York. A selection from her significant other solo exhibitions include Reflection at the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK, 2019) ; Painted Ladies at the 50th edition of les Rencontres d’Arles (France, 2019); Hungry Eyes at the FoMu in Antwerp (Belgium, 2011) ; Valérie Belin: Correspondances at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris (France, 2008) ; the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne (Switzerland, 2008) ; the Maison Européenne de Photographie in Paris (France, 2008) and Huis Marseille (The Netherlands, 2007).
In 2017 she received the honour of becoming Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Ministry of Culture and Communication.