THE ARCHIVES: GALERIE VALENTIN

Exhibition view of « Missiles et Balsamines » by Véronique Boudier, Valentin, Paris, 1999 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Missiles et Balsamines » by Véronique Boudier, Valentin, Paris, 1999

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Aujourd’hui is happy to present an exclusive selection of pictures from Galerie Valentin’s archive, that documents not only the gallery's program throughout the last two decades, but also the evolution of an exhibition's photographic documentation.

Founded in 1994 by Frédérique and Philippe Valentin, the gallery has built his path around the french and international emerging art scene and generation. They manipulate with a certain distance the new forms of practices bounded to the development of the internet networks. Throughout their way, they realized first exhibitions of artists who become to date some strong references in contemporary art. The two galerists attach a particular importance on the diversity of their displays. They don't hesitate to transform the whole space to let it totally available for artists. The solid exchanges they maintain with the international scene leads them to participate to the most important worldwide fairs. In 2012, they included a second space in the parisian gallery called « Project Room » to let a free field of creation and experience for young artists and curators like the show curated by CURA Italian team in 2014. In this same movement, they created monCHERI in the Belgian capital with the galerist JeanRochDard in April 2014. Thanks to the risk taking and the freedom they had in this new space, they invite emerging artists to develop projects and new forms of exhibitions.

Exhibition view of « Les devantures de la rue Saint-Gilles » by Veit Stratmann, Valentin, Paris, 2000 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Les devantures de la rue Saint-Gilles » by Veit Stratmann, Valentin, Paris, 2000

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Générique » by Boris Achour, Valentin, Paris, 2000 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Générique » by Boris Achour, Valentin, Paris, 2000

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « La géométrie des terrains vagues » by Yves Grenet, Valentin, Paris, 2000 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « La géométrie des terrains vagues » by Yves Grenet, Valentin, Paris, 2000

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of Mathieu Mercier, Valentin, Paris, 2001 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of Mathieu Mercier, Valentin, Paris, 2001

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of Claude Lévêque, Valentin, Paris, 2001 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of Claude Lévêque, Valentin, Paris, 2001

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « J'en ai pris des coups mais j'en ai donné aussi », Bridget Riley, Bertrand Lavier and Jean-Michel Sanejouand (with John Armleder, Franck David, Noel Dolla, Liam Gillick and Robert Malaval), Valentin, Paris, 2002 courtesy of the artists and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « J'en ai pris des coups mais j'en ai donné aussi », Bridget Riley, Bertrand Lavier and Jean-Michel Sanejouand (with John Armleder, Franck David, Noel Dolla, Liam Gillick and Robert Malaval), Valentin, Paris, 2002

courtesy of the artists and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Bravo ! » by Pierre Ardouvin, Valentin, Paris, 2002 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Bravo ! » by Pierre Ardouvin, Valentin, Paris, 2002

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of Olivier Dollinger, Valentin, Paris, 2003 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of Olivier Dollinger, Valentin, Paris, 2003

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Documentary Evidence », Lisa Oppenheim, Jean-Luc Moulène and Christopher Williams (with Ross Birrell and Alexandra Leykauf), curated by Sophie Berrebi, Valentin, Paris, 2004 courtesy of the artists and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Documentary Evidence », Lisa Oppenheim, Jean-Luc Moulène and Christopher Williams (with Ross Birrell and Alexandra Leykauf), curated by Sophie Berrebi, Valentin, Paris, 2004

courtesy of the artists and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « From A to B and Back Again » John Armleder, Goshka Macuga and Gabriel Kuri (with Giorgio Sadotti, Gareth Jones, Elisabeth Wright, Babak Ghazi, Lily Van Der Stokker, Joe Scanlan, Simon Moretti, Mathieu Mercier, Allan Ruppersberg and Sylvie Fleury), Valentin, Paris, 2005 courtesy of the artists and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « From A to B and Back Again » John Armleder, Goshka Macuga and Gabriel Kuri (with Giorgio Sadotti, Gareth Jones, Elisabeth Wright, Babak Ghazi, Lily Van Der Stokker, Joe Scanlan, Simon Moretti, Mathieu Mercier, Allan Ruppersberg and Sylvie Fleury), Valentin, Paris, 2005

courtesy of the artists and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Projection » by Laurent Grasso, Valentin, Paris, 2005 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Projection » by Laurent Grasso, Valentin, Paris, 2005

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Goldbarrgorod » by Nicolas Moulin, Valentin, Paris, 2008 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Goldbarrgorod » by Nicolas Moulin, Valentin, Paris, 2008

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Pétaflops » by Eric Baudart, Valentin, Paris, 2008 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Pétaflops » by Eric Baudart, Valentin, Paris, 2008

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris

Exhibition view of « Featuring » with Francis Picabia, Ryan Gander, René Jacques, Mathieu Mercier and Donelle Woolford, Valentin, Paris, 2008 courtesy of the artists and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Florian Kleinefenn

Exhibition view of « Featuring » with Francis Picabia, Ryan Gander, René Jacques, Mathieu Mercier and Donelle Woolford, Valentin, Paris, 2008

courtesy of the artists and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Florian Kleinefenn

Exhibition view of « Spagahetti » by David Renggli, Valentin, Paris, 2010 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Florian Kleinefenn

Exhibition view of « Spagahetti » by David Renggli, Valentin, Paris, 2010

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Florian Kleinefenn

Exhibition view of « Sick Saliva » by David Douard, Valentin, Paris, 2013 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Florian Kleinefenn

Exhibition view of « Sick Saliva » by David Douard, Valentin, Paris, 2013

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Florian Kleinefenn

Exhibition view of « Art of Living », Katja Novitskova, Timur Si-Qin, Anicka Yi (with Lupo Borgonovo, Luca Francesconi, Sonia Kacem and Emanuele Marcuccio), Valentin, Paris, 2013 courtesy of the artists and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Sylvie Chan-Liat

Exhibition view of « Art of Living », Katja Novitskova, Timur Si-Qin, Anicka Yi (with Lupo Borgonovo, Luca Francesconi, Sonia Kacem and Emanuele Marcuccio), Valentin, Paris, 2013

courtesy of the artists and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Sylvie Chan-Liat

Exhibition view of « tl;dr » by Anne Neukamp, Valentin, Paris, 2014 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Sylvie Chan-Liat

Exhibition view of « tl;dr » by Anne Neukamp, Valentin, Paris, 2014

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Sylvie Chan-Liat

Exhibition view of « Vetiver » by Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Valentin, Paris, 2015 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Claire Dorn

Exhibition view of « Vetiver » by Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Valentin, Paris, 2015

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Claire Dorn

Exhibition view of « Water scars » by Donna Huanca, Valentin, Paris, 2015 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Gregory Copitet

Exhibition view of « Water scars » by Donna Huanca, Valentin, Paris, 2015

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Gregory Copitet

Exhibition view of Patrick Saytour, Valentin, Paris, 2015 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Sylvie Chan-Liat

Exhibition view of Patrick Saytour, Valentin, Paris, 2015

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Sylvie Chan-Liat

Exhibition view of « We’re short a guy » by Gabriele De Santis, Valentin, Paris, 2015 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Sylvie Chan-Liat

Exhibition view of « We’re short a guy » by Gabriele De Santis, Valentin, Paris, 2015

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Sylvie Chan-Liat

Exhibition view of « The smile of a snake » by George Henry Longly, Valentin, Paris, 2016 courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Sylvie Chan-Liat

Exhibition view of « The smile of a snake » by George Henry Longly, Valentin, Paris, 2016

courtesy of the artist and Valentin gallery, Paris / © Sylvie Chan-Liat

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