Presentation of "Racines"

Galerie Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob invites Galerie Oia to 13 rue Chapon 75003 Paris for a two-part conversation.

A meeting between Aboriginal art and the art of South-East Asia, two cultures that put their narrative energy at the service of a poetic work of memory.

In the spring (16 May - 15 June), the ‘Roots’ exhibition will mark the genesis of this partnership, exploring the links between the present and the past and invoking heritage and mythology. In the summer and during the Olympic period (6 July - 21 September), the ‘Strong’ exhibition will celebrate the vital force of the region and the need for artistic commitment.

Take part in the guided tours (free and without registration)

Wednesday 22 May at 3pm (Stéphane Jacob and Hervé Cadet)
Saturday 25 May at 3pm (Hervé Cadet)
Wednesday 29 May at 3pm (Stéphane Jacob and Hervé Cadet)
Saturday 1 June at 3pm (Stéphane Jacob)
Wednesday 5 June at 3pm (Stéphane Jacob)
Saturday 8 June at 3pm (Hervé Cadet)
Wednesday 12 June at 3pm (Stéphane Jacob)
Saturday 15 June at 3pm (Stéphane Jacob and Hervé Cadet)

The quest for identity and the exploration of origins transcend geographical and temporal boundaries to express a deep connection with the land, culture and history. The tree is a profound illustration of the ambiguous nature of plants, both above and below ground, visible and invisible. In many cultures, the invisible is of great importance. Roots, which belong to the invisible, anchor the visible and express the underground ‘active part’. A root never stands alone. To live, it needs to multiply, branching out into rootlets that form an extensive and more or less tangled root system. The roots of two plants may also merge to enable them to exchange materials and signals. By weaving a veritable network, they form a fertile breeding ground for powerful personal and collective narratives that question the links between the present and the past and invoke heritages and mythologies.

Amazed by Aboriginal art during a stay in Australia, Stéphane Jacob-Langevin founded one of the first art galleries specialising in Aboriginal and Western Australian art in Paris in 1996. A graduate of the École du Louvre, he is a member of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.) and the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art.

Hervé Cadet, who holds a Master's degree in cultural tourism project engineering and an international postgraduate diploma specialising in cultural policies and heritage development, trained with Stéphane Jacob-Langevin, opened Galerie Oia in 2023, specialising in South-East Asian art. 

Together, they have teamed up for their first exhibition, ‘Racines’, which explores the links between the present and the past, invoking heritage and mythology.

Roots’ exhibition
16 May to 15 June 2024
Monday to Saturday, 10am - 6pm
13 rue Chapon 75003 PARIS

22 May - 15 June 2024