Studio
des Acacias

The Studio des Acacias is a home for artists. It is a natural home for their exhibitions, as part of a demanding artistic program as well as during the mentorship program organized by the Reiffers Art Initiatives Endowment Fund.

From Laure Prouvost's immersive installations to Matthew Day Jackson's monumental works, or Benjamin Millepied's dance holograms on a Barbara Kruger set, the Studio des Acacias will now host the Mentor & Jeune Talent exhibition and the Reiffers Art Initiatives Endowment Fund's Group Show twice a year.
Soukhos<br><br><span>Raphaël Barontini</span><br><br>July 2021
Soukhos<br><br><span>Raphaël Barontini</span><br><br>July 2021

Soukhos

Raphaël Barontini

July 2021

The result of his LVMH Métiers d'Art residency, Raphaël Barontini's SOUKHOS exhibition was organized in partnership with Reiffers Art Initiatives and with the support of the Mariane Ibrahim gallery. Raphaël Barontini is a 36 years old artist who graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Hunter College of Art in New York.
His work of "creolization" of images has already been exhibited by many museums and galleries around the world, including through remarkable performances in the United States in Savannah, Fort Worth or very recently Chicago.in his protean work, the artist constantly questions the relationship between art and craft, East and West, and politics. In 2020, he was selected by LVMH Métiers d'Art for an artist residency at the heart of the Heng Long tannery,
in Singapore, renowned for its exceptional expertise and know-how in tanning and finishing crocodilian leather. All of the works created during the residency as well as several representative pieces of the artist's work were presented at the Studio des Acacias by Mazarine in July 2021.

Raphaël Barontini, 2020

Raphaël Barontini, 2020

Raphaël Barontini, 2020
YOU ARE MY PETROL, MY DRIVE, MY DREAM, MY EXHAUST<br><br><span>Laure Prouvost<br><br></span>October 2018
YOU ARE MY PETROL, MY DRIVE, MY DREAM, MY EXHAUST<br><br><span>Laure Prouvost<br><br></span>October 2018

YOU ARE MY PETROL, MY DRIVE, MY DREAM, MY EXHAUST

Laure Prouvost

October 2018

You are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust was born of a collaboration between curator Martha Kirszenbaum and artist Laure Prouvost, selected to represent France at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Combining representations of desire, dreamlike imagery, and fantastical depictions of nature, Laure Prouvost's immersive films and installations, drawings, and tapestries challenge our relationship to language and understanding through
the intertwining of complex narratives and surreal moments that feed her unusual approach to the conventions of film and image. The artist attaches particular importance to language and its representation, and brilliantly masters this way of playing with words. She tries to make visible the unimportant objects, those that the system of consumption which governs our daily lives has left to the oblivion: the residues, the detritus, the broken or dysfunctional objects, unloved.
You Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust reveals the two sides of the same coin, and this through a diptych of videos that were presented through an installation based on resin, objects such as relics, a motorcycle, an LED or a vodka bar evoking the two environments, one rural and French, the other urban and American.

Laure Prouvost, 2018

Laure Prouvost, 2018

Laure Prouvost, 2018

Laure Prouvost, 2018
REFLECTIONS REDUX<br><br><span>Benjamin Millepied & Barbara Kruger</span><br><br>October 2017
REFLECTIONS REDUX<br><br><span>Benjamin Millepied & Barbara Kruger</span><br><br>October 2017

REFLECTIONS REDUX

Benjamin Millepied & Barbara Kruger

October 2017

The Studio des Acacias presented "Reflections Redux", an exceptional exhibition by Benjamin Millepied and Barbara Kruger combining holographic projections, films and immersive scenography. The event was inaugurated during the FIAC 2017 week. In the Studio des Acacias, the impressive visual environment created by artist Barbara Kruger for her ballet "Reflections" (2013) was recreated for the occasion.
More than just a set, Benjamin Millepied offered an unprecedented immersive experience. Invited to enter a completely redesigned Studio des Acacias, the visitor is immersed like a dancer in the heart of Barbara Kruger's scenography. The ballet's three-dimensional reactivation is complete: light effects, music and above all holographic projection of four
scenes from "Reflections". The dancers in L.A. Dance Project thus appeared in the form of holograms to create the key moments of the ballet within the exhibition.

Benjamin Millepied & Barbara Kruger, 2017

Benjamin Millepied & Barbara Kruger, 2017

Benjamin Millepied & Barbara Kruger, 2017
New American Art<br><br><span>Rashid Johnson & Matthew Day Jackson</span><br><br>October 2015
New American Art<br><br><span>Rashid Johnson & Matthew Day Jackson</span><br><br>October 2015

New American Art

Rashid Johnson & Matthew Day Jackson

October 2015

On the occasion of the Fiac 2015, the Studio des Acacias invited two of the most talented representatives of American contemporary art, Rashid Johnson and Matthew Day Jackson.
The two artists Rashid Johnson and Matthew Day Jackson, who invested the Studio des Acacias with unpublished works, share a certain vision of the American dream, an America often criticized, synonymous with imperialism and hegemony, between racial struggles and World War II.
Paul-Emmanuel Reiffers, President of Mazarine Group and Founder of Studio des Acacias, wanted to bring together Matthew Day Jackson and Rashid Johnson, whom he has been following for several years, in this exhibition conceived and produced in collaboration with the Hauser & Wirth gallery.

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The Portraits<br><br><span>Guy Bourdin</span><br><br>April 2016
The Portraits<br><br><span>Guy Bourdin</span><br><br>April 2016

The Portraits

Guy Bourdin

April 2016

Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest photographers of the second half of the 20th century and a brilliant inventor of fashion and advertising images, Guy Bourdin produced several of his photographic projects at the Studio des Acacias. "Guy Bourdin: The Portraits" is a selection of the most personal works ever shown in Paris since his death in 1991, showcasing rare images produced between 1950-1980. Curated by the eminent historian Shelly Verthime, this exhibition features over 150 photographs shot by the artist that are both intimate and personal.
Early black and white photographs–greatly influenced by Surrealism but little-known–stand alongside Bourdin’s more iconic, timeless photographs, while a special showcase of personal Super-8 films from his personal collection complete the show. The "Guy Bourdin: The Portraits" exhibition highlights the central role played by Surrealism in the photographer's work. Influenced by his close relationship with Man Ray,
Guy Bourdin's first portraits laid the foundations of his visual language and Surrealist approach, both signatures of his style in later years. Bringing to a close forty years of Guy Bourdin's artistic research, the exhibition ends with his colour press and advertising photography, which revolutionised fashion photography at the end of the 20th century.

"Guy Bourdin : The Portraits", 2016

"Guy Bourdin : The Portraits", 2016

"Guy Bourdin : The Portraits", 2016
Drop Shadow<br><br><span>Mark Handforth</span><br><br>October 2014
Drop Shadow<br><br><span>Mark Handforth</span><br><br>October 2014

Drop Shadow

Mark Handforth

October 2014

From his Miami studio, the heir to the pop art generation, has worked on one of the hijackings of everyday life and street furniture of which he has the secret. The exhibition of Mark Handforth proposed to explore the theme of light in the artist's work.
Between Pop Art and Minimalism, the British artist took over the space, with his monumental and luminous works that humorously diverted objects from everyday life.
Often woven with phosphorescent lights, his sculptures crossed their fires with those of the roofs of Paris visible under the glass roof of the Studio des Acacias.

Mark Handforth, 2014

Mark Handforth, 2014

Mark Handforth, 2014