REALIZE - Aurélien Bellanger and Thomas Lévy-Lasne

Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 07 PM, Free Entrance


Conferences directed by Jérôme Mauche. 

Driven by a similar concern for reality, novelist Aurélien Bellanger and painter Thomas Lévy-Lasne are focusing on the contemporary world description/transcription and its evolutions. Working on objectivity, neutralization, and even hyperrealism, their approach and their work propose, throughout subject saturation, a practice and a story of the most stimulating and brilliant representation.

► Listen to the lecture on France Culture here.

This meeting will be followed by a signature of the book La Fête (text by Aurélien Bellanger and watercolors by Thomas Lévy-Lasne), Editions de la Ménagerie, 2017.


Aurélien Bellanger | After studying philosophy and getting interested in the metaphysics of possible worlds, Aurélien Bellanger publishes an essay devoted to Houellebecq romantic writer, Léo Scheer, 2010. Then, he writes three novels, relating to the current economic, administrative and political interactions in France: Theory of Information, 2012; Spatial Planning, 2014, and Le Grand Paris, 2017. His work is recognized for the ambition of its subjects and his stylistic choice, which made him as one of the most talented contemporary writers. Eurodance, 2018, is constituted by the first part of Julien Gosselin's 1993 show, created with the actors of Groupe 43 from TNS. Each work of Aurélien Bellanger is published by Editions Gallimard.

Since 2017, he is a radio columnist for Les Matins de France-Culture.


Thomas Levy-Lasne | After studying at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, Thomas Levy-Lasne develops a pictorial figurative work, between dullness, luxuriance and observation also associated to a study on French painting. In addition to contributions and articles, he co-organizes, in 2014, with the painter Marc Molk, the colloquium La Fabrique de la peinture at the Collège de France.

His work has been exhibited in many solo exhibitions, such as: the Albert Chanot art center, Clamart; the Orangery of the Château de la Louvière, Montluçon; the Henri Dunant Cultural Center, Les Lilas; as well as the Drawing Now and Paréidolie exhibitions at the invitation of Backslash Gallery and Isabelle Gounod Gallery. He recently participated in group exhibitions : the Robert Dubois-Corneau Museum, Brunoy; Darling Foundry, Montreal; Galerie C, Neuchâtel; Artotheque of Caen; T & L Gallery, Paris; Journiac Gallery, University Paris 1; Fernet-Branca Foundation, Saint-Louis; Eva Hober Gallery, Paris; Projektraum Ventilator, Berlin; St André Abbey Center for Contemporary Art, Meymac; Festival "Hors tracks", Center Pompidou ...

He has been actor and cameraman in several movies of the French director Justine Triet, who dedicated to him her medium-length Vilaine fille, mauvais garçon, in 2011. He made his first short film The Collector, 2017, and currently is a member at Villa Medicis in Rome.


Photo Gallery - Slideshow

Thomas Levy-Lasne, Aurélien Bellanger and Jérôme Mauche
La Fête (text by Aurélien Bellanger; watercolour by Thomas Lévy-Lasne), Editions de la Ménagerie, 2017.
Thomas Lévy-Lasne, Aurélien Bellanger and Jérôme Mauche
Thomas Lévy-Lasne, Aurélien Bellanger and Jérôme Mauche

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