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Modern Sati

When the Indian woman marries, she becomes the property of her in-laws and no longer belongs to her family. Ancestrally, if the husband died, she had to follow him into the afterlife. Sati is the act of a Hindu widow cremated on the funeral pyre of her husband to fulfill her role as wife.

The prohibition of this age-old practice in 1829 was not enough to give Indian women a family or social weight. Since then, the widow is no longer burnt at the stake, as can be seen in Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, but the tradition continues perniciously.

In the best cases, she becomes the slave of her stepmother, or, unfortunately, a fire in the kitchen, a fall from stairs or an acid attack will happen accidentally. Giving to the mother in law the honor of raising orphaned grandchildren.

In a broader sense, women, widows or not, remain subject to the diktats of a changing society. When the husband's death, after a rape or a divorce or for a simple financial independence desire, women often have no choice but to physically or socialy disappear. Their status remains unchanged in strangled by traditions. It is the modern Sati.

Each photograph synthetizes, in a studied composition, symbolic elements and gains depth which inspires introspection and meditating to the spectator. The artist allegorizes by the combination of the purifying fire, the crepuscular light corresponding to time for thinking, a decorum marked with loneliness; all calls for an awareness of the struggle to the respect of the fundamental human rights.

This deceptive progress forces us to look again at the image and reveals the esthetic strength of the photographs taken in 2016 in Rajasthan (state in the North-West of India) where Floriane de Lassée has been to bear witness to the alarming status of women.

Agenda

28.06.2014 - 28.06.2014

31.05.2014 - 30.09.2014

10.04.2014 - 13.07.2014

Biography

Born in 1977. Lives and works in Paris.


EDUCATION

2003/2004

- Graduated from ICP (School of the International Center of Photography), New York, USA

1995/2000

- ESAG/Penninghen (École Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques), Paris

1999

- Programme ERASMUS, HDK University (Graphism & Fine Art), Göteborg, Sweden


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017
- « Modern Sati », La Galerie Particulière, Paris
- « Trucks » & « Présences », La (Deuxième) Galerie Particulière, Paris

 

2015
- « How Much Can You Carry? », Edeman gallery, Chicago, USA
- Outside exhibition around the city of Bonifacio, Corsica
- La Galerie Particulière, Brussels, Belgium

 

2014    
- « How Much Can You Carry? », Musée des Avelines, Saint-Cloud
- « How Much Can You Carry? » & « Ciels de Seine », La Galerie Particulière, Paris
- « Traits d'union », 12 Drouot, Paris

 

2013    
- « Half the Sky », supported by L'Oréal's patronage, Women's Forum, Deauville
- KG+, festival of the Kyotographie, Kyoto, Japan
- Image ARK, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

2012
- Parcours Saint-Germain, Paris

 

2011    
- « Inside Views », Espace Dupon, Paris
- « Présences », Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris

 

2009    
- « Inside Views - Beijing », Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris
- « Night Visions », Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
- « Inside Views - Beijing », Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Pekin, China

 

2008    
- « Inside Views - Moscow », Mois OFF de la Photo, Paris
- « Inside Views », Paris Beijing Photo Gallery, Pekin, China
- « Inside Views », Galerie Na Solyanke, curating by CM-Art, Moscow, Russia
- « Inside Views », Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris

 

2007    
- « Inside Views - Shanghai », Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris

 

2006
- « Inside Views - New York & Shanghai », Galerie Na Solyanke, curating by Malleray Art Consulting, Moscow, Russia

 

2005    
- « Inside Views - New York », Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

- Invited to the Festival Photo Phnom Penh, with the "How Much", Diamond Island, Koh Pich, Cambodia

- Exhibition Floriane de Lassée and Nicolas Henry (artworks made in India), Saint-Merry Church, Paris

 

2016
- Guest of honor at the Rencontres internationales de la photo, Fez, Morocco

- « Anonymat d'Aujourd'hui », Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

2015
- Edelman Gallery, AIPAD, Paris Photo Los Angeles, Art Miami, USA

 

2014
- Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodge
- « How Much Can You Carry? », Festival « Peuples et Nature », La Gacilly (Brittany)
- Pulse Miami, La Galerie Particulière, USA

 

2013
- « Présences », Musée de la Photographie André Villers, Mougins

 

2010
- Biennale Ubi & Orbi, Sedan

 

2009
- Festival Photo d'Atlanta, USA
- Art Paris, France
- « Packaging », MUDAC (museum), Lausanne, Switzerland

 

2008
- Paris Photo, Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris
- Show Off, Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris
- Art Paris, Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris
- Biennale de La Cambre Architecture, Brussels, Belgium

 

2007
- Art Paris Abu Dhabi, Abu Dahbi, United Arab Emirates
- Festival Voies Off 07, Arles
- Art Moscou, Moscow, Russia
- Art Paris, France

 

2006
- Scope London Art Fair, London, England
- Jeune Création 2006, Bellevilloise, Paris
- Festival Voies Off 06, Arles

 

2005
- Association Florence, Espace Commines, Paris
- « Hey, Hot Shot », série « Supermarkets », Galerie JenBekman, New York, USA

 

 

COMMANDS

 

2017

- Carte blanche for La Seine Musicale, Boulogne-Billancourt (Insula Orchestra, Hauts de Seine)

 

2015

- Carte blanche for the perfume l'Extase by Nina Ricci

 

 

AWARDS


2014

- Lens Culture Emerging Talents 2014

2013

- Selected for the fifth cycle of the Pictet Award (theme « Consumption » with « How Much Can You Carry? »)

2010

- Selected for the third cycle of the Pictet Award (theme « Growth » with « Inside Views »)

2008

- Rising Talent, Global Women's Forum

2007

- Winner of Nazraeli Press Award / ICP

2005

- Winner of « Grand Prize PDN Edu Photo Contest » (with « Nightviews »), USA

 

 

PUBLICATIONS  


2014

- « How Much Can You Carry? », Éditions Filigranes

2009

- « 100 000 ans de beauté », with the support of L'Oréal Foundation, Éditions Gallimard (Fine arts Books)

2008

- « Inside Views », Nazraeli Press edition, USA

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Press

Modern Sati

Modern Sati

12.01.2017

20 minutes

Floriane de Lassée & Nicolas Henry

Floriane de Lassée & Nicolas Henry

01.05.2014

Elle Déco

Floriane de Lassée, Objectif Monde

Floriane de Lassée, Objectif Monde

08.03.2014

Le Figaro

Floriane de Lassée

Floriane de Lassée

01.03.2014

Résidences Décoration

Le poids de la vie

Le poids de la vie

01.03.2014

Photo

Le tour du monde en images avec Floriane de Lassée

Le tour du monde en images avec Floriane de Lassée

05.02.2014

Figaroscope

Floriane de Lassée

Floriane de Lassée

01.02.2014

Réponses Photo

Floriane de Lassée

Floriane de Lassée

01.02.2014

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