GalleriesArtists 15-09-2017

Eva Hober opens new, ambitious space in Paris’ upscale 8th arrondissement

Eva Hober has opened a new, 120 square meter space at 156 Boulevard Haussmann — a stone’s throw from the Musée Jacquemart-André, in one of Paris’ most expensive neighborhoods — in what is a symbolic move from the Marais district, where the gallery ran its business for 14 years.


Despite her move to high-end Paris — where she will be neighborhoods with Gagosian, kamel mennour and Galerie Lelong — Eva Hober’s new space is intended to make the gallery more “accessible” to the larger public, especially young collectors. Works under the gallery’s “Friends & Family” category will be up for sale at under €5,000.

The bigger space and an additional underground — private — show-room allow Hober to offer collectors a place to exchange, rather than just spend a few minutes in the gallery. The show-room will also feature a sample of works by all the artist represented by the gallery. With her new space, Hober — who no longer attends art fairs — wants to create a more relaxed gallery experience, a real alternative to the frantic atmosphere of art fairs.

 

Youcef Korichi, “Seuils”

Until October 14, the gallery hosts “Seuils”, an exhibition of works by artist Youcef Korichi featureing “realist” paintings by the artist, which turn into photographs when seen at a distance.

Always exploring intimate questions relating to Korichi’s personal journey, the paintings “crystallize moments that escape our gazes” in the words of the artist. The works featured in “Seuils” show the expressions, feelings and hybrid portraits that have inspired the artist in a multitude of ways.

From October 19 through November 25, (the gallery will only feature short-term exhibitions) Eva Hober will host an exhibition dedicated to artist Clément Cogitore, whose work is also on show at Paris’ Le Bal. Next year, Rebecca Bournigault will take over the gallery’s walls.

 

Youcef Korichi, L'herbe (2017) oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm / Passage (2016) oil on canvas, 162 X 130 cm

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