Melanie Matranga was born in 1985 in Marseille. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris in 2011. In 2014, she was awarded the Frieze Artist Award and was nominated for the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard prize in the same year, as well as the Aware prize in 2018. She is represented by the galleries High Art (Paris, Arles, FR) and Karma International (Zurich, CH). Her work, which combines installations, sculptures, and films, has been the subject of several solo shows, notably at the Palais de Tokyo (2015), Villa Vassiliev (2018), and in her French and Swiss galleries. She uses language as a witness, approaching it through appropriations (personal narratives, pieces of music…) or direct messages integrated into her works. Her relationship to space, altered through a sensitive apprehension of its architecture or luminous perception, disturbs the visit and enhances the dreamlike sensation of the exhibition Éveillée.
The exhibition “Sauge” brings together fifteen artworks in the space of the art center, marked by the domestic characteristics of a late 19th-century mansion.
Marie-Mam Sai Bellier and Clara Pasteau are two graphic designers who met during their studies at the Beaux-Arts in Lyon. They are currently redesigning the visual identity of “Passages,” which originates from an environment observation residency at the art center. The launch of this new graphic design and the new website is planned for September 2023.
Based on a set of specifications, their travels across the Aubois region, and their interactions with local cultural figures (historians, artisans, specialized production entities, etc.), their focus has been on two main aspects:
Starting from January 27, 2023, discover “Plus haut tremble,” a solo exhibition by Marine Wallon.
First presented at the Villa du Parc and then at the Biennale d’art contemporain in Lyon three years ago, the artist reactivates the Bouilleur de Savon project in a new form at Passages. For Troyes, the idea is to start recycling the three-tonne puddle to produce a series of sculptures and an artist’s soap edition. This participatory project invites 28 artists and associations to provide illustrations for the production of stamps. We find : Anita Molinero, Antoine Grulier, Antwan Horfee, Bruno Peinado, Cecile Pancafe, Ceel Mogami de Haas, cONcErn, Daniel Otero Torres, Fabienne Radi, Florent Meng, François Durif, Gaëlle Choisne, Haydée Marin Lopez & Camille Besson, John Fou, Jules Dumoulin, Le Centre d’art contemporain / Passages, Lyla Marson, Mario Picardo, Mathieu Mercier, Nina Childress, Pablo Tomek, Pauline d’Andigné, Renaud Loda, Romain Sarrot, Samy San, SKKI©, Thomas Koening et Alice Guittard, la Villa du Parc avec un design d’Ismaël Abdallah et Constance Jacob.
For his solo show at Passages, Yan Tomaszewski has linked works from several of his projects. Usually working in large sets anchored in specific contexts, the artist creates sculptural worlds and films intertwining mythology with reality.
Le Centre d’art contemporain / Passages has been in existence for 40 years, thanks to its founding members: Dominique Letscher, Guy Mansuy, Françoise Balboni-Gibert, Roger Balboni, and Martine Rog.