In Sète, the artists whose works are used as sets in the two successful series of TF1 are honored during the exhibition “Art in series”, to be found at the Galerie du Reservoir from July 8.
It is by advancing to the back of the Reservoir art gallery, in Sète, that we discover the food-truck “Little Spoon”, well known to fans of the soap opera “Tomorrow belongs to us” (DNA), broadcast on TF1. The truck takes pride of place among the paintings, and thus illustrates the link between art and the DNA and Ici tout commence (ITC) series. The exhibition serial artto be found in the art gallery from Friday July 8 at 6:30 p.m. during its opening, is indeed the result of an exceptional partnership.
“A human encounter without which the project could not have seen the light of day”
Who is hiding behind the works of art that can be seen on the screen? What work are these paintings, these sculptures the fruit of? These are the questions that Marc Thiébault, set designer for the two series, wanted to answer with this exhibition: “The idea is to promote the artists, pay tribute to them and say thank you, because they have invested themselves, they have agreed to put their canvas in our series.”
Clémence Boisanté, director of the art gallery, recalls for her part that this partnership, which brings together both artists from the Reservoir and others carried by Marc Thiébault, is the result of a “human meeting without which the project could not have seen the light of day”. An observation shared by the head designer, who also appreciates the process of access to art for all that the Reservoir promotes.
“Artists in support of what the characters are”
The painter Raymond Attanasio, whose paintings appear in the series ITC, says: “At first, I didn’t really see what it could bring me. Then I understood the link between the story and the setting, it’s part of a whole.” The work of the artists is therefore at the center of the decors of the series, and the exhibition is an opportunity to put their works back in the foreground.
The actors are also not insensitive to their participation: “It’s important that we don’t just have copy-pasted or studio sets”as they say Nicolas Anselmo, Claire Romain, and Benjamin Douba Paris.