11 août 2011
Août 2011

Jeudi 11 août 2011, de 18 h à 22 h

Catherine Lauxerois Imbert et Bénédicte Giniaux vous invitent dans la galerie d’art pour découvrir le dernier livre de Jean Lauxerois, philosophe.

” La beauté des mortels “
Essai sur le monde grec à l’usage des hommes d’aujourd’hui
Pour nous Européens, la Grèce a longtemps été “le pays de notre désir”, selon la belle formule de Nietzsche.
Mais est-ce encore le cas ? L’humanisme traditionnel apparaît aujourd’hui d’autant plus dépassé que le monde qu’il a contribué à édifier, fondé sur l’homme rationnel, maître de soi et de la nature, touche désormais à sa fin. Si l’on veut que la “source grecque” puisse être à nouveau féconde pour une Europe en mal de définition et d’orientation, il importe de retrouver la mémoire de ce qui fut l’invention grandiose de l’aventure grecque : l’homme n’est pleinement homme qu’à la mesure de son défaut d’être ; c’est à l’épreuve de sa limite et de sa condition de mortel qu’il peut s’accomplir et construire un monde commun.
Pour devenir ce que nous sommes, pour trouver notre essentielle destination, il serait grand temps de reprendre le chemin de cette dimension fondatrice.

Jean Lauxerois est ancien membre du Collège international de philosophie ; il a notamment traduit et présenté des œuvres de
Sophocle, Platon, Aristote, Heidegger et Adorno

Gérôme et Dolores Morand-Monteil accompagneront la dédicace de l’auteur en vous proposant une dégustation de leurs derniers crus :
Château Terre Vieille – Grateloup

Committed to living artists for more than 25 years, Bénédicte Giniaux started in the Oise and Paris regions before moving to Bergerac, Dordogne, where she opened her own art gallery in 2011.
In the heart of the historic centre of this charming city, the gallery presents the work of twenty permanent artists. The figurative art, which is here always customised and stylised, remains a priority, through various themes (the world of humans and animals, journeys, nudes, everyday life scenes and still-life paintings). Numerous abstract artworks are also on display.
In this art gallery, poetry, tenderness, humour and life stories are predominant. The artworks are signed by professional artists deeply committed to their work. Some of them even have a solid reputation abroad.
From small to large formats, the artworks are made of bronze, terra cotta, raku, iron, Corten steel, stainless steel, wood, glass fusion, etching, engraving, drawing, collage, watercolour, pastel, acrylic paint, oil paint, photography…

The gallery is run with passion by Bénédicte Giniaux. All her energy is dedicated to various artists, from France and abroad, with whom she chose to work and on long-term partnerships. They work hands-in-hands with a mutual confidence.
Throughout the year, various events give the gallery its tempo: solo or collective exhibitions, in situ with the permanent artists of the gallery, as well as outdoor exhibitions in partnership with important places, such as this summer exhibition at the Château des Vigiers.

“Over the past nine years, the Bénédicte Giniaux art gallery has been able to win over and retain an audience of amateurs and collectors from all over the region and passing through the Dordogne. The quality of the selected artworks, as well as the friendliness of the reception, undoubtedly make it one of the most important art galleries in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.” Florence Peyron

“I have always been working with artists from whom the sensibility and the creative techniques passionate me. I appreciate their investment, their commitment, their artistic search as well as the way they look at their own work. Some of them are present since the beginning of my activities, and when new artists fit in the gallery, my selection criterion are mainly linked with their professional background and I look for long-term partnerships.
All the sculptures and all the paintings are one-offs. Regarding the bronze sculptures, casted in limited edition and numbered, each one of them is called “Épreuve originale”. I never put on display artworks made from resin, neither for indoor nor outdoor.
All the artworks are technically mastered, and I always deliver a certificate of authenticity, alongside a text of introduction or a catalogue about the artist.”
Bénédicte Giniaux

Bénédicte Giniaux dans sa galerie à Bergerac

Over the past nine years, the Bénédicte Giniaux art gallery has been able to win over and retain an audience of amateurs and collectors from all over the region and passing through the Dordogne. The quality of the selected artworks, as well as the friendliness of the reception, undoubtedly make it one of the most important art galleries in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.”   Florence Peyron

“I have always been working with artists from whom the sensibility and the creative techniques passionate me. I appreciate their investment, their commitment, their artistic search as well as the way they look at their own work. Some of them are present since the beginning of my activities, and when new artists fit in the gallery, my selection criterion are mainly linked with their professional background and I look for long-term partnerships.
All the sculptures and all the paintings are one-offs. Regarding the bronze sculptures, casted in limited edition and numbered, each one of them is called “Épreuve originale”. I never put on display artworks made from resin, neither for indoor nor outdoor.
All the artworks are technically mastered, and I always deliver a certificate of authenticity, alongside a text of introduction or a catalogue about the artist.”
Bénédicte Giniaux

Les sculptures de Patrice Mesnier dans sa galerie à Bergerac