2018 :
Exhibition with Casey Spooner
SIR: CHARACTER STUDIES, PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, SELF ACTUALIZATION AND CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY 2013-2018
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein
Passstraße 29, 52070 Aachen Germany

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2015 :
TRIBUTE TO THE CHELSEA HOTEL EXHIBITION
by FREDERIC MONCEAU

Jack Kerouac, Stanley Kubrick, Allen Ginsburg, Jane Fonda, Patti Smith, Dee Dee Ramone, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Sid Vicious, Andy Warhol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Arthur C. Clarke and Harry Smith… these are just some of the names engraved on the plaques that adorn the legendary Chelsea Hotel. Constructed in 1883, The Chelsea carved its name deep into the hide of contemporary popular history, becoming a harbour for glamour, controversy, tragedy and artistry alike – a strange concoction that is echoed in the dark beauty of the building’s facade.
Adding to the potent narrative of this space, The Chelsea Hotel famously inspired several films, songs and tv series. In it’s time, it sheltered survivors of the sunken Titanic. It also witnessed crime, murder and suicide – it’s balconies becoming a haunting visual reminder of the latter. The hotel closed for renovation in 2011, symbolising the end of an era and with many of its artworks being removed for protection and cataloguing. The hotel is set to reopen this year.
Among its last patrons was french fashion designer, Stefanie Renoma. In tribute to the rich history of this establishment and as an homage to the incredible minds who walked its halls, Renoma will be exhibiting a her work alongside a temporary collection of images inspired by the Chelsea Hotel, including that of GQ South Africa’s contributing photographer, Frederic Monceau. Frederic appealed to Renoma for his ability to sublimate her work through his imagery. It is the second time he will be exhibiting with her. 
GQ SOUTH AFRICA http://gq.co.za/2015/05/chelsea-hotel-by-frederic-monceau/


2015 :
EXPOSITION DU 10 JUILLET AU 20 AOUT 2015
LA GALERIE NIKKI DIANA MARQUARDT

présente
Dancing, Smoking
Photographies de Frédéric Monceau

« The darkness shall be the light and the stillness the dancing » T.S. Eliot

Frédéric Monceau n’a de cesse de capter l’essence même du corps humain dans sa pluridisciplinarité et son infinité. A la fois libéré, à la fois bridé car chorégraphié, le corps entre en scène et dépasse peu à peu les limites de la peau. Il n‘est plus seulement une réalité esthétique et anatomique, il devient le reflet d’un mouvement, le fragment d’une danse insaisissable. Aimer, s’embrasser, voler, respirer ... Tout autant d’histoires que racontent chacun des clichés de l’artiste.
Dans l’instantanéité des photographies de Frédéric Monceau, le ballet de la vie semble avoir perdu tout rapport au temps et à la performance. Il nous laisse témoin de ces moments spontanés et infinis qui nous rapprochent de l’intimité du corps. Chaque tirage répond à la contradiction la plus profonde, « l’obscurité est la lumière et l’immobilité est la danse ».

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