Magali Lambert is a French artist, born in 1982, based in Paris
Graduate of l’École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris in 2006, Magali Lambert sees in photography an opportunity to hod what tends to disappear by staging vestiges and relics.
She collects and ritualizes abandoned materials saved from dumpster or oblivion. Her rites consist of collisions, images and words: « the worn forms become objects expanding history(ies). Riddles. All are fragile, all carry in them the preciosity and the precariousness of living ».
« As a baudelairian ragman-poet, Magali Lambert scrutinizes remains of our civilization. She chases objects, vestiges and skeletons, marries them in a beautiful shape, photographs them as newlyweds, then pins the picture in a box of those made for butterflies or remarkable insects. » (Michel Poivert, Preface of "Histoires naturelles", 2013)
Named member resident of the Casa de Velasquez, French academy in Madrid for year 2012-2013, her works are frequently exhibited worldwide and notably at Lianzhou photography festival (China), Montrouge contemporary art fair (France), or in art capitals such as New-York, Madrid, Paris, Marseille, Porto, and Brussels.
signed book 91 photographs from 7 series of works, taken between 2011 and 2018 Format: 17×23 cm 148 pages, of which: 124 p. on Magno + 24 p. interleaves on Pergamenta creative paper 90 g. from Fedrigoni. Binding: hard, cut at the top and bottom (exposed cardboard) Deep blue leather cover with gold marking Isbn: 979-10-95208-17-4
Signed and numbered 42/50, accompanied with an original signed and numbered edition(drawing) 18/20. Short story, drawing, photograph : Magali Lambert Printed, binded (Japanese bookbinding) by the artist Signed and numbered over 50 copies Layout : Laure Chapalain