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Ittah Yoda, At the Edge of Dreams

From April 27th to May 31st, the gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Ittah Yoda, a young artist duo formed by Virgile Ittah and Kai Yoda who joined the gallery in January 2022.
This exhibition will present a new body of work exploring the idea of a “symbiocene” where the human, the natural and the digital would live harmoniously.
Alongside their exhibition, the gallery is pleased to invite French artist Josèfa Njtam to take over the cabinets.


Articulating their work around a few fundamental syntactic principles – co-creation, scientific anchoring, self-generation and rhizomic relations between all the works, use of natural materials increasingly linked to their exhibition sites, and references to ancient rather than current collective history – the fundamental question Ittah Yoda asks is that of the being-in-common. And more precisely: what are the conditions of appearance of a new political reflection ? Under the aegis of the idea of the symbiocene – a post-anthropocene world governed by mutually beneficial relations between all beings both living and digital – the artists thus propose a methodology that is as much at work in their creative process as in the works themselves.

Alongside Ittah Yoda’s main exhibition Galerie Poggi will present in its cabinets a group of works by Josèfa Ntjam with three 3D-printed ceramics titled Dattermitières, and six works from her series Lily Pollen in times of independences, which also look at the political potential of microscopic processes and natural mutations in that they can stimulate new political imaginaries.

A talk with Ittah Yoda and Alexandra McIntosh, director of the Centre International d’Art et du Paysage (CIAPV) – Île de Vassivière, will take place at the Galerie Poggi on Tuesday, May 2 at 11:30 am.

This exhibition is realized in collaboration with the CIAPV (Centre International d’Art et du Paysage de l’Île de Vassivière), thanks to the support of the Cnap (Centre National des Arts Plastiques)Scam (Société civile des auteurs multimédia) and CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée).

VR design by Marta Stražičić

Sound design by Nick Zhu / bod [包家巷]

Photography by Andrea Rossetti

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April 27th - May 31st, 2023

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