Chronicles of the Ordinary

18 Jan - 09 Mar 2024
Solo show
Thursday 18 January 2024

From January 18 to March 9 2024, Galerie La Forest Divonne Brussels is presenting “Chronicles of the Ordinary“, a retrospective exhibition of the duo Elsa & Johanna.

Jean de Malherbe and Elsa & Johanna have been working together since 2017. At that time, he organized the first gallery exhibition for the two young artists at Galerie La Forest Divonne in Brussels.

For the PhotoBrussels Festival 2024, they revisit their journey together, spanning through the successive series that have brought recognition to the photographer duo, from «A Couple of Them» (2014-2016) to «Douze heures du jour et de la nuit» (2023), including «The Timeless Story of Moormerland» (2021-2022), «Palace Odyssée» (2020), “Le reflet de la cuillère (2017) and «Beyond the Shadows» (2018-2019).

Elsa & Johanna are the models of their own images, changing gender, role, age or emotion in turn, to the rhythm of the settings that touch and inspire them. Together, Johanna Benaïnous and Elsa Parra have created a language and atmosphere that have won them numerous awards and, from 2022, a retrospective at the Städtische Galerie in Karlsruhe and a solo show at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.