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Nathanaëlle Herbelin in conversation with Anaël Pigeat

Filmed in her studio in Paris, Nathanaëlle Herbelin discusses her exhibition Undivided Attention.

Nathanaëlle Herbelin and art critic Anaël Pigeat discuss the artist's latest exhibition at the gallery, Undivided Attention (2023).

"I believe it becomes realistic when you capture elements that are deeply human—things that may seem insignificant or unspectacular. In fact, little details or small objects can carry profound anecdotes. This is what renders something truly realistic. Take, for instance, the model Mariame featured in the exhibition. She wears a large scrunchie. Yet, it is precisely this detail that makes us sense her presence, convincing us of her existence as a real person.”

Anaël Pigeat is an art critic and journalist, a graduate of the Courtauld Institute. She was editor-in-chief of Art Press magazine between 2011 and 2018. She then joined the team of the monthly The Art Newspaper France as editor-at-large, and contributes to the culture pages of Paris Match. She was one of the speakers of La Dispute on France Culture, from 2014 to 2020. She regularly hosts Masterclasses on France Culture, as well as series on the program À Voix Nue. She created, produces and hosts the podcast Phonomaton since 2020.