Initiated by Pierre Granoux in late 2012, the artist–run gallery LAGE EGAL still sees itself as an independent space aiming to experiment with the mechanisms of presenting and mediating art in a rather playful way. The focus is on curatorial projects that examine and reconsider the stature of exhibitions as such, but also as a creative act that offers the public new ways of viewing art.
LAGE EGAL has set a long-term goal to give artists the opportunity to display their work outside the commercial art market, also as a professional ground for curatorial practice to guest curators. LAGE EGAL also distinguishes itself through its thematic discussions with artist’s books and editions — and accordingly by questioning the original, the copy or reproduction, the duplicate or the series.
Even though the designation 'artist-run gallery' or ‘project space’ as such suggests a local constant, the concept of LAGE EGAL ("location no matter") is rather unattached to one specific location. The name of the gallery is not only a word–play, it also describes exactly the process of a textual and programmatic dynamism and flexibility where the location of the space becomes irrelevant.