Do you know the sense of humour of British writer and journalist Jerome Klapka Jerome?

Definitely far from the ways of farse, easy puns and obscene innuendos, this humour in fact derives from observation of common and daily circumstances. From the unsuspected.

His name is most commonly associated to his most famous work, the comedy Three Men in a Boat (1889). Boating upstream in river Thames, friends Jerome, Harris and George, with their loyal friend Montmorency the dog, travel on their boat for days and live new and unexpected adventures that never fail to move.

Three main characters at comparison, each with their own unique language. Three artists compared: Bernhard, Erica and Kate.

Only one will: communicate. Here they are on the same boat. Playing.

They suggest three different readings of the surrounding world, all joined by a strong sensitivity, attention and aesthetic research.

Bernard Kahrmann (German, born in 1973), Erica Nyholm (Finnish, born in 1982) and Kate Fichard (Anglo--‐French, born in 1987) launch the first collective exhibition curated by Domenico de Chirico. Two of them were among the “Jeune Talents” in the Paris Photo edition of 2012.

While the water and family sceneries frame self--‐reflection wishes (Erica Nyholm) and the light shows itself in hues of gleams, so dear to Giuseppe Ungaretti (Bernard Kahrmann), the suspension and capsizing highlight the unforeseen with a touch of witticism (Kate Fichard).

"To Say Nothing of the Dog"!

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