The Beauty Parlor

ALT_CPH 18, Over-Existing
A gathering of contemporary performance art in Copenhagen
May 25- 27, 2018

With : Emile Degorce-Dumas, Christine Overvad Hansen, Sharon Van Overmeiren, Vincent Voillat, and Yarisal & Kublitz.

The Beauty Parlor (Institut d'Esthétique) is an artistic project founded by Emile Degorce-Dumas, Haily Grenet and Vincent Voillat, to question notions of estheticism within the environment of a beauty salon. The institute collaborates with artists from various backgrounds to examine the possibility of creating direct connections between the public and artworks.

For Alt_Cph, The Beauty Parlor explore the notion of "Spiritual Materialism". Translated to a hyper-connected world eager for perfection and visibility as much as authenticity, "Spiritual Matrialism" echoes the meeting of Eastern spiritualities and healing practices with Western researches for self improvement and happiness.

Artists Emile Degorce-Dumas, Christine Overvad Hansen, Sharon Van Overmeiren, Vincent Voillat, and Yarisal & Kublitz conceive a therapeutic, meditative and spiritual installation dealing with opposite desires. This performative environment is transformed over the days by ritual gestures and interactions with the public.

Treat yourself a snail slime skin care with exceptional regenerative and repairing properties. Enjoy a stones care while sharing stories from the past and the future.
Listen our voice to find your original self while receiving an oil massage.
Live a holistic experience.



Anaïs Lepage is an independent curator and writer based in Paris.

Her research focuses on excesses and secrets in art history in connection with a history of the affects and spiritualities as well as postcolonial and gender studies. Inspired by radical pedagogies and feminist theories, she questions the forms of speech through collaborations, workshops, and a shift in critical, intimate, and performative narrative.

Trained in Art History at the École du Louvre, in Museum Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and in Curatorial Studies at the Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Lepage multiplies experiences in France and abroad.
She started at the Maison Rouge - Foundation Antoine de Galbert in Paris, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal and, alongside Guillaume Désanges, at the Verrière - Hermès Foundation in Brussels. Then, she worked as assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chengdu, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

From 2015 to 2020 she co-founded HEIWATA, a curatorial platform based between Paris, Mexico City, and Toronto. She has developed projects with artists such as Madison Bycroft, Julien Creuzet, Gaëlle Choisne, Ad Minoliti, and Rachel Rose, among others. Recently, she collaborated with AICA International, the CNEAI art center, and the Palais de Tokyo. Since 2019, she teaches exhibition curating at the Sorbonne University