Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
24 Oct → 30 Mar 2021
From Tue to Sun 11 am to 8 pm. Nocturne Tue until 10 pm. Closed on Mon.
His name may not mean anything to you... And yet, he is a famous Armenian filmmaker! Artavazd Pelechian's films are without history, without dialogue and without actors. But then, what do they tell? Poetic and full of beauty, these films bewitch us and make us think about the human condition. The central theme of his work, Artavazd Pelechian returns with a film about the precarious cohabitation of human communities with their environment, simply called Nature. As a universal language, cinema is for the director the only means of questioning human nature and awakening consciences. This magnificent exhibition is the result of 15 years of work and collaboration between Artavazd Pelechian and the Cartier Foundation, where the film is being shown in its world premiere! Set in dialogue with the majestic landscapes presented in The Seasons of 1972, Nature reveals superb images of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis. Artavazd Pelechian reminds us here that Man is only too small compared to the grandeur of nature. We, spectators and humans, are the protagonists of his scenes without actors.