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Beasts of the stage!

60 min visit

Espace Monte-Cristo - Fondation Villa Datris
14 Mar → 20 Dec 2020
From Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6:30 pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

« A successful exhibition that reopens to the delight of young and old alike!  »

Good news!!! The "Bêtes de Scènes" exhibition reopens and is even extended until July 12th. It was open just before the lockdown and it's a good thing it was able to reopen. From the wild beauty to the beast within us, "art does not cease to be haunted by the animal" (Deleuze and Guattari). From the study of the landscapes where it lives or the myths it embodies, to its incarnation in human nature, to its fragility in a damaged environment, the animal inhabits creation. Today, the Villa Datris Foundation highlights the view of contemporary sculpture on this essential figure. Bêtes de scène is made up of 29 artists for 57 sculptures. The video artist Samuel Rousseau returns to the origins and animates the first animals painted in the caves of Lascaux. Kate MccGWIRE's Quetzalcoalt and Evert Lindfors' Noah's Ark return to the founding myths. For his carte blanche, Laurent Perbos creates a singular aviary: with about twenty works made of everyday materials, he questions the evocative power of the bird, symbol of freedom. Awareness of environmental issues allows him to pay homage to an animal that has become precious and to question the relationship between man and animal. As for Katia Bourdarel or Joana Vasconcelos, they do not hesitate to get closer to their own animality to embody their struggles. You don't necessarily know all these artists? A great opportunity to go and see this exhibition to discover one of their creations in this cultural place of the 20th district of Paris which extends an accessible program and playful points of view for young and old.


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