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Contemporary art

Hubert Duprat

90 min visit

Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
19 May → 27 Jun 2021
From Wed to Fri from 10 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Thu until 10 pm. Closed on Mon.

« A unique artistic and revolutionary pieces, between art, craftsmanship and anthropological research »

Hubert Duprat is a man of experimentation who has been developing for about thirty years a singular work, halfway between conceptual art and minimal art. In La Phrygane, he exploits the way of life of the larvae, for whom he makes them create cocoons made of gold, pearls and stones instead of twigs. With Corail Costa Brava, he assembles coral and breadcrumbs, exploring the sculptural possibilities of heterogeneous materials. With flints planted in florist's polyurethane foam, Tribulum is like a work between two opposite eras. As its importance begins to be fully understood, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris is dedicating a retrospective, the first in France, to Duprat. Through various ensembles, photographic and sculptural, and the reactivation of monumental works, the exhibition takes us on the journey of the French artist whose demanding work is enriched by chance and empiricism. Blurring the boundaries between art and craft, it constitutes an eclectic ensemble, with surprising materials, inspired as much by 16th-century decoration as by the first lithic industries. It is an unprecedented experience that leads one to question the objects that shape the world.


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