Environment, its transformations, its evolutions will be at the heart of an exhibition in Paris, at the Bourse du Commerce, from February.

A monumental and original installation

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Copyright Pinault collection – Bourse du Commerce -Pierre Huyghe


Against the background of climate change, in the urgency of our present as in the eye of a cyclone, dark and light, spring and winter, rain and sun, cohabit within this unique display, day and night, human and non-human… These unstable landscapes, captured in a desynchronized cycle of time, represent new ecosystems in which visitors are invited to immerse themselves.
Articulated in two stages, this thematic season opens on February 8 with a monumental and original installation by Danh Vo, created for the Rotonde, while at the end of May it is reactivated with the exhibition dedicated to Tacita Dean, in the Rotunda and Gallery 2.


Environment

Copyright Pinault collection – Bourse du Commerce -Pierre Huyghe

A landscape in full transformation


In the other spaces, a hanging from the Pinault Collection supports this birth of a round of changing seasons, changing ecosystems, micro-territories in the making, bathed in a light tending towards a mutating climatic twilight. Presage by Hicham Berrada, which immerses the visitor in a landscape in full transformation, makes us aware of the beauty of a world without us. Chernobyl by Diana Thater takes us into an irradiated landscape, an apocalyptic theatre, while Human Mask by Pierre Huyghe follows the actions and gestures of a monkey, wandering in what seems to be an abandoned town on the outskirts of Fukushima. Robert Gober’s Waterfall stages a trompe l’oeil nature from which we are irremediably separated, while Untilled (pun between « untitled » and « uncultivated », « infertile »), still by Pierre Huyghe, restores the world as it is experienced by non-humans, from dogs to insects, within a compost committed to new possibilities of fertilizing the world.
With Lucas Arruda, these are tiny mental landscapes that make up a universe made of indistinctness, where the skies of pitch, toxic sfumati, give way to invented colors, difficult to discern.

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The paint is at the same time organic, chromatic and poisonous in the imprints that Thu Van Tran places on the surfaces of the white cube from the veils of rubber trees transformed into rubber by colonial exploitation in Amazonia and Asia since the end of the 19th century. In Anicka Yi’s work, it is plant cocoons that give birth to robotic insects, blurring the boundary between the natural and the artificial, like Donna Haraway’s cyborg, in which all dualisms are canceled from modernity, to better embrace all the porosities between beings and identities : these mutations were already announced in the hybridizations of Alina Szapocznikow, where the human body mixes with the plant as with the object. Rooted in the ground, dependent on the wanderings of the sun, we share the condition of the plants, of all the living things that surround us.

Copyright Pinault collection – Bourse du Commerce -Pierre Huyghe

An unregulated cyclic race of time


The relational nature of our humanity is also expressed in the dialogue that Daniel Steegmann Mangrané engages with Cy Twombly: the American painter there described an unregulated cyclic race of time, where the solar boat merged with the image of an eye that opens to better close, and where the belief in the ancient gods mingle with the undulations of desire.
The Spanish artist nestles there by deploying a sum of fragile situations, simple stretched threads sheltering leaves and branches, luminous filaments responding to the fluctuations of the climate as well as to the presence of visitors.


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