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Bertrand Lavier La Vénus d'Amiens

By modifying the scale and the materials of a prehistoric statuette, Bertrand Lavier (born in 1949, in Chatillon-sur-Seine) has removed it from the Paleolithic era so as to integrate it into the heart of today’s artistic preoccupations.

Commissaire : Jean de Loisy

Since 2012, Palais de Tokyo has been inviting artists, from all generations, to intervene on its building. These in situ pieces may appear on a wall, the windows, etc., and are regularly replaced. Today, it is under the title “Anémochories”* that Palais de Tokyo is bringing together these works which echo with one another, fromn one space to another.

* “Dispersal, by the wind, of the fruits and seeds of flowering plants, or, more generally, of spores and other forms of dispersal of living species.” Encyclopedia Universalis

 

Exhibition Site-specific installation

From 23/06/2016 to 11/09/2016

Open every day except Tuesdays, from noon until midnight.

Bertrand Lavier

By modifying the scale and material of a prehistoric statuette, Bertrand Lavier (born in 1949 in Châtillon-sur-Seine) has removed it from the Palaeolithic and inserted it into the heart of the artistic issues of our times.Bertrand Lavier was born in 1949 in Châtillon-sur-Seine (Côte-d’Or). Initially trained as a landscape gardener at the Ecole Nationale d’Horticulture, Versailles, he produced his first artworks in 1969, before rapidly imposing his presence as one of the major figures on the contemporary European art scene. Over the past few years, his solo shows have been devoted to his work at the Musée National d’Art Moderne (Paris, 2012), the Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne (2011), the Atelier Hermès (Seoul, 2010), the Villa Sauber (Monaco, 2010), the Villa Medicis (Rome, 2009), the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2002) the MAMCO, Geneva (2001) and the Galerie Yvon Lambert.

Interview Bertrand Lavier - La Vénus d'Amiens